annointing“ – a form of consecration, often involving sprinkling, that transforms an heir apparent into a royal sovereign, or a novice into a monk or member of a religious order. In Tantra, abhisheka qualifies a person to initiate or consecrate others.
( Skt. / Tib. wang): Also known as "empowerment" in the vajrayana tradition. A ritual initiation into a mandala of a particular Buddhist practice, empowerment is conferred by a lineage teacher who is a recipient and practitioner of such transmissions. Thus, the student is empowered to perform the practice.