Sunday 3 October 10am – 4.30pm
How to Enjoy Long Life, Good Fortune & Wisdom
This Event is fully booked. Please contact the Centre if you wish to be on a waiting list.
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
During this special event our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Luma will grant the blessing empowerment of White Tara, an enlightened being who bestows long life, good fortune and wisdom. We need a long life to complete our spiritual practice, we need wisdom to free ourselves and others from our daily pain and problems, and we need good fortune or positive energy to achieve a long-lasting experience of inner peace and happiness.
The female enlightened being White Tara embodies the limitless love, wisdom and happiness that we can all develop within our own mind. By receiving the blessing empowerment of White Tara—the Buddha of long life, wisdom and good fortune—we make a special connection with this extraordinary being.
The empowerment itself takes the form of a blissful guided meditation through which we receive Buddha’s inspiring blessings.
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 – 12.00pm: Empowerment
12.00 – 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.