LOVING OURSELF & OTHERS
The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya
with Buddhist Nun Gen Lhadron

Saturday, June 9, 10am - 5pm

Suitable for all levels of experience.  Everyone is welcome!

The kindest thing we can do for ourselves is to develop a loving heart towards others. Love gives us inner strength and the inner peace that is the basis for real happiness. When we have a strong loving mind, our whole experience of the world changes.

The Empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation during which we receive the blessings of Buddha Maitreya. Through connecting with the Buddha of loving kindness, we empower our spiritual life and remove obstacles to experiencing pure, universal love.

In the commentary we will learn a special meditation practice of Buddha Maitreya, in which, through strongly identifying with his qualities, we nurture them within ourselves. By continuously improving our love, our spiritual realizations will naturally increase and we will be a truly happy person who effortlessly benefits others.

"...we do not lose our wish to be happy, but we understand that real happiness is found in benefiting others. We have discovered an inexhaustible fountain of happiness within our own mind-- our love for others... When we become a Buddha our happiness radiates eternally as compassion, nourishing all living beings and gradually drawing them into the same state."
--Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life

Empowerment Day: $60

SATURDAY SCHEDULE
9:30am–10am Registration
10am–12pm Empowerment
2–3:30pm Commentary
4–5pm Buddha Maitreya Guided Practice & Commentary