The Blessing Empowerment of Amitayus

Friday, 8 December until Saturday, 9 December

On this special weekend course, Gen Kelsang Rigpa will grant the empowerment of Buddha Amitayus and give teachings on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s Long Life Prayer. Gen Rigpa will also explain how to engage in special meditations that increase our good fortune, improve our wisdom and remove obstacles to having a long life. By receiving the blessing empowerment of Buddha Amitayus and by engaging in the practice, we will achieve these attainments ourself and ultimately reach the supreme deathless state of enlightenment. We can also use this practice to help remove obstacles endangering the lives of others, especially our close friends and family.



7:30-9pm Teaching on the Long Life Prayer for Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


9-10am Meditation

11am-1pm Buddha Amitayus Empowerment

3-4:30pm Commentary

5-6pm Amitayus Practice

**GUIDED RETREAT • DEC 16 8:30-9:30am10-11am11:30-12:30pm

About the teacher

Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Resident Teacher and Western US National Spiritual Director. Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk, the Western US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC-Hollywood and KMC-California. He is a close disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help student discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.

  • Friday, 8 December until Saturday, 9 December
  • KMC Hollywood
  • 4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
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