Karma Jinpa wrote:
Just realized I've been posting in the TB forum for nearly a year now and never introduced myself here, so here goes...
I've been meditating since 2006, and met my first guru in 2007. Vajrayana was the first tradition I was exposed to, and I've stuck with it, but also have experience (and a teacher) in the Dharma Drum Mountain lineage of Chan (Zen).
I'm Rimé (non-sectarian, unbiased) in view and attitude; all authentic Dharma is good Dharma, and myriad sentient beings have various affinities and capacities. That said, I do identify as Ka-Nying, and have gurus in the following lineages: Palyul, Drikung, and Kamtsang. I'm also involved in the Namchö & Yangzab terma cycles of Dzogchen.
I'm currently contemplating the Four Thoughts intensively and have recently started the Karma Kagyu ngondro. My interests include poetics, symbolism, Prajnaparamita and Chöd Lüjin. My favorite author thus far is Shantideva, and I adore his Bodhisattvacaryavatara. Bokar Rinpoche is a close second.
It is my sincerest aspiration that my infant daughter grow up with the tools to attain Buddhahood in her lifetime. She is perhaps my greatest teacher, and hopefully will benefit from my practice, if no one else...
Forgot to mention that I'm an aspiring translator and Buddhist chaplain. Someday...
"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, it happens that a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme དྲིན་ཆེན་རྗེ་བཙུན་བླ་མ་རཱ་ག་ཨ་སྱ་མཁྱེན་ནོ།