Slide of Buddha Shakyamuni March 19 Blessing Empowerment with Gen Norden

Creating Peace: Buddha Shakyamuni Blessing Empowerment

with Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Norden

Saturday March 19 15th  | 10am–4pm

Additional events: 

Friday March 18 | 6:30–7:45pm | Public talk and Introduction with Gen Norden 

Saturday March 26 | Buddha Shakyamuni Refuge Meditation Retreat 

Join us for this very special event where our Resident Teacher, Gen Norden will grant the empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni. In the afternoon Gen Norden will explain how to engage in the self generation practice of Buddha Shakamuni to ripen our own Buddha nature and create real and lasting peace.

Everyone is welcome!


Even after 2,500 years Buddha Shakyamuni continues to touch the hearts of people of this world. His profound teachings on wisdom and compassion address our deepest wish to lead a meaningful life free from worries and problems. If we take Buddha’s advice to heart we will find practical solutions to our daily problems and gradually develop his qualities of profound peace and happiness, compassion for everyone, and wisdom. We will also gain a supreme and unchanging friend who will always be there to guide us.

What is an Empowerment?

An Empowerment is a special ceremony during which we receive blessings from Buddha Shakyamuni, which heal our mind, draw us closer to him, and awaken our Buddha nature. These blessings help us to come under Buddha’s loving care and protection in our daily life. An empowerment also includes a series of guided meditations and practical teachings. The afternoon session following the empowerment will include a practical teaching and meditation on what it means to rely upon Buddha as our Spiritual Guide.

It is traditional to bring an offering for an empowerment. Examples are fruit, sweets, biscuits, incense or candles.

In general, “Buddha” means “Awakened One”, someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are… There are many people who have become Buddhas in the past, and many people will become Buddhas in the future.” -Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, from Introduction to Buddhism

Everyone is welcome.


10am–12pm | Blessing Empowerment
1:30–3pm |Teaching
3:15–4pm | Guided Meditation

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Norden is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia. Gen Norden has been an ordained Buddhist nun since 1994 and has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in the US and the UK for over 25 years. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy the precious dharma of Modern Buddhism with such an experienced practitioner.

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Saturday, March 19th
10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

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Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia
741 Edgewood Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

COVID-19 Safety Protocols
We care about your safety and well-being! 
Here is a list of COVID-19 prevention measures currently in place at KMC Georgia:

  • The City of Atlanta has a mask mandate in place, so everyone inside the building must wear a mask. If you don't have a mask with you, one will be provided at reception.  
  • We have a UV air purifier running at all times inside the main meditation room.All doors to the main meditation room will remain open during class to encourage air flow.
  • Chairs in the meditation rooms have signage to encourage social distancing.   If you don't feel comfortable sitting in the main meditation room, you may sit in the smaller meditation room or in the reception/cafe area, where we have a TV monitor link and audio. If you are in the café area, you may still watch the class through the open glass doors.
  • We offer hand sanitizer to all our guests and volunteers, and sanitize all high touch areas before every class.