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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
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.
Full Weekend $80
Friday Only $12 | Saturday Only $60 | Sunday Only $30
No one turned away for lack of funds; contact email@example.com to ask about reduced rates.
$35 for 30 days: free, discount is automatically applied.
- Empowerment Weekend$80$800$0
- Audio recording$15$150$0
- Friday only$12$120$0
- Saturday only$60$600$0
- Sunday only$30$300$0