Fri, Oct 21|
Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina
Buddha Tara Meditation Retreat: Liberation from Sorrow
Teachings and meditations guided by visiting guest teacher Gen Kelsang Menla
Time & Location
Oct 21, 2022, 6:30 PM EDT – Oct 23, 2022, 11:15 AM EDT
Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina, 528 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
About the event
“Homage to Tara, the Swift One, the Heroine,
Whose eyes are like a flash of lightning,
Who arose from the opening of a lotus,
Born from the tears of the Protector of the Three Worlds.” - Tara puja, Liberation from Sorrow
Gen Kelsang Menla has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 20 years and was requested by him to become the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Texas in June 2017. Gen Menla was ordained as a Kadampa Buddhist monk in 2001 and has worked and taught within the New Kadampa Tradition for many years. He brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.
At the Fall Festival this year at our US temple in upstate New York, Gen-la Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union, will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Green Tara and give special teachings on the sublime twenty-one homages based on a transmission she received directly from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
Green Tara is a female enlightened being, the manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas, who protects living beings from outer and inner obstacles and guides them to the attainment of all the stages of the path to enlightenment. In relying on Mother Tara and requesting her help, we frequently recite twenty-one special verses of praise, or homage. These precious words are Buddha’s own speech and are considered to be actual Sutra.
At this retreat, Gen Menla will give an explanation of these special verses based on the transmission Gen-la Dekyong will share, which she received from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Through understanding the meaning of these verses we will draw closer to the twenty-one emanations of Tara and constantly receive special blessings and protection.
Recommended reading: Liberation from Sorrow prayer booklet. Buy in our shop, or download here - https://tharpa.com/us/liberation-from-sorrow-booklet.html
6:30-7:45pm - Special Public Talk: Who is Buddha Tara?
10:00-11:15am - Session 1
11:45am-1pm - Session 2
2:30-4pm - Q&A/Discussion and Liberation from Sorrow
4:30-5:30pm - Wishfulfilling Jewel w/ tsog
10:00-11:15am - Special Sunday Morning Class