About the Empowerment
Get spiritually empowered! On this special day, NKT Day, receive the blessings of Buddha Tara, a beautiful embodiment of enlightened wisdom. Tara means ‘Liberator’ because she liberates all beings from fear and suffering.
The empowerment is a guided meditation and teaching through which we make a deep connection with Tara. Through receiving her powerful blessings we can swiftly actualize our own potential for fearless wisdom and compassionate action. In the afternoon, Gen Menla will give special instructions on a meditation called Powa, which enables us to take rebirth in the Pure Land of Bliss.
Is the time of death an end or a beginning? At death, where do we go and do we have any choice about this? How do we live well now and prepare for our future? Buddha answers all these questions in teaching us how to live meaningfully, die joyfully, and be of benefit to others during their passing. Through using his teachings we can break out from the control of negative states of mind and negative karma, thereby achieving a lasting happiness and peace.
This special day will draw from the inspiring and powerful book "Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully" and introduce a practice called Transference of Consciousness or Powa, which empowers us to take control over our present and future lives.
Everyone is welcome!
Saturday April 6
9:00am-10:00am: Morning Meditation with Carol Salerno
11:00am – 1:00pm: Empowerment with Gen Kelsang Menla
1:00pm – 2:30pm: Lunch
2:30pm-4:00pm: Teaching with Gen Kelsang Menla
4:30-5:30pm: Guided Meditation on Tara practice with Fatin Kratchovil
About NKT Day and our 25 Year Anniversary
The first Saturday in April is set aside to commemorate the founding of the NKT–IKBU by Venerable Geshe Kelsang in 1991. Although Venerale Geshe Kelsang has been teaching in the West since 1997, the organization of the NKT was formally established in 1991. And our center was established in 1994 with Venerable Geshe Kelsang being the Resident Teacher.
NKT Day is marked by special events and by pujas and dedications at Kadampa centers worldwide. This year to commemorate NKT Day and our 25th anniversary with this special event. It is through Tara’s blessings and guidance that Kadampa Buddhism was founded by the great Indian Master Atisha in the 11th century.
Teachers for The Event
Gen Kelsang Menla has been a practicing Buddhist for 20 years, was ordained as a Kadampa Buddhist monk in 2001, and has taught Kadampa Buddhism since that time. He brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.
Carol Salerno is an experienced meditator and Teacher, having studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for over 15 years. As a wife, mother,business professional and active volunteer at KMC Texas she has a wealth of practical experience of applying Buddha's teachings in everyday life. She also has done several long meditation retreats and studies on the Teacher Training program. She brings joy, humor and genuine insight to her teaching.
Fatin Kratchovil has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for 13 years and is currently on our Teacher Training Program. She enjoys sharing her love for Buddha's teachings and meditation and finding practical ways to implement them into all aspects of her life. During the day Fatin works as a Financial Analyst at a global firm in Dallas. She is married and both she and her partner enjoy volunteering at the center and helping to teach the kids class.
Cost & Registration
$60 General Fee and Basic Members
$50 Students and seniors
$30 Sponsor rate
No cost for Benefactors
No cost for children
Pre-registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome.
All lunches have been sold. You are welcome to bring your own vegetarian lunch.
PARKING IS EASY!
Abundant metered street parking is available on Lamar, Laws, Griffin, Munger, Corbin and Ross and is just $.50/hour. Download the Parkmobile app on your phone, it's super easy!
A number of lots and garages are also available within walking distance for $6/ day and $7/day.
Parking is not validated on Saturdays.