Limitless Potential: The Transformative Wisdom of Emptiness

with Eastern US Spiritual Director, Kadam Morten Clausen

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 Prajnaparamita, and give teachings from Buddha’s Perfection of Wisdom Sutra.  He will also share special instructions on how to create and maintain a mindset of limitless potential.

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 Prajnaparamita. By learning how to rely on her as our unchanging friend, we can develop deep wisdom. 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.


Friday, March 22
5:30-6:45 pm | Check-in
7:00-8:30 pm | Introduction with Kadam Morten

Saturday, March 23
9:00-10:00 am | Meditation with Gen Tilopa
11:00 am-1:00 pm | Empowerment of Buddha Prajnaparamita
1:00-3:00 pm | Lunch On Your Own
3:00-4:30 pm | Teaching with Kadam Morten
4:30-6:30 pm | Dinner On Your Own
6:30-8:00 pm | Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

Sunday, March 24
9:00-10:00 am | Meditation with Gen Tilopa using Great Mother prayers
11:00-12:30 pm | Teaching with Kadam Morten
12:30-2:30pm | Lunch on Your Own
2:30-4pm | Teaching with Kadam Morten