Vajrasattva Empowerment: Purifying Obstacles, Averting Misfortune | Nov 9


Empowerment, transmission, and commentary with modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu
Saturday, November 9, 11:00am-4:45pm – Everyone welcome
at Kadampa Meditation Center Fort Lauderdale, 4342 E Tradewinds Ave, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

11:00am-1pm Empowerment
2:00-3:30pm Commentary
4:00-4:45pm Meditation and Recitation of Solitary Vajrasattva

Cost: $80 ($65 by November 7) includes vegetarian lunch
FP & TTP students: $60 ($45 by November 7) includes lunch


“O Blessed One, Vajrasattva, please cleanse and purify the negativities, obstructions and degenerate commitments of myself and all other living beings.” ­- Meditation and Recitation of Solitary Vajrasattva

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 Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification. Any living being, even a worm or an insect, can commit negative actions; but only humans have the fortune to be able to purify them.

We should make use of this precious opportunity to purify our negative karma, not to create more! All Buddhas specifically appear in the form of Vajrasattva to purify the minds of living beings. For this reason the practice of meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva is superior to other purification practices.

Gen Kelsang Norbu received his first Vajrasattva empowerment in 2007. Since then, he has completed numerous retreats on Vajrasattva, 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.