The Blessing Empowerment of Vajrapani

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

With Resident Teacher Ethan Lechner

What is an Empowerment?

“An empowerment bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature.” ~Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche~

An empowerment is a ceremony and series of guided visualizations, through which we receive special blessings to ripen our own enlightened potential.

In this empowerment we will receive blessings to draw close to Buddha Vajrapani, the manifestation of the spiritual power of all Buddhas. By receiving Vajrapani’s blessings, we can quickly overcome the delusions that agitate our mind and destroy our inner peace. In the process we gain the ability to help others to develop inner peace as well.

Schedule for the Day

 

9:15 – 9:45am : Check-in

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the empowerment so that we can get everyone comfortably seated on time.  Thank you ! 

10am – 12pm : Blessing Empowerment

You have the opportunity to make a small offering on the shrine, such as a fruit or chocolate.

2:00 – 4:00pm : Commentary Session and Guided Meditation

Registration and Payment

TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE A SEAT FOR YOU, WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE REGISTER.

We welcome you to join us at the Center to experience the Empowerment day in-person with us! 

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK

  • $60 for the day (for non-members)
  • $45 for the day (with a Basic Membership)
  • $30 for the day (with a Contributor Membership)
  • $15 for the day (with a Benefactor Membership)

To become a member or learn more about membership, please go to the following link: https://meditationinchapelhill.org/info-support/monthly-membership/

You are welcome to pay for your registration by cash, check, or online with a credit card.  Online payment is made during the registration process.

 

 

With Resident Teacher Ethan Lechner : Ethan became Kosala Center’s Resident Teacher in 2019. A practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism since 2008, he has traveled extensively throughout the world for teachings and retreat with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and the tradition’s most senior teachers.  Ethan is a native of Alabama and originally came to this area to get his PhD in ethnomusicology. These days he works part time as a therapist and enjoys playing piano. Ethan is appreciated for his warm, humorous, and relatable style of teaching Dharma.

 

 

For questions or assistance, please contact us at meditationinchapelhill@gmail.com .

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