“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.
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