Prajnaparamita Empowerment - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Buddha Prajnaparamita Empowerment

and Perfection of Wisdom Teachings

In-person and Online

DATES:  Sunday, Feb 13

TIME:  9:30am-3:00pm
Doors will open for entry at 9:15am.

TEACHER:  Gen Kelsang Zopa

COST:  Empowerment: $50 / $25 for Members

Registration for in-person attendance is now closed.  Registration for online attendance will remain open until 8:30am on Sunday.

Blessing Empowerment

Great Mother Prajnaparamita is a female Buddha who is the manifestation of Buddha’s perfection of wisdom. Her function is to overcome outer and inner obstructions and to bestow the realization of the higher perfection of wisdom, the essence of enlightenment. During this empowerment, we will receive her powerful blessings so that we can deepen our experience of ultimate truth and come closer to a lasting solution to all our problems.

On this day we will also practice the Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita.  Having received the empowerment we need to receive instructions on this practice so that we can increase our wisdom and compassion.  Through this we will be able to solve our own problems and help others to solve their problems.

Sunday, Feb 13 – Three Sessions 

  • Introduction ~ 9:30am
  • Empowerment ~ 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Commentary and Practice ~ 1:30-3:00pm

Live-streaming and replay schedule: The empowerment will only be broadcast live;  thus, only available at the scheduled time. The introduction and commentary will be available live and also for replay from Sunday evening until midnight on Wednesday, Feb 16. 

Audio recordings of the two teaching sessions will be available for $5 to attendees.


Gen Kelsang Zopa

A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path to enlightenment for over 25 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.

Q. What are the COVID protocols for in-person participants?
  • Stay home if sick or not feeling well
  • Vaccinations are mandatory for all persons who enter the Centre
  • Masks are mandatory for attendees*
  • Venue will provide hand sanitizing supplies;
  • Venue is practicing routine cleaning and disinfection.
  • Capacity is limited, so you must register in advance specifically for in-person attendance.  If you cannot attend, or we have to cancel in-person, you can attend online automatically.

*The teacher will remove their mask once seated.

We encourage you to use our online options if you are feeling ill, or if you are not vaccinated, or if you are not comfortable or unable to wear a mask.

Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
Q. Do I need to book in advance?

You need to book online to attend.  Please register by Saturday at 2 pm, so that we have time to complete preparation processes.