Green Tara Empowerment

DATE: Saturday, 11 November, 2023
TIME: 10 am – 5 pm
with Resident Teacher, Birgit Saunders

Registration is between 9.30am and 9.45am

Price: $60 or $30 unwaged




On this special day, we will receive the profound blessing empowerment of Buddha Green Tara, bestowing upon us loving-kindness and wisdom.

Green Tara is a female Buddha, a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. Arya Green Tara is our Holy Mother and she protects us from dangers and all obstacles and helps us to fulfil our wishes very quickly. If we rely on her, she guides, inspires and encourages us in our learning and personal development.

Birgit, Resident Teacher of Amitabha Centre, will grant the empowerment of Buddha Green Tara and give teachings on how to rely on Mother Tara and how to request her help.

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.

The empowerment and teachings are open to everyone from complete beginners to those with previous experience.


Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre
174 Albert Street, Palmerston North
Phone: 06 355-3524

Resident Teacher, Birgit Saunders

Birgit Saunders, Resident Teacher of Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Birgit has been a student of Kadampa Buddhism since arriving in New Zealand over twelve years ago. She began teaching with Kadampa Meditation Centre in Wellington where she was also Admin Director (AD) for three years.

Since moving to Palmerston North in 2016 she worked closely with Gen Kelsang Demo as the Education Programme Co-ordinator (EPC) for the Centre and teaching classes in Dannevirke, Feilding, at the Cancer Society and Massey University, while also working at the Cancer Society.

Birgit was appointed Resident Teacher of Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre at the beginning of 2020, and brings sincerity, bubbly enthusiasm and kindness to her teaching. She is always looking for ways to make Dharma practical, relevant and meaningful so that students are able to see how to use Dharma and meditation to make positive changes in their lives.