Tulku Dawa Gyalpo Rinpoche (http://www.palyultoronto.org/Tulku%20dawa.html) will bestow the White Umbrella (http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Sitatapatra) (Dukkar) empowerment during this session. Empowerment (http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Empowerment) is a ritual that is prerequisite for tantric Buddhist training; an initiation that transmits, or awakens the esoteric wisdom in the mind of the disciple. A rare opportunity to receive this empowerment, attendance is urged for those who are practicing or are considering engaging in Tantrayana (http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Tantrayana) practices. The White Umbrella practice is especially powerful for averting obstacles. (Click on the above names in bold for more information.) We request a $20 offering to defray Rinpoche's travel and expenses. PCD-DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.