The blessing empowerment of Amitayus, Buddha of Long life, Good Fortune and Wisdom & Teachings on the Buddhist Way of Loving-Kindness with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, NKT National Spiritual Director of Canada
Journey to a Pure Land • Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
Everyone, whether religious or non-religious, is looking for happiness all the time and wants to be free from suffering and problems permanently. We can fulfill these wishes through understanding and practising the instructions given during this Festival.
Although our mind is like a cloudy sky, in essence clear and pure but overcast by the clouds of our delusions, just as the thickest clouds eventually disperse, so too even the heaviest delusions can be removed from our mind. They are not an intrinsic part of our mind.
Through understanding and practising these profound, compassionate teachings, we can experience temporary freedom from daily problems and finally, the supreme happiness of full enlightenment. Everybody welcome!
A Full Program
The Festival will begin with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab giving an introductory teaching on the Friday evening. The next day, Gen Kelsang Chögyan will guide the morning meditation to prepare our mind for the empowerment ceremony. We will then have the good fortune to receive the blessing empowerment of Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life, Good Fortune and Wisdom and commentaries by Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab. Gen Kelsang Chogyan will also guide the Sunday morning meditation on the practice of Buddha Amitayus. There will then be a seven sessions retreat with Gen Kelsang Suma to familiarize ourself further with this beautiful practice.