Needing Advice

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Aspiring.Monk
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Needing Advice

Postby Aspiring.Monk » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:28 pm

Hello All,

I am an American that aspires to be ordained in the Tibetan tradition and to spend my life and future lives benefiting all sentient beings. I know that some of you are thinking that I can do this without becoming a monk and you would be right. My response would be that I have thought of ordaining for several years and have come to the realization in the past year that ordination is where my life has been leading for some time now.

I am posting today to ask for advice on a qualified teacher to take refuge with and that can guide me to ordination. I have researched several teachers and have found that they are not quite right for me either due to controversial issues they are in the middle of or because I seek a traditional Tibetan monastic education and they did not quite provide that.

Any names that you put forward will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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Lobsang Chojor
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Re: Needing Advice

Postby Lobsang Chojor » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:43 am

Welcome, I'm also planning on becoming a monk :D

I've sent you a pm and I will be more detailed when I'm on my PC tomorrow morning.

Hopefully we can help each other through this

:namaste:
ༀ་ཨ་ར་པ་ཙ་ན་དྷཱི༔ Oṃ A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhīḥ

"Morality does not become pure unless darkness is dispelled by the light of wisdom"
    Aryasura, Paramitasamasa 6.5

Fortyeightvows
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Re: Needing Advice

Postby Fortyeightvows » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:03 am

You should visit city of ten thousand Buddha's..and also talk to fpmt.

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Re: Needing Advice

Postby Aspiring.Monk » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:24 am

Thank you both for the replies. I have started looking into FPMT and I like what I have found. Lama Zopa appears to be a great teacher and scholar.


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