The Yoga of Buddha Amitayus is a special method for increasing our lifespan, wisdom, and merit. On this weekend, during the empowerment, we can receive special blessings which heal our mental continuum. Empowerments are rare and precious events at KMC Plymouth.
Amitayus means immeasurable life span. When we open our heart to Buddha Amitayus’ guidance, he will help us increase our wisdom, our merit (our ability to fulfill our wishes), and, most importantly, he will help us protect our most precious possession — our life. Through his blessings, we increase our energy and lifespan with which to complete the spiritual path.

The greatest obstacles to the fulfillment of our wish to experience pure happiness are death and ignorance. Death destroys our opportunity to take the essence of our precious human life, and ignorance destroys our opportunity to develop a pure experience of Dharma. To overcome these obstacles, we need to increase our lifespan and our wisdom, and the principal method for doing this is the yoga of Buddha Amitayus, which is also a special method for increasing the positive power of our mind, or merit.

This special blessing empowerment is a ritual guided meditation where we are introduced to Buddha Amitayus and make a unique personal connection with him. We will also receive commentary on the meditation practice of relying on Buddha Amitayus.



Introduction – (7:00pm-8:30pm)


Empowerment – (11:00am-1:00pm)

Teaching – (3:00pm-4:30pm)


Retreat session 1 – (10:00am-11:00am)

Retreat session 2 – (11:45am -12:45pm)

Granting the empowerment is Gen Kelsang Tsangpa the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Plymouth. Gen Tsangpa has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 20 years. This event will take place in-person at KMC Plymouth from Friday the 2nd to Sunday the 4th of April. The course will also be available to watch online live and on replay for 5 days after the event. Please note the retreat sessions will ONLY be available live.

This is a great opportunity for anyone at any level of experience! beginner or advanced!