Becoming Buddha - The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni

with teachings on the Liberating Prayer

December 7-8  

with Gen Kelsang Tabkay

$65 whole weekend | $55Saturday only | $10 Lunch - FP & Benefactor Membership Discounts Apply

On this special weekend, Gen Tabkay will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and give teachings on Prayers for Meditation and the Liberating Prayer. Through this, we can awaken our spiritual potential and make a special connection to the enlightened founder of Buddhism in this world.

Essential teachings will be given on the tantric self-generation practice of Buddha Shakyamuni, which is a profound and quick method for attaining enlightenment. Gen Tabkay will also give rare commentary to the deeper meaning of the Liberating Prayer and how we can use this to energize our spiritual practice.  

An empowerment bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature. It is like a formal guided meditation empowering us with the blessings, inspiration, and energy to transform and engage in the self-generation of Buddha Shakyamuni.


Everyone is welcomed to attend!


“The Liberating Prayer is not an ordinary prayer; it is not a simple prayer. It is like a text. It has profound meaning. Definitely it needs commentary by a Teacher verbally. I can say, few people have an understanding of Liberating Prayer. “ 

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


Weekend Schedule:


9 - 10 am -- Meditation with Gen Kelsang Lingpur

11 am - 1 pm -- Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni

2:30 pm - 4 pm -- Teaching on Liberating Prayer part 1

4:20 - 5 pm -- Meditation session on becoming Buddha


10 am - 11:15 am -- Teaching on Liberating Prayer part 2

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm -- Meditation Session on Becoming Buddha

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Tabkay is an American Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix.


He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 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. 

Venue Location: 
Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix
614 East Townley Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix  is a non-profit organization established to bring inner peace to our busy, hectic lives. Through practicing the methods taught, everyone can discover lasting happiness from within.


614 East Townley Ave

Phoenix AZ 85020



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