Manjushri Empowerment: The Supreme Stainless Wisdom (Feb 12)


Empowerment, transmission, and commentary with modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu
Saturday, February 12, 11:00am-5pm (includes breaks for lunch and coffee)

Cost: $65 ($55 by February 10) includes lunch
Standard and Plus members: $50 ($40 by Feb 10)

*Please note: We are offering this empowerment in person or via Zoom livestream. 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. You must receive the empowerment itself in order to receive the commentary and engage in the practice. There will be no video replay of the empowerment itself, but a video replay of the commentary and the practice will be available through February 16*


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11:00am-12:45pm      Empowerment
02:15pm-03:45pm      Commentary
04:15pm-05:00pm      Treasury of Wisdom

“Homage to Venerable Guru Protector Manjushri. At your heart you hold a Dharma text, showing that you see all ultimate and conventional truths with a wisdom that has dispelled the clouds of the two obstructions and radiates like the sun.” – Praise to Manjushri

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 Manjushri. Manjushri is the Wisdom Buddha, the embodiment of the wisdom of all the Buddhas. By relying upon Manjushri, we will naturally increase our wisdom.

Wisdom is a virtuous, intelligent mind that understands its object unmistakenly and functions to dispel deluded doubt. Since it is a virtuous mind, wisdom always causes happiness; it never causes suffering or problems. Wisdom is like an inner Teacher that we carry in our hearts, and like a Protector that protects us from engaging in wrong actions and having to experience their unpleasant results. With wisdom, our mind is always balanced and comfortable.

Gen Kelsang Norbu first received Manjushri empowerment in 2006. Since then, Gen Norbu has completed many meditational retreats on Manjushri and other deities, and has granted this empowerment twice 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.