An empowerment is a traditional Buddhist ceremony during which we receive deep blessings from a specific Buddha. During the ceremony, the teacher will explain the function and nature of this Buddha and how he or she helps all living beings.

This is a unique and powerful experience since participants generate a strong motivation to improve their inner qualities and nurture their desire to help all other living beings. This creates a vast amount of collective and personal positive energy.


Everyone is welcome to an empowerment ceremony, with or without previous meditation experience.


Saturday, November 14

vajrapani2   Vajrapani empowerment

Empowerment of Buddha Vajrapani with Teachings on Cultivating Self-Confidence and the Power to Benefit Others.

Imagine being able to help our family and friends to be happy and free from suffering. Through the inspiring teachings and powerful meditations that will be offered during this weekend we will learn how to do precisely this.

Buddha Vajrapani is the embodiment of the power of all the Buddhas. He appears in a wrathful aspect, and his function is to destroy the delusions of living beings by bestowing special power upon their body and mind. The empowerment can be seen as a blissful guided meditation through which we make a deep connection with Vajrapani’s enlightened mind.

By receiving the powerful blessings of Buddha Vajrapani we can swiftly actualize our own potential for a fearless heart, and gain the confidence we need to progress successfully along the spiritual path.

Throughout the weekend we will explore how to integrate this self-confidence into our life, and in particular how to use the practice of Vajrapani to bring about the deep transformative changes that we long for. By virtue of the power of our own good heart, we can help to bring enormous relief to our suffering world.”


SaturdayEmpowerment: 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Teaching:2:00 pm–3:30 pm
SundayTeachings:10:00 am–11:30 pm
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Cost:Weekend: $45.00|FP/TTP $20.00
Saturday only:$35.00|FP/TTP $15.00
Sunday only:$20.00 |FP/TTP no charge

No registration is required. For more information:

613.234.4347 or education@meditateinottawa.org


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Joyful Land Buddhist Centre
879 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6R6

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