This practice requires the student to have permission/empowerment received from a qualified master in order to engage in the self-generation of the deity. However, it is permitted to do this practice without such an empowerment as long as you do not generate yourself as the deity. Instead, you should generate the deity at the crown of your head or in front of you instead of self-generation.
This collection of two practices composed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, “Armor Protection Wheel,” and “Black Manjushri,” are intended to remove obstacles and offer protection from harm.
Both practices contained in this book require a highest yoga tantra initiation and the appropriate jenang for the practice, i.e. Vajrapani and/or Black Manjushri.
12 pages, 2015