The Compassionate Heart.
Blessing Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion
Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Sunday 22 March, 10am – 4.30pm
A special opportunity to receive the blessing empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. By receiving this empowerment, we will deeply heal our minds and begin to awaken our potential for universal compassion which has the power to transform our self and our world. Please join us for this special day. The Empowerment will be granted by Gen Kelsang Paljin, our Resident Teacher
Compassion is our Buddha nature. With their hearts filled with compassion for the suffering of others, Buddhas work tirelessly to liberate others from their suffering.
Pure compassion is a mind that finds the suffering of others unbearable, but it does not make us depressed. In fact it gives us tremendous energy to work for others and to complete the spiritual path for their sake. It shatters our complacency and makes it impossible to rest content with the superficial happiness of satisfying our worldly desires, yet in its place we shall come to know a deep inner peace that cannot be disturbed by changing conditions. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
We all have experience of compassion and wishing to help others when they are suffering but we know, it is limited usually to those close to us. And lacking wisdom and skilful means, we often do not know how to really help others, sometimes, we can make things worse.
An Empowerment gives us a special opportunity to make a connection with enlightened beings and their good qualities. By receiving the Empowerment of the Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara, we will receive his profound blessings. Through relying upon him, we will come under his guidance and loving care so that we can strengthen and improve our compassionate heart. How wonderful.
This Empowerment is open to all, regardless of experience.
Refreshments are available in our World Peace Cafe during the breaks.
The cost of the day course is £20 which includes lunch (£15 Monthly Members)
The empowerment will be granted by Gen Kelsang Päljin the Resident Teacher of Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre and of Buddha Land Buddhist Centre, Keighley. He is a Buddhist monk with over 20 years’ experience of practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism.
9.30am – 10am – Arrival and reception
10am – 12.15pm – Avalokiteshvara Empowerment
12.15pm – 2.15pm – Lunch Break
2.15pm – 2.45pm – Explanation of Practice
2.45pm – 3.30pm – Tea Break
3.30pm – 4.30pm – Avalokiteshvara Chanting
Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Brunside Mill, Parker St, Burnley , BB11 1AR, Lancs, UK
Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre has a ground floor cafe/shop and meditation room.
The centre is open on Wed and Sat 10am til 2pm. For Saturday morning courses the centre is open from 9.45am.
The Centre is located on Parker Street in the centre of Burnley close to Charter Walk Shopping Centre and the Next store.
It is 5min walk from Burnley Central Train Station and 12min walk from Burnley Bus Station.
Parking is easily accessible in local car parks from 2 to 5 min walk away, while short stay on-street parking is available outside our door. On-street parking is unrestricted after 5pm and on Sundays.
Car Parking charges vary considerably in the different car parks: