When: Thursday, March 30th, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00 pm EDT
Where: in person at the
Central Branch of the Burlington Public Library, Centennial Hall
Those in the area are encouraged to attend in person.
Mañjuśrī is the buddha of wisdom, whose practice helps practitioners develop their understanding of the path to enlightenment and, in particular, the nature of reality. Orange Mañjuśrī holds a sword in his right hand, symbolizing the capacity of wisdom to cut through ignorance, and the stem of a lotus in his left upon which sits the Prajñāpāramitā (Perfection of Wisdom) sūtras. Mañjuśrī’s mantra and meditation are considered very important in all Tibetan Buddhist traditions, and HH Dalai Lama has said reciting Mañjuśrī’s mantra has helped him develop his capacity to remember important teachings and texts.
Students who choose to receive the full empowerment:
We request attendees living locally to attend in person if possible. It is possible to receive the initiation online for those who live afar.
- One must have taken refuge (this will be offered as part of the initiation for those who may not have received it previously)
- If possible, one should avoid eating black foods – meat, eggs, radishes and anything in the onion family (chives, leeks, shallots, garlic) – on the day of the empowerment.
- One should understand that taking the full initiation includes taking bodhisattva vows ~ which will be given during the initiation.
- One should have previously received teachings on the general Buddhist path.
Students who take the empowerment as a blessing:
- Do not need to take refuge or any vows.
- May attend in person, online via Zoom
- Khensur Rinpoche highly encourages students (who are NOT receiving the full empowerment) to take the empowerment as a blessing, as this is still a rare and very auspicious opportunity.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES will soon be made available. We will need your help to make these events a success!
About Khensur Rinpoche
Lama Yeshe Ling is honoured to welcome Khensur Rinpoche to our community. The 74th abbot of Sera Jey Monastery, Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Delek, was born in 1939 in Kardze, Kham (Eastern Tibet). Known to his students and friends as Gen Umalajugpa, he is one of the few remaining great lamas partly trained in Tibet. You can learn more about Khensur Rinpoche here.
Opportunity to Sponsor the Teachings
Sponsoring the teachings helps to make the teachings available to everyone. In this way, we are able to practice the generosity of giving of the Dharma and thereby create vast amounts of merit.
Remember to make an aspiration/dedication to accomplish your goals for yourself and others before making the offering. With clear intention, we can create causes to accomplish the welfare of both ourselves and all sentient beings, or of any heartfelt cause.
Make an offering for Orange Mañjuśrī Empowerment – Goal is: $1500 – sponsoring offerings for Khensur Rinpoche’s Manjushri empowerment – Lama Yeshe Ling will make offerings to Rinpoche for each teaching, and a large offering at the end of his visit.