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There can be no accomplishment without empowerment,
For that would be like a boatman without oars.
We often say knowledge is power. The tantric ritual of initiation, referred to as an “empowerment” in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, reveals the depth and sophistication behind this truism. Khentrul Rinpoché is one of the few masters to teach the highly complex Kalachakra from the Jonang tradition.
In this session Rinpoché explains the role of empowerment rituals to awaken in the student the capacity for primordial wisdom. It is not the transmission of a power to a student that he or she lacks; it is an activation of the full realization within that student that this power is inherent.
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NEW YORK SERIES
Wednesday, August 7 — Rituals of Empowerment (Rubin Museum)
Thursday, August 8 – How to Live a Happier Life Regardless of Circumstances (Buddhist Insights)
Friday, August 9 — Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times: Shambhala and World Peace (Tibet House New York)
Sat August 10 – Jonang Kalachakra: A Clear Step-by-Step System to Enlightenment (Tibet House New York)
Sun August 11— Retreat: Primordial Wisdom: Emptiness and Buddha-nature in Kalachakra (Tibet House New York)
Sun – Fri, August 25 – 30 – Kalachakra for World Peace – Empowerment and Retreat (Omega Rhinebeck, New York)
Contact the organizing committee at firstname.lastname@example.org