Blessing Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara

The name Avalokiteshvara means “the most powerful one in the world.” We usually think negative minds like rage, greed, or anxiety are more powerful, but when we experience pure universal compassion in our hearts we discover that it clears all the negativity away. Through training in compassion we develop a deep inner peace and strength that makes our heart as stable as a mountain.

The blessing empowerment of Avalokiteshvara is a blissful guided meditation that gives us a closer connection to the compassion of all Buddhas. In the teachings, Gen Wangden will transmit the Avalokiteshvara instructions presented in the new book, The Mirror of Dharma.


Saturday, March 21st, 2020
10:00–12:00 – Empowerment
12:00–2:30 – Lunch break
2:30–4:00 – Teaching 1

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
9:30–10:15 – Guided Practice*
10:30–12:00 – Teaching 2*
*drop-ins welcome


Register in person when you arrive, or pre-register here.

Full weekend:

  • $60 (non-members)
  • $30 (members)
    full weekend registration includes a copy of Avalokiteshvara Sadhana

Sunday only:

  • $5 – 9:30 am
  • $10 – 10:30 am
  • free for members 

Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center is located on Coryell Street between George Street and Main Street, two blocks north of Bridge Street. There is free parking available on the other side of Main Street and starting one block north, on York Street.