Overcoming Obstacles & Hindrances

Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Prajnaparamita

with Buddhist Nun, Gen Kelsang Lhadron

Great Mother Prajnaparamita is a female Buddha who is the manifestation of Buddha’s perfection of wisdom. Her function is to overcome outer and inner obstructions and to bestow the realization of the higher perfection of wisdom, the essence of enlightenment. By receiving her blessings we can deepen our experience of ultimate truth and come closer to a lasting solution to all our problems.

An empowerment is a special ceremony in which we receive the blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature. It consists of meditations, guided visualizations and prayers followed by teachings to explain the practice.

9:30–10am Registration
10am–12pm Empowerment
2:30–4pm Commentary & Practice

5–6:30pm Commentary & Practice

Cost for both days: $65 | $35 for Supporting Members | $50 for Saturday only

Led by Gen Lhadron, an American Buddhist nun who has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 15 years and is a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen Lhadron’s sincere teachings are presented with humor and practical examples that make them accessible to everyone. Through her kindness and enthusiasm for meditation practice, she provides an inspiring example of a modern Buddhist practitioner for our society.