Definitions for "Empowerment"
Keywords:  wang, tib, mandala, blessing, ritual
Tib.Wang] A Ceremony which introduces the practitioner to the powerfield of a certain Buddha aspect. It may be given as a blessing or at the start of a practice. One also needs a Lung, a reading of the text, and a Thri, the instructions on how to use it. The effectiveness of these methods in developing one's awareness cannot be overestimated.
A ritual in which a master invokes the enlightened presence of a deity or bodhisattva to bless the open, devoted mind of a disciple. The disciple thereby receives the authority, blessing transmission, and empowerment to cultivate the meditation of that deity.( Back to the top)
(Tib.: wang kur): a formal and often complex initiation into a specific practice of deity yoga, using a mandala, and lasting from 1 to 3 days.
The act of gaining power (such as the power to make decisions, to question, to communicate, or to act) that often belongs only to a “higher” group; or of helping other people who are not in the “higher” group to get this power.
Giving or delegating power or authority to, giving ability to: enabling or permitting.
The assumption of responsibility and control by the individual over his or her life. Also, the giving of power to a person, place, or thing.
the process of displacing decisionmaking downwards to the workforce, or lower levels of management, to enable them to use their skills more effectively and flexibly. The emphasis is often on better engagement with customers.
The process of communities equipping themselves with the knowledge, skills and resources they need in order to change and improve the quality of their own lives and their community. Empowerment may come from within or it may be facilitated and supported through external agencies.
Any action of a person, group or team that enables participants to develop their independence and accountability, for themselves and for their environment.
n]: What Bossholes get when Bossholites and Bleater Bosshos remain silent about Bosshole abuses
Keywords:  aung, suu, kyi, peaceful, tolerant
The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all. Aung San Suu Kyi
See Self-Empowerment
a multifaceted concept, which involves the ability to earn respect and dignity. The ability to be self-determined is central to empowerment.
Increasing the capacity of individuals, communities or institutions to become more self-reliant.
The concept of encouraging and authorizing workers to take the initiative to improve operations, reduce costs, and improve product quality and customer service.
The process of encouraging students, parents, and teach- ers to believe in their own capabilities and to assist them in turning that belief into action.
Empowerment is a public sculpture in the centre of the city of Lincoln in England.
giving individuals an organization autonomy.
The process by which an individual becomes enabled to make changes in his/her life.
the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
The ability to exercise influence and control over the services one's child receives.
The process of helping individuals to increase their influence on the factors that govern their lives.
Position of being able to process a situation rather than being processed by the situation
Keywords:  choices, ability, act, own, right
having the right to make one's own choices and of having the ability to act on them.
Keywords:  initiation, see
See initiation.