REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IN ADVANCE REQUIRED – SEE DETAILS BELOW
This very powerful ritual will have a significant positive effect on all who attend. Anyone who is suffering from anxiety, stress disorder, depression, or generalized fear can particularly benefit from this ritual. In Buddhist philosophy it is understood that many mental health issues are caused by harmful spirits or negative forces attacking a person. These harmful spirits are impossible for western doctors to see – they cannot be found on any medical tests – but many people experience negative effects from them. These negative beings can steal a person’s energy, harm their mind, create a sense of fear or anxiety, and eventually cause physical illness. All of these symptoms can be helped by this ritual.
Prior to the ritual, Kushok will spend one hour generating himself as Yamantaka, visualizing Yamantaka very clearly, and cultivating great bodhicitta and emptiness. Harmful spirits are fearful of bodhicitta. In the aspect of Yamantaka (wrathful Manjushri – the wisdom deity), Kushok will threaten the negative spirits so they will stop harming you, order them to stop attacking you, and drive them far away. Harmful spirits are very afraid of Yamantaka and will leave. This is followed by Kushok inviting all the lineage masters from Vajradhara to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to enter the space and bless each person so that the harmful spirits cannot affect them again. Kushok will bestow these blessings on each attendee one by one. This is a very rare and special opportunity to receive such a powerful purification and blessing.
Anyone with an interest in overcoming mental or physical health issues or who wishes to receive the blessings of Yamantaka is invited to attend this special event.
Please visit http://www.gsl-ab.ca/spiritual-director/ to learn more about our Spiritual Director Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe.
Sun, Dec 15, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019. Early registration is encouraged as we expect this event to fill quickly and have a limited seating capacity in our temple.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Please register online by clicking on the More Info below (preferred). If you are unable to register online, please contact our office using the phone number or email listed below.
There is a $35 fee (payable in advance) to attend. If you cannot afford $35 please contact our office to make a partial payment in accordance with your financial means.
WHAT TO BRING:
– Khata (white silk scarf – available for purchase at the temple if you do not have one)
– Personal monetary offering to Kushok (amount of your choosing)
– Shawl to keep warm
– Note: Meditation cushions and chairs are provided
Contact: Gaden Samten Ling Office