Our human life is our most precious possession because it gives us the opportunity to improve ourselves and attain the supreme happiness of enlightenment. We therefore need a long and healthy life. To engage successfully in spiritual practice we also need wisdom, as well as the merit or good fortune that gives our mind the strength to support the growth of inner realisations. Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit, and wisdom. Through receiving the empowerment of Buddha Amitayus and engaging in his practice we can develop these qualities and eventually attain the 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. The empowerment itself will be a blissful guided meditation through which we make a special connection with this Buddha.
The empowerment will be followed the traditional annual two day Amitayus retreat and will be held at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Buddhist Teacher, Kadam Mick Marcon will grant the empowerment and give commentary to the practice of Buddha Amitayus. Kadam Mick is the Resident Teacher at Losang Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre. He has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for over 13 years.
Saturday empowerment timetable
12.15-1.30pm vegetarian lunch (provided)
3.45-5pm guided meditation
Sunday/Monday retreat timetable
8 – 9.15am session one
11 – 12.15pm session two
2.45 – 4.00pm session three
6.00 – 7:15pm Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog offering (Sunday night only)
Please note all retreat sessions are free of charge
Empowerment cost and booking
$55 full, $45 conc, $5 LDKBC card holders.
Light refreshments and a vegetarian lunch will be provided.
Pre-booking and payment is required for this event.