Wisdom and Protection: The Blessing Empowerment of Dorje Shugden
November 18 | Friday 6:30 - 8pm
November 19 | Saturday 9am - 4pm
Introduction and Empowerment: $65 | Member Benefits Apply
Dorje Shugden is the special Dharma Protector of our Kadampa Buddhist tradition. For us, he is the same nature as the Wisdom Buddha, Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of our lineage. By relying on him we receive special blessings and protection that enable us to progress swiftly along the spiritual path.
The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation in which we develop a deep connection with this Buddha and during which we receive powerful blessings that will enable us to quickly actualize our own potential for Enlightenment.
During the commentary Gen Tabkay will explain how we can rely upon Dorje Shugden in our daily life and practice. By coming under the care of this compassionate enlightened Dharma Protector, we feel we have a powerful friend and spiritual ally guiding and protecting us in all things. In particular the practice of Dorje Shugden gives us a special skill in transforming obstacles into our spiritual training. Understanding the nature and function of Dorje Shugden will naturally enhance our understanding and appreciation of the special qualities that is the essence of our Modern Buddhist tradition.
Friday, November 18
6:30 - 8pm - Introduction
Saturday, November 19
9 - 10am - Meditation
11 - 1pm - Empowerment
2:30pm - 4pm - Commentary
ABOUT the teacher
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.