pemachophel wrote:I've taken H.E. Ayang Rinpoche's phowa course in Bodhgaya and I was absolutely wonderful. However, I believe the sadhana you're referring to (there's both a long and short one) do require initiation and lung. For sure Rinpoche gave both at the course I was at. The sadhana does involve self-visualization as the deity (Chenrezing) for the dag-kye who then is supplicating Amitabha, the dun-kye. Regardless, I highly recommend H.E. Ayang's Rinpoche's phowa course wherever or whenever you get a chance to do it. I know I plan on doing it again, and it was clear that, at the course I attended, there were a number of students who had done the course several/many times. The blessings were amazing.
That sounds great pema. I hope to have the opportunity to meet Ayang Rinpoche one day.
I saw on the NY site for Ayang Rinpoche that they do a practice of his that doesn't require empowerment. I will check further.
Agree that empowerment is preferred, but I don't think doing the practice prior to getting empowerment is "verboten," in this case.
Which one is it on that page? I will email them to confirm if empowerment is required.