An empowerment is a part of the profound meditation program of Kadampa Buddhism. This empowerment is related to the Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, who is regarded as the manifestation of Buddha’s compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power. By making a connection to Je Tsongkhapa through this empowerment, we will place indestructible potentials on our mind that will gradually bring out our own experience of these qualities.
We all have the capacity to become an enlightened person and empowerments are a type of spiritual technology that let this come into being. This event also includes extensive, practical teachings on how to engage in the meditation practice of Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, called “Heart Jewel”. The empowerment and retreat is only during one weekend, but by learning and utilizing the Heart Jewel chanted meditations, we can let this experience benefit us for many days and years to come.