Fri 1 Nov - Sun 3 Nov
with Gen Sanden

Location: Commercial Drive · Kadampa Meditation Centre - Vancouver 1833 Victoria Diversion

Cost: See cost details below schedule

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.

KMC Vancouver Resident Teacher and buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Sanden, will explain how to draw closer to Prajnaparamita, a profound practice to overcome obstacles in our life.  He will also show us how to develop our actual experience of the dream-like nature of reality, leading us to live more lightly and with more joy and power, to help ourselve and others. 

During this empowerment weekend, we will:

  • Learn a powerful practice to overcome obstacles in our life
  • Learn about and increase our understanding of the dream-like nature of reality (more joy, more lightness, more power to help!)
  • Receive powerful blessings
  • Learn Tantric technology, enabling us to become a Buddha through correct imagination

Friday (introduction): 

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday (the main event): 

10:30 am -12:30 pm – Empowerment
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Vegetarian lunch (provided)
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm – Commentary
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm – Break
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm – Practice

Sunday (Optional commentary and the practice of The Great Mother)

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Session 1
11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Break
12:00 pm – 1:00pm – Session 2

Fee Structure:

Full Weekend (Fri-Sun) – $90 ($40 for members) 

Friday Intro Only – $15 (members free)
Saturday Only – $65 ($40 for members) Vegetarian lunch included
Sunday Only – $30 (members free)


We are a scent free environment. Please help us keep the air we share healthy and fragrance free.  The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma and allergies.  Thank you.

Gen Kelsang Sanden is a Canadian Buddhist monk, and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver.  He has been a long time student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. He is well loved for his compassion, sense of humour and the clarity of his teachings.

Cost: See cost details below schedule

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