Avalokiteshvara Empowerment: The Buddha of Compassion (Nov 21)


Empowerment, transmission, and commentary with modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu
Saturday, November 21, 11:00am-5pm (includes a lunch break)

Stream live, or video recording accessible for 96 hours after event
offered by Kadampa Meditation Center Fort Lauderdale: www.MeditateInFortLauderdale.org
Cost: $45, Standard and Plus members $30

*Please note: We are offering this empowerment event via video livestream, or recording accessible for 96 hours after the event. This event is open to people in the South Florida area or people who would have attended in person if possible. After you submit payment, you will receive an email link to the video stream or recording, which you can watch on your computer, tablet, or phone. This link is for your personal use only*

Discounted pricing available for Standard/Plus members. Members please log in before booking.


11:00am-01:00pm      Empowerment
02:15pm-03:45pm      Commentary
04:15pm-05:00pm      Avalokiteshvara Sadhana

“O Arya Avalokiteshvara, Treasury of Compassion, and all your retinue, please listen to me. Please quickly release me and all my mothers and fathers, the six classes of living being, from the ocean of samsara.” – Avalokiteshvara Sadhana

An empowerment is a very special blessing ceremony that functions to heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature. Each empowerment introduces us to a particular enlightened Deity, their meditations and mantras. The particular enlightened Deity to which we will be introduced in this empowerment is Avalokiteshvara. Avalokiteshvara is an enlightened being who is the manifestation of the compassion of all Buddhas; the compassion of all Buddhas appears as Avalokiteshvara. He is the synthesis of all Buddhas.

If we rely sincerely upon Avalokiteshvara and recite his mantra with strong faith, temporarily we will improve our realizations of the stages of the path, especially our realization of great compassion, and ultimately we will attain supreme Buddhahood in Avalokiteshvara’s Pure Land, the Pure Land of Bliss.

Gen Kelsang Norbu first received Avalokiteshvara empowerment in 2007. Since then, Gen Norbu has completed several retreats on Avalokiteshvara, and has granted this empowerment twice before, once here in Fort Lauderdale. Gen Norbu was ordained as a monk in the New Kadampa Tradition of Buddhism in 2006, by the modern Buddhist master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He earned the title ‘Gen’ in 2012, indicating that he is a senior ordained teacher in this tradition.

Registration Policy: If you cancel 24 hours prior to the start of the event we will refund all except 25%. If you cancel on, or after, the event, no refunds are given. Exceptions may be made in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement; you should apply by e-mail to ad@meditateinfortlauderdale.org within 2 weeks of the end of the Event. Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.