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Fri, Mar 05


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• Supreme Ocean of Healing Nectar

Blessing Empowerment of 1,000-Armed Avalokiteshvara with Teaching & Retreat

• Supreme Ocean of Healing Nectar
• Supreme Ocean of Healing Nectar

Time & Location

Mar 05, 2021, 7:00 PM CST – Mar 07, 2021, 8:30 PM CST

Live Online + 7 days


At a time when anxiety, fear and depression skyrocket, and our society has been torn apart from all directions, we need powerful medicine to heal our mind and our communities. If we take Buddha’s practical and sublime wisdom to heart and integrate it into our lives, we will be able to solve our own inner struggles, and become a wise and healing influence on those around us.

During the Saturday morning ceremony called an "Empowerment," we will receive the inspirational and healing energy of the Buddha of Compassion, 1000-Armed Avalokiteshvara. His function is to awaken our innate capacity for unconditional love and compassion for others -- the best healer for all our own and others' problems. Then on Saturday afternoon Gen Zamling will teach the practical methods that allow us to develop these qualities on a daily basis with everyone around us. 

The Friday evening talk and meditation will explore the special power and benefits of meditation on compassion to protect and heal ourself and others. You may attend this talk by itself if you wish; it is also an ideal introduction and preparation for the special empowerment weekend.  No previous experience is needed; everyone is welcome.

The guided retreat sessions on Sunday provide an ideal opportunity to gain personal experience of the special meditations we will learn over the weekend.  

Everyone is welcome at this event.


All portions are available live, and also for 7 days after. Just register before the event finishes. Links for the recordings will be available shortly after each portion finishes.

Friday, March 5

7pm - 8:30pm - Special Talk: Protection and Healing for a Broken World

Saturday, March 6 - Empowerment Day

9am - 10am - Morning Meditation (led by Elena Marre)

11am - 1pm - Blessing Empowerment of Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara

2:30pm - 4pm - Commentary

Sunday, March 7 - Retreat Day

11am - 12:30pm - Guided Session 1

3pm - 4:15pm - Wishfulfilling Jewel meditation prayers

5pm - 6:30pm - Guided Session 2

7pm - 8:30pm - Guided Session 3


Gen Kelsang Zamling, Resident Teacher


The guided sessions will use the traditional prayers booklet listed below. It's very helpful to have a copy on hand, so you can follow along. Click the title to order a printed, e-book, or audio copy from Tharpa Publications, or contact us to ask about pickup from our Oak Park location.

The Yoga of Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara


Full Weekend $80

Friday Only $12 | Saturday Only $60 | Sunday Only $30

No one turned away for lack of funds; contact to ask about reduced rates.

Benefactors and Patrons: free. See the member benefits section for codes needed to receive these discounts.

$35 for 30 days: free, discount is automatically applied.


  • Empowerment Weekend

    Fri, Sat, & Sun

  • Audio recording

    Those attending both Fri and Sat (or the full weekend) can purchase the audio recording (does not include Sun). Files will be sent later in March.

  • Friday only

  • Saturday only

  • Sunday only




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