At this year’s Festival you will receive the empowerment of Vajrapani, the Buddha of spiritual power, and teachings on the power of compassion – how we can become a more and more caring person until we develop the actual power to help all living beings.
Our compassion is our Buddha seed or Buddha nature, our potential to become a Buddha. It is because all living beings possess this seed that they will all eventually become Buddha.
Through meditation we can extend and deepen our compassion until it transforms into the mind of universal compassion – the sincere wish to liberate all living beings permanently from suffering.
The Teacher at this year’s Festival is Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, a principal disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche who holds the lineage and blessings of his teachings.