Blessing Empowerment of Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara


Sunday 6 December 10.00am – 4.30pm


Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale, Christchurch

There is plenty of parking on the street but please do not park on the neighbours driveways.

About the Empowerment

On this special day course, our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Luma will grant the empowerment of Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Through developing our love, empathy, and compassion we can bring great meaning, happiness, and benefit to ourself and those around us. Quite simply, a good heart brings good results. The empowerment itself is a blissful guided meditation during which we will receive the blessings of this compassionate Buddha and awaken our own potential to become an enlightened Buddha.

These empowerments only happen once a year in Christchurch so don’t miss out on this blissful day of connecting to Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara.

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: $65 – includes lunch and morning/afternoon tea.
Booking is essential, so please book online now, or contact the Centre to book your place.


9.45 – 10.00am: Registration & morning tea

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.