The Power to Purify: The blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva with teachings on Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
march 12- 13
$60; discounts for monthly members
We generally believe the main sources of our suffering and happiness arise from external things that we have little control over. As a result we experience great frustration, anxiety, anger, and our experience of happiness and peace is fleeting.
Buddha explained that in fact the main sources of our happiness and suffering are within the mind and that by purifying and transforming our mind, we can find the lasting happiness and freedom we long for.
All Buddhas specifically appear in the form of Vajrasattva to purify the minds of living beings. In this special empowerment weekend, we can make a connection with this enlightened being and receive special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature.
This event is led by Gen Kelsang Tabkay, Buddhist monk and Resident Teacher at KMC Phoenix. He will grant the Empowerment and give the commentary. Gen Kelsang Lingpur, Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher at KMC Arizona, will give the Introductory Talk and guide the morning meditation.
“This practice is a scientific method to purify our mind and transform it from an impure mind to a pure mind using Tantric technology.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
Friday, March 12
Introductory Talk - 6:30 - 8pm
Saturday, March 13
Meditation - 9-10am
Empowerment - 11am-1pm
Commentary - 2:30pm - 4pm
Guided Vajrasattva practice - 5:00 - 6:15pm
Prayer booklets used for weekend:
Prayers will be played through the live-stream so it is helpful but not necessary to have these booklets.
Introduction, commentary, & morning meditation:
Commentary will also include Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide
Long Life Prayers and dedication from Prayers for Meditation
Guided Vajrasattva practice: Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra.
Oral instructions of Mahamudra (Preliminary of Vajrasattva)
Joyful Path of Good Fortune (chapter on karma)
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.
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.