JOIN US Saturday, November 23 & 24, 2019
This joyful and relaxing weekend course is an opportunity to engage in meditations and listen to teachings that develop your compassion and wisdom. By attending this course and receiving this empowerment you will improve your meditation practice, become more peaceful, develop your minds of love, compassion, and wisdom, enhance and increase your spiritual power and make your life more meaningful. You can also meet and enjoy the companionship of other spiritual practitioners.
During this weekend Gen Tilopa will grant the blessing empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa the great 14th century scholar-saint, lead meditations, and give teachings on how to follow the way of life of Kadampa Buddhist practitioners. There will also be opportunities to engage in the practice of Heart Jewel, the essence of Kadampa Buddhism
Je Tsongkhapa is simultaneously an emanation of the Buddha of Compassion Avalokiteshvara, the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, and the Buddha of Accomplishment Vajrapani. His teachings and commentaries on Buddha’s teachings have impacted countless practitioners from 14th C down to the present day. Making a connection with Je Tsongkhapa through these teachings and blessing empowerment, will quickly develop both wisdom and compassion and make your spiritual practice more powerful.
What is Heart Jewel?
Heart Jewel is the sadhana or chanted prayers of praises and requests to Je Tsongkhapa and the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. By engaging in this practice, we naturally attain a special Dharma wisdom and accomplish all the stages of the paths of Sutra and Tantra.
What is an Empowerment?
An Empowerment is a ceremony that enables you to draw closer to the nature of a Tantric Deity or Buddha. During the Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment people are empowered to become closer to the same nature as Tsongkhapa, who is, the emanation of all the Buddhas’ wisdom, compassion and spiritual power.
Receiving an Empowerment is like planting a seed in your mind. With the right conditions, later this seed will sprout and grow into Buddhahood.
COST: Saturday only, $55. $40 for seniors and students.
Sat & Sun $65. Sun only $15, Advice for Happy Life only $10,
8:30 – 9:00 am Registration
(please pre-register for the Empowerment)
9:00 – 9:45 am Meditation
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa
2:30 – 3:45 Commentary to the practice of Heart Jewel
4:15 – 5:00 Heart Jewel with guided meditation
10-11 Advice for a Happy Life: Relying on a Spiritual Guide
11:30-12:30 Heart Jewel: Meditating on Relying on Je Tsongkhapa and Receiving Blessings