Amitayus Empowerment

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WEEKEND MEDITATION COURSE IN ALBUQUERQUE
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 2 & 3 / LIVE & IN-PERSON

Amitayus Empowerment

with Gen Kelsang Chokyan

Amitayus means ‘immeasurable life span’. When we open our heart to Buddha Amitayus' guidance, he helps us increase our wisdom, our merit (our ability to fulfill our wishes) and most importantly, helps protect our most precious possession—our life. Through his blessings, we increase our energy and lifespan with which to complete the spiritual path.

The greatest obstacles to the fulfillment of our wish to experience pure happiness are death and ignorance. Death destroys our opportunity to take the essence of our precious human life, and ignorance destroys our opportunity to develop a pure experience of Dharma.

To overcome these obstacles, we need to increase our lifespan and our wisdom, and the principal method for doing this is the yoga of Buddha Amitayus, which is also a special method for increasing the positive power of our mind, or merit.

The Empowerment is a special blessing ceremony during which we make a personal connection with enlightened beings, creating the opportunity for us to receive extraordinary wisdom blessings and tremendous assistance on the spiritual path.

Following the empowerment will be subsequent commentary that focuses on how we can engage in the special practice, The Yoga of Buddha Amitayus, to continuously connect with Buddha Amitayus and receive his blessings in our daily life.

Schedule:
FRIDAY
6:30–8pm Introduction Talk

SATURDAY
10am–1pm Empowerment
2:30–4pm Commentary
4:30–5:30pm Prayers

$35/person
Everyone Welcome!

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

In-person attendance will follow CDC safety procedures and must be followed by all attendees. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please call Kerry Dalen at 505-280-3160.

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Chokyan

Gen Kelsang Chokyan is an American Buddhist monk. He has been practicing meditation and modern Buddhism for 18 years and is a great example of how to practice Kadampa Buddhism in the modern world. His sincere teachings are presented with humor and warmth, showing us how to find peace and happiness in our everyday daily lives.

LOCATION

**This course will be LIVE-STREAMED and remain available for 7 days **