Creating Peace within the World. Special End of Year Event
The Compassionate Heart | Avalokiteshvara Empowerment
Compassion helps us find peace with who we are, causes confidence and ensures we live a life of great meaning and connection.
It makes us become the person we have the potential to be.
Receive the healing blessings of the Buddha of Compassion and increase the power of your compassionate heart.
If we can maintain a peaceful, compassionate mind we will have much power to create peace within our family, our community and society at large. However, often our mind isn’t peaceful enough to develop and hold strong compassion and then it is easy to become irritated and frustrated instead.
Compassion is a supreme virtue that makes it impossible to develop an unhappy mind and gives us tremendous power to help others. It motivates us to help others and consequently empowers us to change and improve ourselves. Compassion for our family and friends will heal our close relationships and make them strong and stable. The more we open our hearts to others, the more our empathy will grow. In this way we develop universal compassion, the most humane and beneficial mind of all, and the springboard from which enlightenment will arise.
Gen Lekma will grant the empowerment and give the commentary to the brief but powerful practice of Avalokiteshvara, emphasizing the practical application of these profound and heart opening methods to our lives.
Avalokiteshvara is the Buddha of Enlightened Compassion. The empowerment is a blissful, guided meditation and special practice through which we connect with Avalokieshvara and receive powerful inspiring blessings that help us strengthen our own compassion.
Everyone is welcome.
With Principal Teacher, Gen Lekma
She is a senior Buddhist nun with more than 25 years of teaching and meditation experience and she has taught in England and the United States for much of this time.
She is a very popular and experienced teacher and her clear and entertaining talks express the path of wisdom and meditation in a
way that is ideally suited for people of the modern world.
She is greatly cherished by her students for her warm, light and wise example.
10:00 – 10:30am ~ Reception & Cafe Open
10:30am – 12:30pm~ Teaching & Blessing Empowerment
2:00 – 3:00pm ~ Explanation of the practice
3:30 – 4:30pm ~ Actual Practice