Buddha Maitreya Empowerment:
Awakening a Kind Heart
SAT, Mar 12 | 9:30am - 5pm
SUN, Mar 13 | 2- 6pm
Gen Kelsang Chokyi
When we have a strong loving mind, our whole experience of the world changes. In addition, others feel this change and respond to it. In this very real sense, love has the power to transform our world.
Buddha Maitreya is the embodiment of the loving kindness of all the Buddhas. The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation that connects us to Maitreya’s enlightened love giving us great power in our spiritual development.
In the commentary we will learn the special brief practice of Buddha Maitreya, in which, through identifying strongly with this Buddha’s qualities, we nurture them within ourselves. In this way we begin to become someone whose love transforms the world.
The Empowerment and the Retreat are in person and live stream. Please register at least 8 hours before the empowerment so we can plan accordingly.
SAT, Mar 12
9:30 - 10:30am — Guided Meditation
11am - 1:00pm — Buddha Maitreya Empowerment
1 - 2:30pm — Lunch
2:30 - 4pm — Commentary
4:15 - 5pm — The Yoga of Buddha Maitreya
SUN, Mar 13
2 - 3pm — Retreat Session 1
3:30 - 4:30pm — Retreat Session 2
5 - 6pm — Retreat Session 3
Gen Kelsang Chokyi is the Resident Teacher at KMC Bloomington and is an American Buddhist nun. With joy, wisdom, and experience, she shows how everyone can easily integrate Buddha’s teachings into daily life.
BOOKS & CDs
This commentary and the retreat will be based on "The Yoga of Buddha Maitreya" sadhana as well as "The New Eight Steps to Happiness" book by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. You can purchase books in our Bookstore & Shop on Mondays 11am-1pm, Tuesdays - Fridays from 11am-1pm and 4-6pm as well as Saturdays - Sundays from 9:30am-1pm.