Feel completely pure with these special blessings from Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification.
Learn how to let go of everything that is weighing you down in life with teachings on seeing ourself, our life and our world with pure eyes.
Buddha taught that all our worries and unhappiness come from our negative karma. Vajrasattva purification lifts this karma from our mind, and leaves us feeling peaceful and pure.
Everyone is welcome to this special event, and to the Purifying the Past guided retreat the following Sunday morning.
What is an Empowerment
During the empowerment, we will engage in a blissful guided meditation through which we make a deep connection with Buddha Vajrasattva’s enlightened mind. Through receiving his powerful blessings we can purify all the potentials for negativity and suffering that exist within our mind through our karma.
The teacher prepares to grant an empowerment by doing a focused retreat to make a strong connection with that Buddha. They then use that special connection to form a bridge between Buddha and us. A special potential to realise attainments is placed at our heart.
The empowerment ceremony itself usually lasts about two hours, and can be seen as a long guided visualisation. There are some prayers and rituals, but the teacher talks us through what is going on and explains what we can feel or imagine. Anyone can come along to enjoy an empowerment – no preparation is needed.
An empowerment bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature.
~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
If you’re unable to attend in person, you can join the empowerment online (livestream only). The retreat will be available online both livestream and for a week after the event.
These events will be available to book and attend online for anyone in Greater Sydney and Wollongong or anyone who would have the intention to attend in person in Sydney if it were possible. If you live elsewhere, you can search for a local centre here. If you can’t find a centre near you, feel free to email us to find out how to access classes.
Guided Retreat - Purifying the Past | Sun 27 Jun
The following Sunday, 27 June, everyone is welcome to join our Sunday Morning Retreat to engage in Buddha Vajrasattva’s purification practice, with guidance from Gen Lhachog. This morning retreat is a precious opportunity to build familiarity with the actual methods to eliminate negative karma from your mind.
Gen Kelsang Lhachog, the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Sydney will give the empowerment and teachings, and guide the retreat. Gen Lhachog is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice. She presents Buddha’s teachings with beautiful clarity, warmth and sincerity, skilfully guiding people from all walks of life to find inner peace and lasting happiness.
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* If you’re joining online and are watching live, you can send your question to us via Facebook Messenger. This teaching is available for people in Greater Sydney and Wollongong or for anyone who would have the intention to attend the talk in person in Sydney if it were possible. If you live elsewhere, you can search for a local centre here. If you can’t find a centre near you, feel free to email us to find out how to access classes.