Program

2020 Florida Dharma Celebration

Teachings on How to be a
Modern-day Bodhisattva
with Blessing Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara

 

March 13-15

Avalokiteshvara is the Buddha of compassion, the embodiment of enlightened compassion. The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we make a direct connection with this sublime Buddha, and receive powerful blessings.

According to Buddha, the best life is that of a Bodhisattva, a person who is progressing towards the actualization of their highest potential in order to be of real benefit to everyone. Kadam Morten will give a commentary to the practice of the Buddha of compassion, focusing in particular on the development of bodhichitta. Many people might feel that such an attainment is beyond us, but Kadam Morten will show how through skillfully applying Buddha’s teachings, we can all become Bodhisattvas, and our lives can become breathtakingly meaningful, beneficial, and joyful.

Schedule

Friday, March 13th:
4:00 – 7:00 pm:  Room check in & registration
5:30 – 6:30 pm:  Cafe Open
7:00 – 8:30 pm:  Introduction with Gen Chodor

Saturday, March 14th:
9:00 -10:00 am:  Meditation with Gen Namdrol
11:00 am – 1:00 pm:  Empowerment with Kadam Morten
1:00 -2:00 pm:  Lunch
3:00 – 4:30 pm:  Teaching with Kadam Morten
5:00 – 6:00 pm:  Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 pm:  Wishfulfilling Jewel w/tsog Chanted Prayers

Sunday, March 15th
9:00 – 10:00 am:  Meditation with Gen Namdrol
11:00 am – 12:30 pm:  Teaching with Kadam Morten
12:30 – 2:00 pm:  Lunch
2:30 – 4:00 pm:  Teaching with Kadam Morten

Prayer booklets that will be used during the Event
Teachings Sessions & Saturday Morning Meditation: Prayers for Meditation
Sunday Morning Meditation: Avalokiteshvara Sadhana
Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog Saturday evening: Wishfulfilling Jewel Chanted Prayers and Prayers for the Long Life of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Prayer booklets are available for lending in the meditation room
and  purchase in the bookstore.