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Benefit Through Blessings: The Blessing Empowerment of Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden

Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3
$30 for VMC members and members of Greater NYC NKT Centers
$60 for non-members and VMC trial members
Teacher:  
Kadam Matthew Riechers

Pre-registration for this special event is especially encouraged to help us speed up the sign-in process.
Cost includes “Heart Jewel” sadhana booklet.

We all need someone to look out for us on the spiritual path. That’s what Dharma protectors do. These powerful enlightened beings arrange conditions that allow us to gain dharma realizations swiftly and easily. The blessing empowerment of Dorje Shugden gives us a strong connection with the protection and care of this wisdom buddha.

In the commentary based on instructions from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Kadam Matthew will explain how relying on Dorje Shugden helps us integrate essential Kadampa Buddhist practices--both Sutra and Tantra--into our daily lives, so we gain the benefits of wisdom easily and swiftly. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday Schedule

9:15 am – 9:45 am • Registration
10 am – 12 pm • Dorje Shugden Empowerment
12 pm – 1:30 pm • Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Commentary on the Practice of Heart Jewel

Sunday Schedule

10:00 am - 11:00 am • Group Heart Jewel Practice
11:30 am - 1:00 pm • The Ganden Oral Lineage and How to Attain Full Enlightenment


General Information:

  • We are located in Boerum Hill at 444 Atlantic Avenue, between Nevins & Bond Streets – a short walk from most major subway lines!

  • All of our programming is suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners – unless otherwise noted.

  • If offered, pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

  • No special clothing is necessary, and we offer both chairs and cushions for sitting.

  • Please try to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class to sign in and get comfortable. We do our best to start and end on time, and your help is appreciated!