The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni
With Commentary to The Liberating Prayer
With Gen Kelsang Gomlam
Friday, May 17 7:00-8:30 PM and Saturday, May 18 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
More than 2,500 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni opened the door to enlightenment. What he revealed in that moment – the sublime state of boundless happiness, freedom and the compassionate ability be of limitless benefit to others – is still available to all of us, right now.
An empowerment is a blissful and inspiring guided meditation through which we connect directly to Buddha’s enlightenment and awaken our own potential – or Buddha nature – so as to actualize it ourselves. Gen Kelsang Gomlam will also give a commentary to the Liberating Prayer: an inspiring chanted meditation with many levels of meaning and great power to transform our mind. .
If you have never been to an empowerment before, don’t worry, Gen Gomlam will provide background in the introduction Friday Night, and you will be guided in what to do during the actual ceremony on Saturday. Everyone is welcome to be a part of this wonderful event.
Cost: Weekend before 5/10 $50
This price is for all attending, including GP/FP Members. There is a 25% Discount for Benefactors (Please pay at Center).
Children ages 9-15 are at a 50% rate of the adult price. Kids 8 and under are free!
*Lunch is included for Saturday
About the Teacher
Gen Kelsang Gomlam is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Madison and Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s representative in Madison. She has been studying, practicing and teaching Kadam Dharma for many years. Gen Gomlam’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. Through her loving kindness, sincere concern for others, and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Gomlam provides an inspiring example of someone who has taken Buddha’s teachings to heart.
Kadampa Meditation Center Madison
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Stress Factor Zero: Stress Buster Meditation Series | Thursdays April 4-18 7:00-8:00 PM
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Stress Factor Zero: Stress Buster Meditation Series | Thursdays May 2, 9 and 23 7:00-8:00 PM
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Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays May 12-26 10:00-11:30 AM
Meditation for Kids | Sundays May 12-26 10:00-11:30 AM
Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and Commentary to the Liberating Prayer with Gen Kelsang Gomlam | Introduction, Friday May 17 7:00-8:30 PM
Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and Commentary to the Liberating Prayer with Gen Kelsang Gomlam | Empowerment Saturday May 18 9 AM-5 PM
International Spring Festival at Manjushri KMC | May 24-29
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Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays June 9-30 10:00-11:30 AM (No Class June 2)
Meditation for Kids | Sundays June 9-30 10:00-11:30 AM
Creating the Life You Want Part 2: Awakening Our Pure Potential | Saturday, June 22 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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