09-02-03-04-2022 EVENT: The Empowerment of the Great Mother Prajnaparamita


The Empowerment of the Great Mother Prajnaparamita
Blessing Empowerment & Teachings with Gen Kelsang Rigpa
A special weekend event on September 2, 3 & 4, 2022
  • Available in-person or via livestream
  • Includes video replay of all sessions (except the Empowerment itself), available for 1 week
  • Vegetarian Lunch on Saturday available for purchase
  • MP3 audio recordings of teaching sessions available for purchase by those who have registered to attend that session
  • Please note: The Empowerment itself will only be available LIVE at the posted time, 11AM Sat, with NO replay or audio recording available. Please plan accordingly to watch live at the posted time, in person or via livestream.
Friday, September 2
7:30 – 9:00 pm: “Happiness & Liberation” Teaching with Gen Rigpa
Saturday, September 3
9:00 am – 9:50 am: Guided Meditation
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Empowerment of Prajnaparamita with Gen Rigpa
2:30 – 4:00 pm: Commentary to the Practice of The Great Mother with Gen Rigpa
Sunday, September 4
9:00 am – 10:00 am: Meditation with The Great Mother
11:15 am – 12:45 pm: Commentary to the Practice of The Great Mother with Gen Rigpa


*TO REGISTER make your selections below: either Whole Weekend, or individual dates. (In both cases, if you’d like Lunch on Saturday, please select it separately.) Please choose Audio Recordings only for dates that you register for.



The Empowerment of the Great Mother Prajnaparamita
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso granted Prajnaparamita empowerment in Portugal in 2013, and Gen Rigpa will share this empowerment and transmit Venerable Geshe-la’s teachings associated with it in this special weekend event.
What is an empowerment?
An empowerment is a teaching and series of guided meditations through which we make a connection with a particular Buddha. It bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mind and awaken our Buddha nature.
Within a brief yet powerful practice called The Great Mother, we will recite the Heart Sutra and meditate on emptiness. This is a special method to overcome obstacles and dangers.
Who is Prajnaparamita?
Prajnaparamita is the manifestation of the Buddha’s perfection of wisdom. Her function is to overcome maras—the outer and inner obstructing demons—and to bestow the realization of the higher perfection of wisdom, the realization of ultimate truth emptiness.