Empowering Inner Wisdom
Buddha Manjushri Empowerment & Retreat
SAT, Dec 2 | 9:30am - 5pm
SUN, Dec 3 | 2- 6pm
Gen Kelsang Chokyi
Wisdom is a virtuous intelligent mind that sees through the superficial veneer of things to the truth. It is a mind that aligns us with reality, thereby liberating us from ignorance, the source of all our suffering. How can we develop this mind? By tuning into the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. When we open ourself to receiving Manjushri’s blessings, our mind is empowered to experience real insight into the truth of how things exist. The empowerment ceremony is a blissful guided meditation transmitted over centuries that draws us into the clear wisdom energy of the enlightened mind itself.
The Empowerment and the Retreat are in person only. Please register at least 24 hours before the empowerment so we can plan accordingly.
EMPOWERMENT & RETREAT SCHEDULE
SAT, Dec 2
9:30 - 10:30am — Guided Meditation
11am - 1:00pm — Buddha Manjushri Empowerment
1 - 2:30pm — Lunch (BYO or local eateries map available)
2:30 - 4pm — Commentary
4:15 - 5pm — Treasury of Wisdom chanted prayer
SUN, Dec 3 *
2 - 3pm — Retreat Session 1
3:30 - 4:30pm — Retreat Session 2
5 - 6pm — Retreat Session 3
* To attend retreat, you must have attended the empowerment or have a prior Manjushri Empowerment
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 "Treasury of Wisdom" sadhana as well as "Modern Buddhism" book by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. You can purchase books and sadhanas in our Bookstore/Shop, click here for open hours.
> guided meditation to prepare our minds for receiving the empowerment blessings
> a guided meditation to make a special connection to the wisdom of Buddha Manjushri
> time to connect with an inspiring community
> commentary on how to do the practice of the sadhana (Sanskrit)/prayer, means method of accomplishment.
> engage in the chanted prayer of "Great Treasury of Wisdom"
SUNDAY MANJUSHRI RETREAT
> 3 sessions of chanting "Great Treasury of Wisdom" understanding the meaning and visualizations of this special prayer.
$50 for Empowerment Day only
$65 for Empowerment & Manjushri Retreat