Vajrasattva Empowerment

"Buddha taught many different methods to purify non-virtuous actions, downfalls andbroken commitments, but the supreme method is the practice of meditation and recitationof Vajrasattva. This practice is a scientific method to purify our mind and transform it froman impure mind into a pure mind using Tantric technology."- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra


Friday 10th - Wednesday 15th November

An empowerment is a blessing ritual and guided meditation through which we make a deep connection with an enlightened Buddha and create the cause to achieve that Buddha's enlightened state.

The blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification, will enable us to connect directly with Vajrasattva's mind and to receive purification simply through his blessings. This powerful experience gives us a brief glimpse of the inner freedom and universal love experienced by an enlightened mind.

During the teachings on this simple but effective practice, Gen-la Khyenrab will illuminate the purification practice of Buddha Vajrasattva following the sadhana Meditation and Recitation of Solitary Vajrasattva. This skilful and creative practice allows us to connect
with the natural potential of our mind, to heal our past, and to free ourselves from old, painful habits of thinking and behaving. Through purifying our mind gradually we experience a wonderful lightness and inner freedom.  We are then free to live a life based on wisdom
and love, to experience a truly joyful heart and to become the person we really wish to be.

Everybody welcome.

Buddha Vajrasattva is a manifestation of Buddha Vajradhara, The founder of Vajrayana Buddhism.

Generally we say Buddha Shakyamuni is the founder of Buddhism in this world. However, there were two types of teachings he taught. The Sutra teachings came from Buddha Shakyamuni, but when he taught the Tantric teachings he appeared as Buddha Vajradhara, who is therefore seen as the founder of Tantra. The Tantric teachings are the actual quick path to enlightenment, by which we can attain enlightenment in this very life.

Vajrasattva is the purified consciousness of all the Buddhas. His special function is to purify our minds. By relying sincerely on Buddha Vajrasattva we can purify ourselves and become a completely pure being, just like Buddha Vajrasattva. When we have completely purified our mind there will be no further basis for us to experience any kind of pain or suffering.
Many causes and conditions need to come together to allow an event such as this to appear in this world. It is incredibly rare good fortune to receive this empowerment and teachings that enable us to transform our karma, and draw close to Buddha Vajrasattva.