19. ‘Avalokiteshvara Empowerment Weekend’ ~ 26th to 28th March
£0.00 – £47.50
Part of our Annual ‘Easter Empowerment & Retreat’: Sunday 28th March to Friday 2nd April 2021. (Empowerment Weekend Friday 26th – 28th March.)
Avalokiteshvara is an enlightened being who is the manifestation of all Buddhas’ Compassion. By relying upon on Avalokiteshvara, with deep faith, we can develop our own compassion and awaken our Buddha nature. Resident Teacher Gen Losang will grant the empowerment of Avalokiteshvara. This empowerment is an opportunity to make a strong connection with the Buddha of Compassion and to receive his powerful blessings.
Attend in person or by live stream (72 hour catch-up also available).
You may wish to have available for the empowerment the following prayer booklets, available from Tharpa Publications:
- Prayers for Meditation
- Avalokiteshvara sadhana
- Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples
The empowerment weekend begins on Friday evening and finishes at Sunday lunchtime. A retreat, entitled ‘Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times’, guided by Gen Losang follows from Sunday 28th March (evening) until Friday 2nd April (lunchtime). A separate booking is required for the retreat. More details of this retreat will be available on the website soon.
Schedule (all times are GMT)
Friday 26 March
Introduction: 7:30 – 9pm
Saturday 27 March
Empowerment: 10am – 12:30pm
‘Wishfulfilling Jewel’ Prayers: 2.30pm – 3.35pm
Session One: 4-5.30
Session Two: 7 – 8pm
Sunday 28 March
Session Three: 9:30 – 10:30am
Session Four: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Gen Losang Kelsang was ordained as a Buddhist monk is 1983 and spent several years in retreat under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and later taught Kadampa Buddhism internationally in many countries such as the UK, Mexico, the US, Spain, Taiwan, Switzerland, and Japan. He has recently guided retreats at the International Spring and Summer Festivals to thousands of people.
As one of Venerable Geshe-la’s most senior students, Gen Losang has a great depth of understanding of the teachings and is very skilful in sharing them in a practical, approachable and light-hearted manner. He is lovingly regarded for his insightful teachings and serves as an inspiration through his devoted practice.
Live Stream Details: watch live or 72 hour catch-up option.
You will need an email address and a phone, laptop, tablet or computer on which to watch the class.
By accessing this service you agree not to share the link, not to watch with others who have not bought the ticket, and not to record any part of the audio or video class.
We will send you an email confirmation before the class containing a link to the live streamed class and instructions on how to watch in your own home.
Enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings close at 5pm on Friday 26 March