SATURDAY, Apr 10 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM | Empowerment Day

SUNDAY, Apr 11 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM | Teaching + Q&A

THURSDAY, Apr 15 | 6:30AM | Nynungnay Purifying Retreat

An Empowerment is a special guided meditation and ritual ceremony in which we receive extraordinary blessings that awaken our Buddha Nature and heal our mental continuum. When we receive an Empowerment, we are sowing the special seeds of enlightenment upon our very subtle mind.


Compassion is one of the highest qualities we can develop as human beings. Pure compassion is a mind that finds the suffering of others unbearable, but it does not make us depressed. It gives us tremendous energy to work for others and to complete the spiritual path for their sake. It shatters our complacency and makes it impossible to rest content with the superficial happiness of satisfying our worldly desires, yet in its place we will come to know a deep inner peace that cannot be disturbed by changing conditions. Our compassion is our Buddha seed or Buddha nature, our potential to become a Buddha. It is because all living beings possess this seed that they will all eventually become Buddhas.


9:00 - 10AM — Guided Meditation with Kaitlyn Brayton

10:30AM - 12:30PM — Thousand - Armed Avalokiteshvara Empowerment with Gen Kelsang Chokyi
2 - 3:30PM — Commentary + Teaching

4 - 4:45PM — The Yoga of Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara sadhana — LIVE via Zoom

Saturday's meditation, the empowerment and commentary/teaching will be sent to you on Saturday morning at 7AM as a YouTube link with 72 hours to watch.

The prayers will be a Zoom live stream event.

SUNDAY, Apr 11

10:30 - 11:30AM — Teaching with a Q&A

Sunday's teaching and Q&A will be a Zoom live stream event.


6:30AM - 5:15PM — Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Practice — Celebrating Buddha's Enlightenment Day

If you wish to take the empowerment to another level, join us to make exquisite offerings, praises, and prostrations to
Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara. Accumulate a lot of merit, purify vast negativity for ourselves and others and receive powerful blessings to propel ourself swiftly along our path to enlightenment. Wrapped within the practice of Mahayana Precepts, it involves fasting and three sessions of prostrations, with the sadhana (prayer booklet) Drop of Essential Nectar.

must take the precepts in the morning in order to participate in Nyungnay Purification Ritual Practice. Thursday will be a Zoom live stream event and not recorded.

Precepts: 6:30 – 7:00am A Pure Life sadhana
Zoom Meeting ID: 945 9136 7029


Session 1: 7:30 – 8:45amDrop of Essential Nectar sadhana
Zoom Meeting ID: 996 8035 2728

Session 2: 11:00am – 12:15pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 925 9724 4406

Lunch 12:30 – 1:30pm

Session 3: 4:00-5:15pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 938 8968 1568

If you have questions, please email,


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