Join hundreds of people from around the United States to receive the empowerment of Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the embodiment of the universal compassion of all enlightened beings. By receiving his blessings in this empowerment, we can deepen our experience of compassion and come closer to a lasting answer to all our and others’ problems.
When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation as the problem. In reality, whatever problem we experience comes from the side of our mind. If we can learn to respond to difficulties with a positive or peaceful mind, they will not be a problem for us. We can even see them as opportunities for growth and development, increasing our good qualities, especially our compassion.
Compassion is the best wealth—an inner treasure greater than any external possession. Buddha’s “training the mind” teachings allow us to see how to see our challenges in a new way so that we can increase our compassion. This makes our mind more and more positive, eventually transforming it into a completely pure mind, the state of enlightenment. We all want the world to be free of suffering, or a “pure land.” To do this we simply need a pure mind, the mind of compassion.
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Kadam Bridget Heyes is the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director for the UK and the Resident Teacher at Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre in the UK. She is known for her powerful teachings, compassionate heart, and deep understanding of Buddha’s wisdom advice. Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that are easy to practice and integrate into daily life.
June 23, 2023 - June 28, 2023
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm