Attending a Dharshan, we receive the transmission of love and Monadic, Soul-filled blessings of Buddha Maitreya, the Christ and through his healing energy awakening the Soul and his teachings that help us better understand what the Soul is - we are drawn into more alignment to the Law of Love and right relationship with God.
The Focus of a Dharshan is to change our nature from a more lower nature/personality oriented way of life to a more ‘Buddha Nature’ or spiritual way of life - one that is less self-centered and more selfless, a path of lifetimes.
Who is Buddha Maitreya?
He is the American born incarnation of Buddha Maitreya and reincarnation of Christ, born in Oregon in 1951. He teaches meditation and educates about world possibilities in every field. We recommend working with the Shambhala Tools & music and explore the resources available here to see if attending a Dharshan is right for you. The website buddhamaitreya.org shares more about His Holiness and his activities to date and has a great selection of videos, many taken from previous Dharshans. It's easy to learn more!
Buddha Maitreya's teachings are very different to New Age workshops or courses. He mainly teaches about the truth behind glamour and explains how separation between men and women creates sub cultures of glamour (lower nature) and greed deluding the senses and altering the evolution of humanity. This counteracts the ability to see and experience God in daily life through greater harmlessness and the Soulful expression of the Seven Rays - our virtue. The actual love and attraction of the opposite sex is our evolution and true Soul's awakening, by evolving the nature of Adam and Eve or God the Avatar like Vishnu and Lakshmi, Shiva and Parvati or Brahma and Saraswati - the expressions of the Monad.
The Dharshan Experience
Attending a dharshan is a most incredible opportunity to receive from Buddha Maitreya on all levels. Each day of the dharshan is spontaneously unique. Dharshans are to do with the combination of the first two initiations - the process of becoming spiritual, and the pitfalls people can fall into in that process. They focus on the best way to develop spirituality; what Buddha is and what Buddha Nature is; and the purpose of Soul Therapy and the Buddha Maitreya Shambhala Healing Tools and how they safely align the first two initiations.
Being in the Presence of His Holiness will connect you to the merit of your past lives, facilitate personal and planetary healing and further your ability to achieve your Soul's purpose in this and future lives.
Buddha Maitreya will often focus on the tools and the use of the tools and questions people have focused around that. They focus on the use of his Invocation Blessings Meditation Music and meditation as an alignment, attuning to different geometric forms during meditation, and the healing benefits that come from that. Buddha Maitreya also teaches that the tools and geometric forms are based on the esoteric principles of the 7 Rays of God and the vibrational healing that comes from the Soul, like coming into contact with Christ.
Attending a dharshan with Buddha Maitreya is not about learning scientific techniques. In fact, Buddha Maitreya teaches the opposite of that in the sense that these dharshans are not trainings on how to use the tools, but are to do with how they work and the difference between healing and treating a person for illness. Its a matter of how you choose to treat a person vibrationally and soulfully. Understanding the Science of God, which is how to come in contact with God's blessings.
Attending a Dharshan changes you through receiving transmission from Buddha Maitreya - radiating blessings that uplift your world to a more orderly, sacred, loving one, like a prayer. Through His Holiness Buddha Maitreya's gift of the Sacred Science of Metatronics, those prayers are amplified to reach the world through the Buddha Maitreya Shambhala Healing Tools. Buddha Maitreya explains, how each life is a gift and we need to evolve as much virtue and good health as we can, so that in our future lives, we will be born with healthier bodies free from Bad Karma and free to radiate and serve others without limitations. The future is based on what seeds we plant now and our future lives will be the quality of the harvest. Each Human being has the great ability to be a radiating force of goodwill that helps all sentient being to change and heal past karma.
Attending an International Pilgrimage Dharshan, involves pilgrimage to some of the most sacred sites on the planet and elevates the spiritual energy of the participant in many ways.
Preparation for a Dharshan is essential to gaining the greatest benefit from attending the Dharshan, receiving the blessings of this holy event and the highest level of transmission. In particular, His Holiness recommends that all students who attend the Dharshan do the following to prepare:
Meditate and work with the Buddha Maitreya Shambhala Healing Tools and Music as much as you can. His Holiness has developed these tools, the Meditation Pyramids and Soul Therapy
® to restore our physical and subtle bodies, our Etheric field. Videos of previous Dharshans are also available to purchase to help with the process of preparing to attend a Dharshan. This website contains the latest audio and video teachings that will also enhance your receptivity and facilitate a process of self-healing in and of themselves.
