Blessings of Wisdom: The Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri – Sat. Nov. 10th & Sun. Nov 11th

Buddha Manjushri is the embodiment of the wisdom of all the Buddhas. Wisdom is a virtuous intelligent mind that understands things unmistakenly and dispels confusion and excessive doubts.Wisdom is like an inner teacher that we carry in our hearts and like a protector that protects us from future suffering. In this empowerment we will make a close connection with, and receive the powerful blessings of, Buddha Manjushri. This will increase the power of our wisdom, leading us to the lasting peace and happiness of full enlightenment. 

Walk-ins are welcome, but online registration has now closed.
Don’t forget to register for Sunday’s retreat where you can get experience of this beautiful wisdom practice.


Saturday, November 3
9:15-9:45am Registration
9:45am – 12:15pm Empowerment
12:15-12:30pm Group photo
12:30-2:00pm Lunch in the World Peace Café
2:00-3:30pm Commentary
4:30-6:00pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide with tsog offering (followed by tsog party!)

Sunday, November 4
1:30-2:45pm Retreat Session 1
3:30-4:45pm Retreat Session 2 and Q&A

Cost Sat & Sun: $65. $60 for students, seniors 60+, and unemployed, and if registered by Nov 3rd.

Cost Sat only: $55. $50 for students, seniors 60+, and unemployed, and if registered by Nov 3rd.

Cost for Children:

    • 0-3 yrs Free
    • 4-12 yrs: $10
    • 13-17: $25

Lunch included on Saturday (lunch availability only guaranteed for those who have pre-registered by Nov 3rd).

LOCATION: Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland, World Peace Temple, 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore MD 21212

Taught by Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chogden. Gen Kelsang Chogden is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland. Gen Chogden has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for almost 20 years under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave her the title “Gen” indicating that she is a senior ordained teacher of the Kadampa Tradition.

Gen Chogden’s compassionate activities of teaching, guiding, and inspiring those around her are the result of her deep faith, clear wisdom, and heartfelt concern for others that brings true sincerity and humility to her life as a spiritual teacher.

Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through her gentle and joyful approach and her peaceful example, she has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.