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by sunandmoon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Re: Searching for a Teacher

Well, it seems like things are drying up on this thread. This being the case, just want to thank everyone who's contributed - doesn't matter so much if you gave me a name or not - even the alternative views I found helpful to clarify my own. All of the replies have been extremely civil and helpful. ...
by sunandmoon
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Re: Searching for a Teacher

I'd like to just add to what others have said and ask a question which seems to be underpinning a lot of the comments which seem to take issue with my "preferences:" What should one look for in a teacher? Is it a "preference" that someone's teacher be "enlightened" or "have sharp wisdom" and "helps ...
by sunandmoon
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Re: Searching for a Teacher

There’s a lot of good suggestions here. Also a lot of discussion by the OP about what kind of lama he/she *wants*. To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, sometimes good fortune consists not of getting what you want but getting what you need, and having the good sense to realize that this is what you would...
by sunandmoon
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Re: Searching for a Teacher

There are lots of very well trained teachers that are not famouse and have great capacity of guiding people in practice both in india/nepal and in the west. This is not a romantic idea, nor you have to some sort of supermagical good karma to met one. Its the same process as any other kind of teache...
by sunandmoon
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Re: Searching for a Teacher

i heard an advice from one Rinpoche to wholeheartedly pray to Buddha Shakyamuni or Guru Rinpoche to find a qualified teacher. it worked for me. Hahaha. Yes, thank you for reminding me of this - I've not really been doing much of this. But also part of me doesn't like this "wholeheartedly" thing - I...
by sunandmoon
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Re: Searching for a Teacher

Most people are not really ready for "crazy wisdom" style teaching. A crazy wisdom teacher whom you approach in the belief that he'll do sex, drugs and rock'n roll with you might actually give you the prajnaparamita to learn by heart before doing anything else. Or have you do anything unbearably bo...
by sunandmoon
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Re: Searching for a Teacher

Why do you assume that anyone would want or need a 'wild lama'? I wasted years with a wild lama. Thank the Buddhas for stable, strong, and compassionate Lamas like ChNN or Mingyur Rinpoche. Maybe one living in the wild without all the fans. It's an attractive notion, but what am I going to do for t...
by sunandmoon
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Re: Searching for a Teacher

Let the crap-shoot begin! Dzongsar and Mingyur are completely completely completely different men. And Aro is at a 90 degree angle from either one of them. You need to get clearer on what you want. Perhaps I'm extremely ignorant, but I don't see significant differences between these people. The sim...
by sunandmoon
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Re: Searching for a Teacher

Mingyur Rinpoche is highly recommended and his programs for distance learning to get started out are fantastic. Yes, I think he's fantastic. The only thing that holds me back a little bit is the whole rock star guru thing. Not that it's gone to his head - I've had the honor of meeting him and his r...
by sunandmoon
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Re: Searching for a Teacher

There is a lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in Thailand that comes from Norlha Hutuktu, brought there by some Chinese monks back in the 30s or 40s. The writer John Blofeld, who lived in Thailand, was on close terms with the then abbot. I think this is an associated Facebook page: https://www.facebook.co...
by sunandmoon
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Re: Searching for a Teacher

Crazywisdom wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:35 pm
Go to Nepal
And from there? What about Sikkhim, Bhutan, Ladakh?
by sunandmoon
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 53
Views: 4173

Searching for a Teacher

Hey folks, I've been looking for a Vajryana teacher for nearly two years now. Personally, I've been practicing fairly intensively for 10 years. First 3 years was in Zen. Then was in Theravada for about 5 years. A few years back, I felt drawn towards Tantra - the inclusiveness and wildness of it. I'v...

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