Liberation from Anxiety: Green Tara Empowerment

There is so much uncertainty in our life, in our careers, in our relationships perhaps, with our health and in our world. So it is not surprising that we may feel anxious from time to time. But is there a different way of looking at life? Do we have the potential to break free from this anxiety and embrace life and its uncertainty more fully? We do. 

Arya Tara, also called the Great Liberator, she pacifies all sickness, poverty, fighting and quarreling. She is the embodiment of the fearless and liberating wisdom of all the Buddhas. Gen Khedrub will grant the empowerment of Green Tara and guide us into this profound meditation practice that can liberate us from all sorrow and anxiety. It empowers us to let go of our limited, repetitive ways of thinking about ourself and about the situations we find ourself in. This method shows us how, through the incredible power of visualization, we can identify more and more with our pure potential. 

10:00am – 12:00pm: Empowerment

1:30 – 3:00pm: Commentary

3:30 – 4:30pm: Meditation



Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk, has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness, humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.

Gen Khedrub joins us after 13 years as Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle and an additional 10 years as Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago.

“The resident Teachers of our Dharma centers are always with you; they care for you and try to guide you to a meaningful life.”

~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche



In the first session of this event we will be using the Liberating Prayer. If you are not familiar with this, and would like to join in, you can find the text for free here.

In the second session of this event we will be using Yoga of the Enlightened Mother Arya Tara. If you are not familiar with this, and would like join in, you can purchase a copy here. This is not required.

This special event is being offered by livestream for those in the New England region of the US (including MA, VT, NH & ME; outside this area?  Find a Kadampa Center near you). Registrants will receive a link enabling them to watch and listen by phone, tablet or computer.

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  • Green Tara Empowerment
     April 10, 2021
     10:00 am - 4:30 pm