The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya, the Buddha of Loving Kindness & Teachings on Relying on Loving Kindness with Gen-la Dekyong
Relying on Loving Kindness
Venerable Geshe-la has taught, “Loving kindness is the very essence of Kadam Dharma and a precious method to attain enlightenment. We will be born as Buddha through loving kindness for all living beings. In reality loving kindness gives you everything.”
Through meditation and practicing the teachings in all our daily experiences, we can develop a deep wealth of loving kindness that functions as refuge for us and others. In these uncertain times, we can rely on the mind of loving kindness to protect and guide us, and to give us the ability to free all living beings from suffering.
As we practice loving kindness more and more, it will spontaneously become part of all of our actions. This mind will cause us to become a Buddha.
The Empowerment & Teachings
Gen-la will begin by granting the empowerment of Maitreya, the Buddha of loving kindness, and explain how through relying on him we can increase our minds of love and compassion. He will bless our mind to become a completely loving and pure being, a Buddha. Through this we will be able to really benefit others.
A Full Program
The US Festival will begin with an Introduction given by Gen Kelsang Rigpa. Each morning, Gen Kelsang Demo will guide a meditation session. The festival will conclude with a short retreat led by Kadam Morten Clausen. All of these sessions give us an opportunity to become familiar with the teachings and take them to heart so that we and others can benefit from them. Click here to learn more about the Festival Teachers.
The online stream of the Festival will include the empowerment, all the teachings, guided meditations, retreat and chanted prayers.