mr. gordo wrote:
Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of Red Tara at the Ewam Choden Center on October 23rd. Red Tara helps you to increase spiritual power. This event is open to everyone. The time is 1:00 p.m. The requested donation is $30. with offering dana to the Lama separate. Please arrive early to register, and be considerate of neighbors when parking.http://www.ewamchoden.org/?page_id=12
Interesting. I wonder if I am even "allowed" to do this... I took refuge with Lama Tsering and she gave us the homework to do 100,000 repetitions of Red Tara's Jetzun prayer. Afterward, I was asking her a few questions and one of those was when or how I could receive Red Tara empowerment. She said that when I do the 100,000 repetitions then I can contact her. I forgot the order of the next few questions, but I basically asked if I get the empowerment if that means that I have to do the Red Tara sadhana every single day or it is breaking samaya and she said yes. There was also some talk about the 100,000 prostrations and mandalas, etc. of ngondro. I'm not sure when that is supposed to come into play since I just decided to take it as it comes. I could take 50 years to say 100,000 repetitions of the jetzun prayer if I want... anyway, she didn't forbid
me from receiving Red Tara empowerment from anyone else. She might have if I asked, but I didn't.
"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron