Guidelines for a
Modern Day Bodhisattva

Empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara
& Guided Retreat on the Six Perfections

December 26 – 31, 2017

This empowerment awakens our potential for universal compassion. When we create a special connection with Buddha Avalokiteshvara he cares for us in life after life, guiding us to enlightenment. He is our supreme unchanging friend. The sincere practice of the Six Perfections enables us to become a better person through building a better world. They swiftly awaken our limitless potential for enlightenment while bringing true and lasting happiness to the people around us. In this retreat, we will explore how to cultivate the Six Perfections and bring them into our daily life. In this way, we discover deep meaning in being a friend of the world and a modern day bodhisattva.

Retreat Format

Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara
Wednesday, Dec. 27

Guided Retreat with Gen Samten Kelsang
Dec. 27 – 31

The Teacher

Gen Samten Kelsang, the Resident Teacher at KMC NY, is an internationally renowned Buddhist monk & teacher. Having studied under the close guidance of Venerable Geshe-la for many years, Gen Samten presents Buddha’s most profound teachings in a practical and accessible way for modern day practitioners. He has had the unique opportunity to engage in a three year retreat and carries with him a wealth of experience in skillfully guiding sincere practitioners to profound meditative insights.


Detailed Pricing

Full Retreat (including empowerment): $140.
Just the empowerment day: $60
Meals are $5 each*. Lunch and dinner are served in our community dining hall at 1pm and 6pm respectively. All meals are vegetarian.
*Breakfast is always included with accommodations.
There are limited onsite accommodations available at KMC New York that may be booked online for the full retreat (December 26-31) only and on a “first-come, first-serve” basis.
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All proceeds go towards the International Temples Project. Learn More.