Portland | A Pure Life ~ Vajrasattva Empowerment
“Buddha taught many different methods to purify non-virtuous actions, downfalls and broken commitments, but the supreme method is the practice of meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva. This practice is a scientific method to purify our mind and transform it from an impure mind into a pure mind using Tantric technology.”– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
An empowerment is a blessing ritual and guided meditation through which we make a deep connection with an enlightened Buddha and create the cause to achieve that Buddha’s enlightened state.
The blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification, will enable us to connect directly with Vajrasattva’s mind and to receive purification simply through his blessings. This powerful experience gives us a brief glimpse of the inner freedom and universal love experienced by an enlightened mind.
During the teachings on this simple but effective practice, Kadam Heather will illuminate the purification practice of Buddha Vajrasattva following the sadhana Meditation and Recitation of Solitary Vajrasattva. This skillful and creative practice allows us to connect with the natural potential of our mind, to heal our past, and to free ourselves from old, painful habits of thinking and behaving. Through purifying our mind gradually we experience a wonderful lightness and inner freedom. We are then free to live a life based on wisdom and love, to experience a truly joyful heart and to become the person we really wish to be.
- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Vegetarian Lunch (provided)
- 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
- Teaching session 1
- 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
- Break (refreshments provided)
- 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
- Teaching session 2
- 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
- 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
- Vajrasattva Sadhana