June 8, 2024 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre
LL5 89 Collier St
L4M 1H2
$60 | 50% discount for FP students & monthly subscribers
(289) 556-6742
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Awakening the Heart: The Blessing Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara 

This special day commences with the Empowerment, a blissful guided meditation that connects our hearts and minds with Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, opening us to powerful inspiration, positive energy and blessings.

An empowerment, or initiation, offers those receiving it a deeply immersive experience and a taste of their own potential to abide permanently in a state of inner peace and happiness.

In the afternoon, Gen Suma will give commentary on the Tantric meditation practice of Buddha Avalokiteshvara, based on insights offered by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in his book: The Mirror of Dharma with Additions.

We can understand these insights to be oral instructions coming to us from Geshe-la himself.

Taken together, they comprise a direct tantric meditation method whereby our hearts and minds can be swiftly transformed into the nature of love and compassion for every living being.

Saturday, June 8, 2024

  • 9:30 a.m: Doors open

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m: Blessing Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion

  • 1:30 – 3:00 p.m: Commentary to the Practice of Avalokiteshvara

  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m: Guided Meditation on the Practice of Avalokiteshvara

The founder of Buddhism in this world was Buddha Shakyamuni.

After attaining enlightenment, Buddha gave eighty-four thousand teachings, all of which are advice on how to subdue and overcome delusions by cultivating virtuous states of mind.

Buddha’s teachings, as well as the inner realizations achieved through putting these teachings into practice, are known as ‘Dharma’.

The New Eight Steps to Happiness

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso