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Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, wisdom and good fortune.
At the beginning of the new year, many Kadampa centers offer pujas, retreats, teachings and empowerments of Buddha Amitayus.
'Amitayus' means 'Infinite Life' and signifies that by relying on this holy being we will not only overcome the dangers of untimely death in this life, but eventually through Tantric practice attain the pure illusory body - a vajra body that is permanently free from ageing, sickness and death.
By engaging in the practice of Buddha Amitayus we also accumulate profound wisdom and extensive merit.