Blessing Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara

Saturday, May 7, 2022

With Resident Teacher Trina Gunther

In-Person & Online

What is an empowerment?

“An empowerment bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature.”  — Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

This empowerment is a transformative guided meditation through which we connect to Buddha Avalokiteshvara's enlightened mind. By receiving these inspiring blessings we can swiftly actualize our own potential and gain the confidence we need to progress along the spiritual path. Through the power of our compassion we can help to bring enormous relief to our suffering world. Everyone is welcome!

Who is Buddha Avalokiteshvara?

Buddha Avalokiteshvara is the embodiment of the compassion of all enlightened beings. Through sincerely engaging in Buddha Avalokiteshvara's short meditation practice we can gradually awaken our compassionate Buddha nature. We can solve our own daily problems by controlling our desirous attachment, anger and ignorance, and then from this state we can bring so much extraordinary benefit to our family, our community and our world.

Purifying our mind and our world

Learn how real compassion uplifts and empowers us through wisdom and faith.

Learn how compassion cleans our mind, destroying our inner darkness and negativity.

Learn the special Tantric meditation to compassionately purify and transform our entire world.

“When we become a Buddha our happiness radiates eternally as compassion, nourishing all living beings and gradually drawing them into the same state.”

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, How to Transform Your Life.

Prayers and Requests to the Buddha of Compassion

In the commentary and group practice sessions, we will learn the beautiful practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, as presented in Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s most recent book, The Mirror of Dharma. This brief commentary is an oral instruction that gives us a unique and direct tantric method for developing universal love and compassion.

9:15-9:45am

In-Person check-in at registration

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the empowerment so that we can get everyone comfortably seated on time. Thank you!

10am - 12pm

Blessing Empowerment - LIVE ONLY

If attending in person, you have the opportunity to make a small offering on the shrine, such as a fruit or chocolate. You can bring an offering or purchase one from our shop if you like.

1:30 - 3pm

Commentary Session

Trina will be giving commentary to the practice of Avalokiteshvara Sadhana, based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's essential insights in Mirror of Dharma.

3:30 - 4:15pm

Guided Meditation of Avalokiteshvara Sadhana

Trina will guide the meditation and chanted practice of these prayers and requests to the Buddha of Compassion. By engaging in this practice together we can create special karmic causes for ourselves and our world.

Empowerment Registration

This event is offered online & in-person:

Experience the empowerment day in the privacy of your own home by joining us online with live-streamed sessions,

Or experience the empowerment day in-person in our purpose-built meditation room with authentic Buddhist shrine.

In-person seats are limited, so please register early to secure a seat.

In-Person Registration

Online Registration

Please note that the Empowerment session can only be viewed live. Other sessions are available for replay for 3 days.

Please note that our live-streamed (online) fees are slightly higher to offset the added live-stream technology and utility costs. We are a non-profit registered 501(c)3 organization; all our fees go to sustaining our ability to provide Kadampa Buddhist study programs and retreats.

With Resident Teacher Trina Gunther

Trina Gunther is a long-time practitioner of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. She has studied and practiced in Dharma centers under Gen-la Dekyong and Gen Rigpa, and she has worked as Education Program Coordinator at centers in Los Angeles and the UK. She is an inspiring example of a lay practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism, and brings with her a wealth of practical experience of putting Buddha's teachings into practice amidst a busy daily life.

Online Class Policy

  1. You agree that you will not record the class or share links.
  2. To enjoy our online classes, you must live in Northern Colorado, Wyoming, or the surrounding states of Montana, North & South Dakota, Utah or Idaho, or have a prior connection to Heruka Center. Otherwise, we ask you to please support your local Kadampa meditation center and register for their online classes instead.
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