Energy of Life: The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus
Saturday, December 30th
With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Tabkay
And Visiting Teacher Gen Kelsang Lingpur
9am - 4pm
$65 | Member discounts are different for this annual event
$10 optional lunch
Available in-person only
There is nothing more precious to us than our life. We usually regard material possessions as very important, and put much effort into acquiring them, but in reality our human life is our most important possession. With this human life, we have the opportunity to experience pure happiness if we wish. Unless we have wisdom we don’t know how to grasp this opportunity to make the most of it, and our death will cut short our efforts to follow the path to pure happiness. We therefore need a method to increase our life-span, our wisdom and our merit. Receiving the blessing empowerment of Buddha Amitayus and receiving help to practice the yoga and sadhana of Buddha Amitayus, will help us to increase all three.
What is an Empowerment?
An Empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we make a special, heart-felt connection with a particular Buddha and receive their inspiration. The enlightened mind is said to be like a boundless deep ocean, every drop of which has the power to bring inner peace to living beings. Receiving an Empowerment is a means of connecting with this expansive potential inside our own mind, giving us the energy and wisdom to begin to realize our own Buddha nature.
9 - 10am – Guided meditation
11am - 1pm – Blessing Empowerment of Amitayus
2:30 - 4pm – Teaching on the practice of Amitayus
Part of a special three day Weekend offering, other events include:
ABOUT the teachers
Gen Kelsang Tabkay
Gen Kelsang Tabkay is a Kadampa Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix. He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. Gen Tabkay presents Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others.
Gen Kelsang Lingpur
Gen Lingpur is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona in Tucson. She has been a student and disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years. Gen Lingpur has been ordained as a Buddhist nun for many years and has taught in the New Kadampa Tradition in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Mexico. Having benefited greatly herself from the study of Buddhadharma, she is happy to give back by sharing her love of Buddha’s teachings. With a down-to-earth style, Gen Lingpur helps us to look at our situation in a new light and to transform negative minds into positive ones.