FINDING THE BUDDHA WITHIN
BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI EMPOWERMENT, WITH KELSANG GOMCHEN
Saturday 5th September 2015, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Many of us suffer from lack of self-confidence and identify strongly with our faults and limitations. During this special event we will learn to discover our innate potential for enlightenment, our Buddha nature, through transformative meditations, teachings and empowerment.
An empowerment is a special blessing, whereby we make a close connection with Buddha and ripen our own potential to develop the inner qualities of love, compassion and wisdom.
9:30-10:30am ~ Guided Meditation
11am – 1pm ~ Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni
3 – 4:30pm ~ Teaching
LOCATION: Polwarth Parish Church, 36-38 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1LU
The Empowerment and teachings will be given by Kelsang Gomchen:
Kelsang Gomchen is a Kadampa Buddhist monk and Resident Teacher of Mahabodhi Buddhist Centre. He has been a devoted student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years, receiving teachings, lineage transmissions and empowerments from him directly. He has taught Kadampa Buddhism since an early age; completed an intensive Special Teacher Training Program with our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, and engaged in almost a year of solitary meditation retreats. He is known for his ability to inspire others through sincere practice and to present the deeper meanings of Venerable-Geshe-la’s books in a way that is practical and relevant to all who listen.
Keslang Zamling will guide the morning meditation:
Kelsang Zamling is an American Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of KMC Glasgow. He has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years and has taught in the United States and in the UK. Zamling completed an intensive 6 month Special Teacher Training Program two years ago with our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, to further his qualifications as a teacher. He is known for his practical approach, warmth and clarity.