THE BLESSING EMPOWERMENT OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI
with Teachings on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s Long Life Prayer
Open to everyone, the annual Southern Dharma Celebration is a joyous occasion where people from around the Southeast come together to enjoy spiritual teachings and meet with old and new friends. This year, Kadam Morten Clausen will grant the empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni.
What is an Empowerment?
An empowerment is a special guided meditation that incorporates a traditional Buddhist ceremony which gives the opportunity for individuals to make a special connection with a particular enlightened being.
This year we have the special opportunity to develop a deep connection with Buddha Shakyamuni. By learning how to rely on him as our unchanging friend, we can remove all fear and difficulties from our life and develop deep and stable inner peace. The empowerment ceremony and commentary that follows will be accompanied by guided meditations that will deepen our experience of what we have learned. Everyone, whether new to Buddhism or an experienced practitioner, is welcome. Beginners will gain practical methods to solve life’s problems, while students of many years will be further inspired on their spiritual path.