The empowerment ritual is sometimes called the indispensable entrance door to Vajrayana Buddhism. It activates our natural right to an enlightened rule over our lives and spiritual practice.
Marcia Binder Schmidt has been an editor and publisher of books on Vajrayana Buddhism for over fifteen years. With her husband, author and translator Erik Pema Kungsang, she founded and currently runs Rangjung Yeshe Publications, an independent publisher of Buddhist texts in English.
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (1921-1996) was widely acknowledged as one of the great meditation masters of modern times.
This clearly comprehensible book - Empowerment - contains a wealth of instructions on all the key points of Buddhist training, particularly the path of liberation, Mahamudra and Dzogchen.
"People who harbor no ambition to become a great scholar, but who want to focus on truly realizing the ultimate point of Vajrayana training should study just a few of the writings of Tsele Natsok Rangdrol. In these, they will find the pith instructions that are the very heart of the Dharma."
— Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche