MAHAMUDRA KADAMPA BUDDHIST CENTER – 2017 ANNUAL BLESSING EMPOWERMENT
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, SUNDAY, May 7, 2017 – Hermosa Beach, CA
EMPOWERMENT THOUSAND-ARMED AVALOKITESHVARA
An empowerment is a guided meditation and ceremony. In this special empowerment, the blessings of the Buddha of Compassion, Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, help us develop, maintain and increase our love and compassion in our daily lives.
The benefits of practicing the yoga of Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara are immeasurable. We will receive the special blessings of Buddha continually, and thereby experience inner peace, a peaceful mind, all the time. Because of this we will be happy all the time. This is what we really want. We will make progress in our Dharma practice easily and quickly, and in particular through receiving Buddha’s blessings continually we will gain the ability to control our anger, attachment and self-grasping ignorance. Through controlling these delusions we can solve all our human problems.
Compassion is the very essence of a spiritual life and the main practice of those who have devoted their lives to attaining enlightenment. It is the root of the Three Jewels – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. It is the root of Buddha because all Buddhas are born from compassion. It is the root of Dharma because Buddhas give Dharma teachings motivated solely by compassion for others. It is the root of Sangha because it is by listening to and practicing Dharma teachings given out of compassion that we become Sangha, or Superior Beings.
10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 12:30 Blessing Empowerment
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 Commentary to Practice
3:30 – 4:00 Refreshment Break
4:00 – 5:00 Guided Meditation
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to hold a space. Please arrive between 10:00 am and 10:15 am to register, find a seat and settle in. The Empowerment will begin promptly at 10:30.
Cost: $50 includes vegetarian lunch
Feel free to call with any questions you may have. (310) 848-9680
Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center
500 6th St
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254