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The Heart of Healing – Medicine Buddha Empowerment

December 14, 2013

On the path of healing, we need help, support and inspiring energy. By receiving the empowerment of Medicine Buddha, we have an opportunity to make a connection with an enlightened Doctor, who has accomplished permanent freedom from all suffering. Everyone is welcome to this blissful guided meditation through which we make a special, heart-felt connection with a this supreme Doctor and receive his profound blessings.*

*Join us for the Tuesday or Wednesday classes which will lead to this special Saturday.

Gen Kelsang Chögyan is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC).

She has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years, under the guidance of her teacher, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen Chöygan presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and accessible way, in accordance with our modern lives.

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9-10 Preparation for Empowerment (Meditation)

11am-1pm Empowerment

1-3pm lunch (optional)

3-4:30pm Teaching

5-6pm Medicine Buddha Practice


$65 with lunch

$60 without lunch

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Please pre-register online or by  phone 1.866.523.2672 or 416.762.8033, paying by credit card.

What is an empowerment?

An empowerment is a traditional Buddhist ceremony during which a qualified master explains the nature of a particular tantric Buddha, his or her history, the empowerment’s function or the way this Buddha helps all living beings. The master also guides visualizations to receive blessings.

Why is this ceremony called an empowerment? During the ceremony, we receive blessings of the body, speech and mind of a Buddha as well as the oral transmission of his or her corresponding mantra. This ceremony, therefore, gives us the power to gain results when we engage in the actual practice of this Buddha, which includes visualizations, and self-generating as his/her form. We also receive the permission to recite the mantra. There is no commitment pertaining to this practice.

What are the benefits of such a ceremony? It is a unique and powerful experience, since all are brought to generate a good motivation to improve themselves to the best of their abilities by increasing their good heart, their connection to a particular buddha, and their wish to help others. This creates a vast amount of collective and individual virtue.

Who can participate in an empowerment? Anyone can attend an empowerment.