A delayed version will be available for those who cannot attend live.
In-person classes are suspended until further notice.
The spiritual path is not always easy. We can have difficulty understanding the meaning of Dharma teachings, we can feel that there is no joy in our contemplation, or that our meditation is not bringing results. These and other obstacles on the path come from the heavy burden of negative karma that we can carry in our hearts – either brought with us from previous lives or accumulated in this one. We need skillful purification methods to cleanse this negative karma and lift the burden from our hearts.
Buddha taught many different methods to purify negative karma, but the supreme method is the practice of meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva. All Buddhas specifically appear in the form of Vajrasattva to purify the minds of living beings, and this empowerment is an opportunity to make or deepen a connection with him and receive his purifying blessings. During the empowerment, Gen Wangden will give some basic explanations and then guide special visualizations that open us up to the actual blessings of the empowerment.
In the afternoon teaching, he will explain more about how karma functions in our lives and how to use Meditation and Recitation of Vajrasattva to quickly and easily cleanse our minds and lift the burden of negativity from our hearts. The afternoon will conclude with a session of guided practice.
The empowerment and teachings will be given by live stream, and a delayed version will be available for those whose schedule prevents them from attending live.
No prior experience needed.
Saturday, November 14th, 2020
10:00–12:00 – Empowerment
12:00–1:30 – Break
1:30–3:00 – Teaching
3:00–3:30 – Break
3:30–4:30 – Guided Meditation