The Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus: There is nothing more precious to us than our life. We usually regard material possessions as very important, and put much effort into acquiring them, but in reality our human life is our most important possession.
With this human life, we have the opportunity to experience pure happiness if we wish. Unless we have wisdom we don’t know how to grasp this opportunity to make the most of it, and our death will cut short our efforts to follow the path to pure happiness.
We therefore need a method to increase our life-span, our wisdom and our merit. Receiving the blessing empowerment of Buddha Amitayus and so receiving help to practice the yoga and sadhana of Buddha Amitayus, will help us to increase all three.
What is an Empowerment: An Empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we make a special, heart-felt connection with a particular Buddha and receive their inspiration. The enlightened mind is said to be like a boundless deep ocean, every drop of which has the power to bring inner peace to living beings. Receiving an Empowerment is a means of connecting with this expansive potential inside our own mind, giving us the energy and wisdom to begin to realise our own Buddha nature.