Where to go in San Francisco for "Pointing Out" instr?

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catlady2112
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Where to go in San Francisco for "Pointing Out" instr?

Postby catlady2112 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:15 am

I have been studying and practicing Thrangu Rinpoche's mahamudra teachings for several years on my own and I would like to receive a pointing out instruction somewhere locally in the bay area by a qualified teacher. I don't know what center offers these teachings/transmission locally. Any suggestions?
Thanks!

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Re: Where to go in San Francisco for "Pointing Out" instr?

Postby ngodrup » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:58 am

There are SO many Kagyu and Nyingma Lamas here in the SFBA!
I'm inclined to say "anywhere" in answer to your question.
Generally, though, this will require a relationship of mutual trust.

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Re: Where to go in San Francisco for "Pointing Out" instr?

Postby Jinzang » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:30 pm

In my experience, you don't ask for pointing out instructions, your teacher decides you are ready for them and gives them to you. I can't say that's the unversal rule, however, it's just my experience.
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Re: Where to go in San Francisco for "Pointing Out" instr?

Postby Silent Bob » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:26 pm

"All the sublime teachings, so profound--to throw away one and then grab yet another will not bear even a single fruit. Persevere, therefore, in simply one."
--Dudjom Rinpoche, "Nectar for the Hearts of Fortunate Disciples. Song No. 8"

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Re: Where to go in San Francisco for "Pointing Out" instr?

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Re: Where to go in San Francisco for "Pointing Out" instr?

Postby cataractmoon » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:16 am

Catlady,

Your best bet is to locate a time when Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche from KTD Woodstock will be in the San Francisco area or in California for his current teachings on Khenpo Gangshar's Mahumudra. Here is the KTD link to centers in California:

I received the lung and tri when he visited KTC Wichita. If you wish to have an interview with him, I would wait until have he gives the reading transmission, particularly during the pointing-out instruction. You then can speak to him about what you experienced, if anything. He may give you some tips on how to practice the teaching.

Best of luck to you!

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