We often view ourselves in a very fixed way and relate to this sense of self as if it were our true nature. Viewing our self in this way can make us feel that we can’t change, improve, and become a better person because our limitations seem an intrinsic part of our nature (“it’s just who I am”).
Buddha taught that all our suffering and unhappiness arise because our way of relating to ourselves is completely mistaken. Through meditating on Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, or ultimate truth, we can discover our true nature and realise that the only limitations we have are those created by our minds of confusion. Our limitations are illusory and self-imposed. By training in this wisdom we can clear this confusion and discover our true nature – peaceful, limitless, and free.
In order to actualise our pure, limitless potential and realize the profound wisdom understanding the true nature of things – we need to receive inspiring blessings from the Buddhas.
Prajnaparamita is a female Buddha who is the manifestation of Buddha’s profound wisdom. The empowerment ceremony is a beautiful guided meditation, through which we receive
Prajnaparamita’s wisdom blessings. In the empowerment and commentary, Paul will teach the brief practice of Prajnaparamita self-generation, which comes from Buddha’s tantric teachings, the quick path to enlightenment. Applying these methods in our daily life allows us to actualise the enlightened qualities of wisdom, love, joy and compassion in our own lives. During the guided sessions on Sunday there will be a special opportunity to put these instructions into practice. This event is suitable for all levels of experience and everyone is welcome.
Empowerment: 10 – 12:30pm
Commentary: 2:30 – 4pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers with Tsog Offerings (Optional): 7:30 – 8:35pm
Session One: 9:30 – 10:30am
Session Two: 11:30 – 12:30pm
The Empowerment of Prajnaparamita will be granted by Paul Jenkins, the Resident Teacher at Tara KMC, who is a dedicated student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 30 years. Paul is well known for the clarity and warmth of his teachings and for his good heart.