Familiarize yourself with "Tapestry of the Gods" Volume I and II. These volumes are important preparatory reading in order to better understand the Seven Rays of God, the Science of the Soul which His Holiness teaches about during Dharshans.
Experience Soul Therapy
® on at least 2 occasions. Soul Therapy connects that person's personality to their Monastic Soul Expression that is initiated energetically and the therapy of the Soul begins. Soul Therapy prepares humanity for the future reality of complete planetary redemption and transformation, based on the awakening of the Soul. Attending a Dharshan is a further stage in the awakening process.
Use of Bach Flower Remedies as well as California Flower Essences is recommended.
The Dharshan Offering
100% of all Dharshan offerings go to support our worldwide charitable activities including furthering the development of the Monastery and supporting the practical and spiritual needs of many both locally and in monasteries in Tibet, India and Nepal. It also supports the running of free clinics and treatment centers in Nepal. Please contact us for more details or check back regularly for updates. Please note that an additional 3% processing fee applies to credit card payments. Thank you for your kind and beneficial support!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Attending a Buddha Maitreya Dharshan
Do I need to believe or do anything to attend?
The main thing is that attending a Dharshan is not about following a "master" or joining a religion or group. As Buddha Maitreya teaches he sheds understanding on how historically humanity as a whole has been influenced by psychic illusion and glamour; how the expression of hate and separation creates wars, planetary pollution through waste and greed, autism in children and a long list of social imbalances. He talks about the Seven Rays and the Monad (the Mind of God) - helping to awaken that light within ourselves; the ability to see things more like God sees them and make choices that are in greater alignment with that understanding. If you would like to apply to attend, there is an informal & friendly application process where you have the opportunity to talk with experienced Sangha members. We answer any questions so as to make sure you know what to expect. In addition to using the Shambhala Healing Tools, Buddha Maitreya asks that you experience Buddha Maitreya Soul Therapy before attending a Dharshan which is a one-hour private meditation inside the Buddha Maitreya Soul Therapy Pyramid - a great way to prepare!
What actually happens at a Dharshan?
USA Dharshans are held at the Buddha Maitreya Shambhala Monastery in Lake County, California. They are one or two-day events normally held over a weekend. There are also a limited number of Dharshan spaces to attend in person or you can attend online via video conference. Dharshans are not workshops or about learning techniques or specific practices, it is the opportunity to listen to the incarnated Buddha Maitreya and attune and awaken the buddha nature within yourself. You are not expected to do anything but relax, enjoy and receive; simply being in the presence of His Holiness during the Dharshan changes you and evolves you, bringing greater understanding of life and how to be more Soulful.
Does it cost anything to Attend?
Yes, there is a donation required, which for one day Dharshans is a $500 offering plus an amount to cover meals and the expenses of the Dharshan itself (for those attending in person). We are a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization which means that Dharshan offerings are a donation and 100% tax deductible where applicable. Each student also covers their own travel & lodging expense. Issues with the financial cost of a Dharshan usually come up when people have not yet gotten to know the nature of Buddha Maitreya's charitable work and focus, which has spanned the world since 1994 and continues to the present day. The focus of most fund-raising efforts during 2012 will be on furthering the completion of the Maitreya Monastery which of course Dharshan students get to experience first-hand!
If you would like to attend or are considering attending a Dharshan, please contact one us by phone 1-877-444-7685 or email
. For anyone wishing to attend a Dharshan for the first time, please call to arrange a phone appointment with a Monk or Nun so that we can answer any questions that you might have and talk through the process of preparing for a Dharshan.
By attending a Dharshan, you are making a commitment to change and evolve your ability to care for others and yourself, a similar commitment of service that is made by a Monk or a Nun - to transform personal and material desires and expectations and allow receptivity to the Holy Spirit and spontaneously receive the blessing that this brings, without expectation or obligation towards meeting an individual, but rather ones' own Buddha Nature and the responsibilities that go with it.
"When I sit in a Dharshan, I feel that I am surrounded with my loved ones, my friends. The feeling stays with me long after the weekend, and nourishes me, helping me to stay positive and productive. We live in such unpredictable times, with so much fear and upset in the world, but I can honestly say that Buddha Maitreya is the antidote to this. When I listen to His understandings and solutions, I am filled with a deeper understanding myself. He offers help on so many levels, from healthy living now to the most hope filled vision of our future and how it can be. If you have the opportunity to attend a Dharshan, you should."
