Blissful Compassion: The Blessing Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara 

April 29-30


Cost: $65 | Member benefits apply

Lunch available for $5

Pre-Registration is requested for both online and in-person events

With teachings on The Mirror of Dharma


We all have a limitless potential for compassion and inner peace. By relying on the Buddha of compassion, Avalokiteshvara, and engaging his practice, we can swiftly ripen this potential.


The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we awaken our Buddha nature and connect to Buddha Avalokiteshvara to receive powerful blessings.


In Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s most recent book, The Mirror of Dharma with additions, we are given a beautiful, concise commentary on the practice of Avalokiteshvara. This brief explanation is an oral instruction that gives us a unique and direct method for developing compassion and wisdom. During this weekend event, we will take a deep dive into this remarkable commentary and practice so as to uncover its hidden depths and sublime power to change our mind and heart swiftly.


This event is suitable for anyone wishing to draw closer to Buddha and their spiritual potential. 


Space is limited for this event – please register early if you wish to attend in-person. 



Friday, April 29 

6:30pm - 8pm – Introduction with Gen Lingpur


Saturday, April 30

9am - 10am – Morning meditation with Gen Lingpur

11am - 1pm – Blessing Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara with Gen Tabkay

2:30pm - 4pm – Teaching with Gen Tabkay

4:45pm - 5:30pm – Guided meditation on Avalokiteshvara practice with Gen Tabkay


ABOUT the teachers

Gen Kelsang Tabkay is a Kadampa Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix. He has been a student of contemporary Buddhist Master 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.

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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.