The Power of Compassion

The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and Retreat

Saturday 22nd February and 23rd February 2020


Empowerment -Saturday, 22nd February
10.00am – 5.00pm

Retreat – Sunday, 23rd February
10.00am – 5.00pm


Kadam Mike Garside


Empowerment – £25 including lunch (no centre card use)

Retreat – £20 including lunch

(for centre card holders, retreat  is included, but lunch is £2.50)

The Power of Compassion – Empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara

Saturday 22nd February
10am – 5pm
KMC Wales

Avalokiteshvara is the embodiment of enlightened compassion. Compassion is the very heart of the Buddhist path. Compassion helps us find peace with who we are, causes confidence and ensures we live a life of great meaning and connection. Developing our compassion transforms us into the person we have the potential to  be. The Avalokiteshvara empowerment is a blissful, guided meditation through which we connect deeply with Buddha’s compassion and thereby awaken our own. Everyone is welcome. Empowerment and commentary given by Kadam Mike Garside.

Avalokiteshwara  Retreat

Sunday 23rd February
10am – 5pm
KMC Wales

Kadam Mike will lead a day retreat on the practice of the Buddha of Compassion, based on Geshe Kelsang’s commentary in The Mirror of Dharma.

About the Teacher

Kadam Mike Garside

The Resident Teacher at KMC Wales is Kadam Mike Garside – a dedicated disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism in the UK and Spain for over 30 years, living in many New Kadampa Tradition Centres during that time. Mike engaged in long retreat with Venerable Geshe-la at Tharpaland International Retreat Centre from 1986 to 1989 and contributed to the editing of many of his books. Mike is known amongst his students for his approachability, deeply insightful and inspiring teachings, and his love for meditation and exploring the meaning of the teachings through discussion. The Centre is extremely fortunate to be able to benefit from Mike’s wealth of practical meditative experience.

 Contact to book

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