Deborah S. from Cottonwood, AZ
"One thing is clear... after attending my first one and hearing all of what Buddha Maitreya talked about, I came back from that weekend Dharshan and was thinking very differently, but it made more common sense how I was thinking. Everything Buddha Maitreya talked about really made perfect commonsense... Attending a Dharshan empowers you to free yourself and to be able to respond in the moment in life with the best decisions for all, not just yourself. Buddha Maitreya is not trying to be your "guru" or your "master", he simply shines light on truth and delivers that to us in the form of teachings which help us to understand it so we can incorporate it into our life. and save ourselves."
Justin V. from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
"My experience with atte
nding a Dharshan has been a miraculous one. You can feel this amazing energy being with His Holiness Buddha Maitreya. He’s like a best friend and so pure and so truthful. You sense his evolvement and how much he is helping people in the world. I have always believed that everybody has an effect on the whole world and I can’t tell you how blessed I feel, that we all are, to have Buddha Maitreya on the planet. He is love, he is light, and his vibration is extremely healing. What I write cannot even touch the surface of the revitalizing energy you feel when you attend a Dharshan. It’s uplifting, empowering and grounding. My life has not been the same ever since my first Dharshan. Things that used to bother me in the past don’t nearly bother me, as much, anymore. And even when they do it goes away so fast, it’s a miracle. I find it so much easier to be present, in the moment, and see things for what they really are. It is easier for me to acknowledge when I don’t know something and I don’t feel that I need to know things that I felt that I needed to know before. I have evolved so much this last year being with His Holiness Buddha Maitreya and it happened much faster than it could of if I didn’t have the opportunity to be in his presence. He is very down to earth and exactly what you would imagine God to be like. My gratitude is infinite and the miracles that have happened in my life are incredible. I have broken bad habits and my sense of security and protection is mountain high. All of my relationships have improved and the people I see are so loving and caring. I would love for everybody, in the whole world, to attend a Dharshan with Buddha Maitreya. Things on this planet would evolve so much faster than they already are. I believe the reason we all are here is to evolve, grow, learn, unlearn and enjoy life and do everything we can to make this world a better place. Much love and gratitude.
Nicole V. from Cornville, Arizona
“When you go to a Dharshan
it is the most peace and fellowship - like joy on another level – it’s probably the most comforting feeling that I can express. Dharshan is more than just coming home as I’ve never been in a home that feels like that. More like a safe beautiful loving compassionate peaceful place where you’re allowed to let everything go of yourself and when you go home, you don’t have to pick it back up again.”
Sue S. from Phoenix, AZ
"Attending Dharshan is a blessing that asks you to wake up your own soul and your own work. Attending Dharshan is being willing to put your nose to the grindstone for Peace on Earth knowing you have the grace and the support of God on Earth with you. Always."
Melanie U. from Sedona, AZ
Upcoming Dharshans & Meditations with Buddha Maitreya the Christ
Attending a Dharshan with Buddha Maitreya the Christ
Attending a Dharshan with Buddha Maitreya the Christ, is a profoundly spiritual and transformative experience. An opportunity receive the transmission of Buddha Maitreya's Monadic, Soul-filled blessings - experiencing first hand Buddha Maitreya's work of Personal and Planetary healing. Please click on the links above to learn more; explore Buddha Maitreya the Christ TV on Vimeo
as well as attend the OM meditations (upcoming events listed below) as a wonderful way to experience the teachings of the incarnated Christ.Buddha Maitreya the Christ's OM Meditations for Personal and Planetary Healing
The Meditations are wonderful opportunities to meditate using the OM/Aum with Buddha Maitreya the Christ, presented from the central pyramid of Shambhala with the opportunity to join live from anywhere around the World.
"Meditation is really one of the key things that is involved in the process of God. God himself, God the Creator, God the Omniscient reality that manifested everything into our creation did this through meditation - did it through the mind. Just like you have a mind, we are all co-created in the likeness of God. So our potential is beyond anybody's wildest imagination and I am going to do everything in this life and all future lives in order to stimulate that manifestation into co-creation and allow this Earth to come under the Law of Love"Buddha Maitreya the Christ - OM Meditation Teaching February 2nd, 2014.
100% of all Dharshan offerings go to support our
worldwide charitable activities
including furthering the development of the Monastery and supporting the practical and spiritual needs of many both locally and in monasteries in Tibet, India and Nepal. It also supports the running of free clinics and treatment centers in Nepal. Please contact us for more details or check back regularly for updates.
Dharshans on DVD & Bluray
The June 2011 Dharshan at the Buddha Maitreya Monastery in Lake County is now available on DVD & Bluray as well as in audio formats for Dharshan Students. Please contact us on 1-877-444-SOUL (7685) for more information.
to watch a video extract from this Dharshan.