How to Be Fearless - Green Tara Empowerment
Saturday February 10, from 10am - 5pm
Tara is a female Buddha, the embodiment of fearless enlightened wisdom. Tara means ‘liberator’ in that she liberates all beings from all fear and suffering. This empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we make a deep connection with Tara’s enlightened mind. Through receiving her powerful blessings we can swiftly actualize our own potential for fearless wisdom and compassionate action.
After the empowerment, Gen Thekchen will give a brief introduction to the "Liberation from Sorrow" prayer booklet, and clear instructions on how to generate yourself as Buddha Tara. By relying on Tara with sincere faith, she will protect us from all internal and external dangers and fulfill all our wishes. She will provide us with all the conditions we need for our spiritual training, and guide and inspire us with her blessings as we progress along the spiritual path.
Saturday, February 10
10am-12pm: Empowerment of Green Tara
2-3.30pm: Commentary to Tara practice and self-generation
4-5pm: Guided practice
This Blessing Empowerment will be led by our Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Thekchen, who is a senior Teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. He has been a Kadampa Buddhist monk and Teacher under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha's teachings in a simple, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.
Limited seating in meditation room.
Overflow available in family area location where audio is provided. Participation is in the blessing ceremony is available for everyone regardless of location.
One of the greatest gifts of Dharma is that it teaches us how to purify our past non-virtues.