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Saturday
05
MAY

Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya

11:00
17:00

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Maitreya is the embodiment of the kindness of all Buddhas. It is said that when Buddha Shakyamuni’s influence has disappeared from our world, emanations of Maitreya will appear, touching the hearts of human beings, teaching kindness and generosity to all.

Gradually, through his kindness, wisdom, and blessings, all people will come to love and respect one another. Buddha Maitreya is not inactive now. His blessings already pervade the world, and we can draw close to him through receiving this empowerment. Empowerment is a Mahayana Buddhist ritual meditation practice through which we can experience an initiation into deep inner peace and be refreshed with inspiring energy. The ritual blessing empowers us to develop our own “buddha nature” and eventually become an enlightened being.

Everyone is welcome to attend this empowerment. No experience is necessary.

In the afternoon following the empowerment, Gen Kelsang Dema will give practical instructions in the tantric self-generation practice called The Yoga of Buddha Maitreya.

On Sunday morning we can learn from Maitreya’s wisdom, how it is possible to change the world by opening our own heart to all living beings with equanimity. In the afternoon, we will engage in a short meditation retreat on love, compassion and offer our practice as a supreme prayer for world peace.