The Blessing Empowerment of Dorje Shugden
Dharma Protector and Powerful Spiritual Friend
Saturday, November 5th @ KMC SF
We encounter all kinds of obstacles in our desire to improve ourselves, to overcome our negativities, and to make progress on the path to pure happiness. We therefore need to develop great confidence in our practice and in our ability to deal with adversity throughout our spiritual development.
A Dharma Protector is a spiritual friend who is a fully enlightened being; his primary function is to pacify obstacles and to provide favorable conditions for the development of love, compassion and wisdom. Thus, it is important to create a link with him to make progress on our path.
Dorje Shugden is the principal protector of Kadampa practitioners. By creating a connection with him, day after day, we will come to feel his positive influence in our practice. We will gradually be able to transform all our daily experiences into the path to liberation and enlightenment with great confidence and assurance. In this way, we ourselves will become a protector for all living beings.
Everyone is welcome!
What is an Empowerment?
An empowerment is a teaching and series of guided meditations through which we make a connection with a particular Buddha. It bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mind and awaken our Buddha nature.
Empowerment | 11am - 1pm
Commentary | 2:30 - 3:45pm
EMPOWERMENT: Dorje Shugden
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 5th | 11am - 3:45pm
COST: $50, $40 for members - sign up here)
TEACHER: Gen Kelsang Choma
WHERE: In-person @ KMC SF | 3324 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Metered street parking on 17th & Hoff St. (free past 6pm and free all day on Sundays)
Parking garage on 16th & Hoff St. (42 Hoff St, San Francisco, CA 94110)
Bart (16th St. Mission)
J Line Muni (Church St & 16th St)
Bus (#49, #14, #22, #33)
$40 for members! Become a member
Audio recordings: $15 (you must plan to attend the event in order to purchase the recordings)
Please register online or at the door
(you must have purchesed and attended the empowerment in order to purchase the audio recordings)
About the Teacher
Gen Kelsang Choma is a senior Teacher and Buddhist nun with the New Kadampa Tradition of Modern Buddhism. She has studied extensively on the Teacher Training Program for over 30 years and is qualified to teach both Sutra and Tantra. She is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco and is invited to teach nationally. People enjoy her teachings for their clarity and warmth.