Increasing Long Life, Wisdom, and Good Fortune: White Tara Empowerment (Feb 20)


Empowerment, transmission, and commentary with modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu
Saturday, February 20, 11:00am-5pm (includes a lunch break)
In-person or Zoom livestream plus video replay option

Cost: $45/person, Standard and Plus members $30

*Please note: We are offering this empowerment event in person or via Zoom livestream. In-person attendance requires pre-registration. If you choose Zoom livestream, then after you submit payment, you will receive an email link to the meeting. This link is for your personal use only. Video recordings will also be available through February 24*

Limited in-person attendance is available for this event.

  • Advance registration required — at least 1 hour prior to start time
  • If you wish to attend in person — select the “IN PERSON” option below
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  • Location: KMC Fort Lauderdale, 4342 E Tradewinds Ave, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea FL 33308

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11:00am-12:45pm        Empowerment
02:15pm-03:45pm        Commentary
04:15pm-05:00pm        The Yoga of White Tara, Buddha of Long Life

“In particular, to liberate all living beings from the cycle of contaminated rebirth, samsara, I will accomplish as quickly as possible a Buddha’s enlightenment. For this purpose I will engage in the practice of Venerable White Tara.” – The Yoga of White Tara, Buddha of Long Life

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 White Tara. White Tara is a female enlightened being whose function is to bestow long life, wisdom, and good fortune. If we rely upon her with faith, she will protect us from contagious diseases, the dangers of fire, and other disasters.

It is said that living beings receive Tara’s blessings as swiftly as the wind moves because she is the manifestation of the wind element of all Buddhas.

Gen Kelsang Norbu first received White Tara empowerment in 2006. Since then, Gen Norbu has completed many meditational retreats on White Tara and other deities, and has granted this empowerment once before, 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 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.