The Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19

The enlightened mind is said to be like a boundless deep ocean, every drop of which has the power to bring inner peace to living beings. Receiving an empowerment is like connecting with this ocean-like potential inside our own mind, giving us the courage and wisdom to begin to realize our own Buddha nature.

In this empowerment, we will have the opportunity to make a lasting and deeply meaningful connection with Buddha Shakyamuni.
Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, appeared in this world in 624BC, and gave teachings, known as Dharma, to help relieve the mental pain of living beings.  This empowerment will open the door to the profound methods of inner transformation that Buddha taught and will allow us to receive his inspiring blessings. The empowerment will be granted by Kadampa Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Chogden. The program is suitable for everyone and will also include guided meditations and teachings on how to live as a Modern Buddhist. Learn methods that combine Buddha’s ancient wisdom with our contemporary and busy world so we can find practical solutions to our everyday problems.

TO REGISTER:  Please sign up at the door– there is still space available.  Lunch availability for those not already pre-registered is on a first come, first served basis.


Saturday, May 18

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

4:30-5:30pm Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog offering

Sunday, May 19

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 May 11th.

Cost Sat only: $55. $50 for students, seniors 60+, and unemployed, and if registered by May 11th.

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 May 11th).