Often I read an announcement about an offering of an "empowerment" of
some sort. (Yep, I just read a couple of these.) Of course I
understand the dictionary definition of what that is, but often terms
have other meanings in buddhism. Is this the case for the term
"empowerment"? But also, what steps, activities, and/or commitments are
involved in an empowerment? If anyone here has gone through an
empowerment, what was it like? Did you feel different afterwards?
Immediately afterwards? Or later, which you could attribute to that
empowerment? Was it a dramatic change for you? Did you prepare for it
in any way? I understand that often it's difficult to put some
experiences into words-- words more clarifying than "it was great" or
"good" or "recommended"-- but hopefully someone could find words which
would distinguish this experience from, say, that of buying a new pair
of athletic shoes. Any voices of experience here care to share?
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