• Vajrasattva Empowerment & Retreat

    Friday, December 8th-Thursday, December 14th, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  • About This Event

    Vajrasattva Empowerment

    Buddha taught many different methods to purify non-virtuous actions, downfalls and broken commitments, but the supreme method is the practice of meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva. This practice is a scientific method to purify our mind and transform it from an impure mind into a pure mind using Tantric technology.”- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, 

    The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

    An empowerment is a blessing ritual and guided meditation through which we make a deep connection with an enlightened Buddha and create the cause to achieve that Buddha’s enlightened state.

    The blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification, will enable us to connect directly with Vajrasattva’s mind and to receive purification simply through his blessings. This powerful experience gives us a brief glimpse of the inner freedom and universal love experienced by an enlightened mind.

    During the teachings and retreats on this simple but effective practice, Kadam Michelle will illuminate the purification practice of Buddha Vajrasattva following the sadhana Meditation and Recitation of Solitary Vajrasattva. This skilful and creative practice allows us to connect with the natural potential of our mind, to heal our past, and to free ourselves from old, painful habits of thinking and behaving. Through purifying our mind gradually we experience a lightness and inner freedom allowing us to live a life based on wisdom and love. We can experience a truly joyful heart transforming into the person we really wish to be.

    Everybody welcome!

  • Event Schedule

    Friday, December 8
    Introduction: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Saturday, December 9
    Empowerment: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Teaching on Purification: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Retreat Session (1): 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sunday, December 10
    Sunday Morning Class: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
    Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Retreat Session (2): 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Retreat Session (3): 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Offering to the Spiritual Guide with food offering: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday, December 11
    Retreat Session (4): 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Thursday, December 14
    Retreat Session (5): 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Cost

    The cost per person for this event is as follows:

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    Event Tickets

    Entire Week (Empowerment & Retreat) $100 non-member/ $90 member/ $75 TTP/benefactor
    Weekend $85 non-member/ $75 member/ $65 benefactor
    Friday Introduction $15/ free for members
    Saturday Empowerment $65 non-member/ $55 member/ $45 benefactor
    Sunday Retreat $30 non-member/ $20 member
    Monday Retreat $12/ free for TTP & benefactor
    Tuesday Retreat $12/ free for TTP & benefactor
    Thursday Retreat $12/ free for TTP & benefactor
    Saturday Lunch $10
    Sunday Lunch $10

    Accommodations (Two-night minimum)

    Breakfast Included with accommodations
    Single Room $95/night
    Shared Room (2-3 beds) $65/night
    Dorm Room $45/night
    Rest bed for day $15/day

    Pre-register using the booking form below on this page. For accommodations beyond 2 nights please reach out to info@meditationinsarasota.org.

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