Buddha Je Tsongkhapa is regarded as the manifestation of Buddha’s compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power. By making a connection to Je Tsongkhapa through this empowerment, we will place indestructible potentials on our mind that will gradually bring out our own experience of these qualities.
We all have the capacity to become an enlightened person and empowerments are a type of spiritual technology that allow this to come into being. This event also includes extensive, practical teachings on how to engage in the meditation practice of Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, called “Heart Jewel”. The empowerment and retreat is only during one weekend, but by learning and utilizing the Heart Jewel chanted meditations, we can let this experience benefit us for many days and years to come.
This is a special opportunity to increase our compassion, wisdom and give us a strong ability to pacify our negative states of mind. Blessings of enlightened beings empower us to develop all our good qualities to unimaginable levels and to overcome obstacles within. With Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Chogden.
TO REGISTER, please register at the door Saturday (please note there are no more lunches available at this point).
Saturday, June 16
9:45am – 12:15pm Empowerment
12:15-12:30pm Group photo
12:30-2:00pm Lunch in the World Peace Cafe
4:30-5:30pm Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog offering
Sunday, June 17
10:30am-11:45 Prayers for World Peace
11:45-1:30pm Brunch in the World Peace Cafe
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 June 9th.
Cost Sat only: $55. $50 for students, seniors 60+, and unemployed, and if registered by June 9th.
Cost for Children
0-3 yrs Free
4-12 yrs: $10
13-17 yrs: $25
Lunch included on Saturday (lunch availability only guaranteed for those who have pre-registered on or before June 9th).
Location: KMC Maryland, 900 E Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212
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.