Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva • Special Day Event

Location

Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
94 Derwent St, Island Bay, Wellington 6023, New Zealand

Date

Sun 25 Sep
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Time

9:00 am - 5:15 pm

Cost

$65 | unwaged $45 | members $20

Teacher

  • Gen Kelsang Shechog
    Gen Kelsang Shechog
    Resident Teacher

    Gen Kelsang Shechog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. Gen Shechog has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 16 years. Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that is easily accessible and applicable to modern life. Gen Shechog is much loved for her gentle manner, kind heart and for showing an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path.
    Gen Shechog teaches at the Centre in Island Bay and various classes around the Wellington area as well as our Foundation Programmes.

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Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva • Special Day Event

About the Event

Where do all of our good and bad experiences come from?
Good and bad experiences arise from our karma. If we understand the law of karma we will understand how we can control our future experiences by purifying and abandoning our negative karma that are the causes of anxiety, worry, unhappiness and all mental and physical pain. The wonderful news is that negative karma can be cleansed and purified; there is a Buddha who can specifically help us to purify our mind.
Vajrasattva is the Buddha of Purification, who possesses the special power to remove negative karma. Through receiving the Vajrasattva empowerment and practicing the meditation and mantra recitation of Vajrasattva, gradually all the obstacles to our happiness and good fortune will be purified. This empowerment is a special opportunity to enrich your spiritual life, bring real benefit to yourself and your loved ones, and learn how to progress swiftly on the path to enlightenment.
What is an empowerment?
An empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we make a deep connection with this inspiring Buddha and receive his healing, joyful and protective blessings.

Following the empowerment day, there will be an unguided Vajrasattva retreat running from Monday 26th September to Saturday 1st October. For more information please contact Lachpa at education@meditateinwellington.org

Cost

$65 | unwaged $45 (use coupon empowerment) | $20 for Centre Members (use coupon empowerment_m)

Cost includes lunch and refreshments.

Booking is required to secure your place. Please see below to book.

Hourly Schedule

8.45am - 9am
Reception
9am - 9.45am
Guided Meditation
Teachers
Kelsang Lachpa
9.45am - 11am
Morning Tea
11am - 1pm
Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva
Teachers
Gen Kelsang Shechog
1pm - 2.30pm
Lunch
2.30pm - 4pm
Teaching
Teachers
Gen Kelsang Shechog
4pm - 4.30pm
Afternoon Tea
4.30pm - 5.15pm
Guided Buddha Vajrasattva Practice
Teachers
Gen Kelsang Shechog
Kelsang Lachpa
Kelsang Lachpa
Meditation Teacher
Kelsang Lachpa is a New Zealand Buddhist monk, ordained for over ten years, and the Education Programme Coordinator at our Centre. He is an experienced and warm-hearted teacher, inspiring others to find lasting peace and happiness through the practice of meditation and Buddhism. Lachpa is known for his thoughtful insights into Buddha’s teachings and his joyful practical approach to teaching.
Gen Kelsang Shechog
Gen Kelsang Shechog
Resident Teacher
Gen Kelsang Shechog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. Gen Shechog has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 16 years. Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that is easily accessible and applicable to modern life. Gen Shechog is much loved for her gentle manner, kind heart and for showing an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path. Gen Shechog teaches at the Centre in Island Bay and various classes around the Wellington area as well as our Foundation Programmes.

BOOKING

To Book Please use the booking form below; select your ticket type, complete the booking form and pay with Credit or Debit card via Stripe secure processing.

Unwaged Coupon At checkout enter the code given in the “Cost” section above to receive the unwaged discount. Please note that only one unwaged booking can be made at a time.

Payment is required to reserve your place.

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