Buddhist Vocabulary

Buddhist Vocabulary

2020-12-02T22:08:12-08:00

Empowerment An initiation ritual that introduces one to a specific Vajrayana practice and allows them to engage in the practice. Sanskrit: abhiṣeka which means anoint or consecrate Tibetan: wang kur (dbang bskur) which means to confer initiation/empowerment. wang (dbang): power, force kur (bskur): send, give, bestow In an empowerment, the vajra master transmits the realization of a particular practice to the initiate. This is not a bestowing of something to the initiate that they do

Buddhist Vocabulary2020-12-02T22:08:12-08:00