Simon E. wrote:To whom did you feel connected..did it include the teacher/lineage from whom you recieved the empowerment ?
I think the connection is to an all-embracing sense of compassion, which I believe Tara embodies? It's been coming and going a bit, but the connection is still present. I've been chanting "om tare tuttare ture svaha".
I should have explained that I've been in the Theravada tradition for quite a long time, so the challenge is to incorporate this experience into my current practice, which is mindfulness combined with tranquillity and insight.