byamspa wrote:ngodrup wrote: --snip--
Likewise, Ngakpas, since they are not monks do not give monastic ordination, but can give bodhisattva vows.
We can? None of my teachers ever said this, then again, I never asked about it.
I would not feel comfortable that I'm qualified to do this.
Well technically anyone with Bodhisattva Vows can give them. It's true that the Tibetan tradition seems to have restricted this somewhat but that just means that they follow Atisha's or Asanga's respective traditions on this strictly.