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.
Chenrezig Buddha is the embodiment of the compassion of the enlightened mind. Migje Chenrezig is the aspect of Chenrezig who is known to “open the eyes” of sentient beings. This practice is designed to train one’s mind in making life beneficial for all sentient beings through the yoga of the Compassionate Buddha. Translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
11 Pages. 2009 Edition.