Must pre-register to attend in-person. Space is limited.
Empowerment must be attended in real-time. There will be no video replay provided for empowerment. Video replay of the teachings will be available through a link for 10 days.
About the Event
Would you like to have more power in overcoming obstacles and more skill when it comes to helping others? Could we all do with more of this around about now?! Helping us to realize our potential for these indispensable qualities is the Buddha of spiritual power, known as Buddha Vajrapani.
Buddha Vajrapani is the embodiment of the power and skill of all enlightened beings. Although his nature is love, his aspect is fierce to emphasize his ability to empower us to abandon our delusions and negativity. He can help us pacify all obstacles through the force of spontaneous great bliss.
As Venerable Geshe Kelsang says, the function of Vajrapani “is to destroy living beings’ enemy of delusions by bestowing special power upon their body and mind.”
Buddha Vajrapani can also heal our own and others' sickness. As part of the teachings, Kadam Lucy will explain an incredible and effective healing practice done in conjunction with Buddha Vajrapani that Venerable Geshe Kelsang taught many decades ago at Madhyamaka Centre in the UK.
The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we connect to Buddha Vajrapani’s enlightened mind. By receiving these inspiring blessings, we can swiftly actualize our own potential for a fearless heart and gain the confidence we need to progress successfully along the spiritual path. Through the power of our courageous compassion, we can help to bring enormous relief to our suffering world.
Everyone is welcome!
Who is Buddha Vajrapani?
Vajrapani is an emanation of Buddha Vajradhara whose function is to destroy the delusions of living beings by bestowing special power upon their body and mind. Delusions are our real enemies, and are called "inner obstructing demons."
During the retreat we will be using the above prayer booklets, available from Tharpa Publications. Please consider purchasing the downloadable version for the empowerment commentary for the fastest delivery. During the commentary, the prayer booklets will help you understand the practice much better.
Saturday, February 19
8:15-9:00am: Guided Meditation
10:30am-1:30pm: Empowerment of Buddha Vajrapani***
(empowerment must be attended in real time)
***Vajrapani Empowerment will begin at 10:30am US Mountain Time
3:00pm-4:30pm: Commentary and Practice 1
Sunday, February 20
9:00-10:00am: Guided Vajrapani Prayers
10:30am-12pm: Commentary and Practice 2
1:30-3:00pm: Commentary and Practice 3
A video replay will be available for one week of the commentary and teachings only (the empowerment must be attended in real-time). Audio recordings will be available to registrants for purchase (the commentary and teachings only). The empowerment, guided meditations and prayers will not be available for purchase.
Our main teacher at KMC Colorado is Kadam Lucy James. One of the senior teachers of Kadampa Buddhism, Kadam Lucy has taught extensively in England, Florida, and San Francisco, and helped set up many thriving meditation centers since 1981. She is regularly invited to teach courses around the United States and Europe due to her skill in presenting both simple and profound subjects with great clarity. For many years, one of her main jobs was to help with the editing and production of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books, and she has engaged in extensive meditation retreat.