Date/Time: Sunday 12 November 10.00am – 4.30pm
Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 19a Upper Crichton Terrace, Cashmere, Christchurch. (Please do not park on Upper Crichton Terrace as it’s a Private Lane).
About the Empowerment
On this special day course Kelsang Luma will grant the blessing empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri who is the embodiment of the wisdom of all Enlightened beings. The empowerment itself takes the form of a deeply peaceful guided meditation that awakens our wisdom and Buddha nature. Following the empowerment, Kelsang Luma will explain how we can rely upon wisdom in our daily life. Through the empowerment, together with putting the teachings into practice, we can learn to stop grasping, live lightly and have the flexibility of mind to respond to every situation in a constructive way.
These empowerments only happen once a year in Christchurch so don’t miss out on this blissful day of connecting to the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri.
Who is the Empowerment for?
The Empowerment is suitable for everyone including beginners! You don’t need to be a Buddhist to attend or benefit. It is especially suitable for those who have been attending the Centre regularly and wish to go a little deeper and to discover more about the tantric aspects of Buddhism, where we use the power of our imagination and deeper levels of mind to accomplish powerful inner transformation.
What will happen at the Empowerment?
An empowerment, takes the form of a series of guided meditations which bestow upon us special blessings that heal our mind and awaken our potential to become pure enlightened beings. The teacher guiding the empowerment will have engaged in a week of silent retreat to prepare for guiding the meditations. Empowerments are also special opportunities to meet with other spiritual practitioners.
Are there any commitments I should know about?
Everything will be clearly explained during the empowerment, and there is no requirement to take any commitments. It is possible to take the empowerment simply with a good motivation to benefit ourself and be of benefit to others.
Cost: $60 – includes afternoon tea. Bring your own lunch or there are cafes nearby.
Booking is essential, so please book online now, or contact the Centre to book your place
9.50 – 10.00am: Registration
10.00 – 12.30pm Empowerment
12.30 – 2.00pm Lunch break
2.00 – 3.00pm Teaching
3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon tea
3.30 – 4.30pm Teaching
What to expect at a class
This is a special Buddhist ceremony, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend.
There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion.