Long Life, Wisdom & Merit

September 10-12

Buddha Amitayus Empowerment & Teachings on the Conditions for Gaining Realizations

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There is a massive difference between an intellectual understanding of the teachings and experiential understanding. Experiential understanding transforms our life, the way we think, and the way we treat people. Experience is crucial and meditation will allow us to gain this experience. It is not enough to just understand Buddhism–we want to truly change. Kadam Morten will give teachings on how to do this in conjunction with explanations of relying on Buddha Amitayus.

Amitayus means an immeasurable life span. When we open our heart to Buddha Amitayus’ guidance, he will help us increase our wisdom, our merit (our ability to fulfill our wishes), and, most importantly, he will help us protect our most precious possession — our life. Through his blessings, we increase our energy and lifespan with which to complete the spiritual path.

Empowerments create the opportunity for us to receive extraordinary wisdom blessings to enable us to build our connection to enlightened beings who provide us with tremendous assistance on the spiritual path.

The Northeast Dharma Celebration provides a precious opportunity to study, listen to and practice the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition.