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by Adamantine
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is lineage enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 1268

Re: Is lineage enough?

I've been following the dicussion about Nakpa International on another thread and the role of lineage. I, probably like most people here, would want to know that a teacher belongs to a bona fide lineage before seeking teachings from them. And I think this holds true for the major orthodox forms of ...
by Adamantine
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is lineage enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 1268

Re: Is lineage enough?

So my question is - in addition to lineage as a guarantor of a teacher's credentials and one's own observation of their behavior - should we require something more? A published code of conduct, an institutional constitution that ensures bad behavior is censured and prevented from continuing, other ...
by Adamantine
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4973

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

I know having met great teachers you really 'can't just believe they are only involved in murky politics "working with circumstances" but that they do have the wisdom eye to know who is who, easily at that. I love the former Penor Rinpoche, have taken teachings from him, etc. However, there is no w...
by Adamantine
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4973

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Yeah Sangye Khandro, Chagdud Khandro, Sarah Harding, I’m sure these are great examples too. I’ve only attended teachings with Chagdud Khandro of these three, and I really appreciated her capacity as a teacher. I should mention Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo too while we’re at it, as she’s a quite capable ...
by Adamantine
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4973

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Re: my last comment in this thread, someone pointed out via PM that I’d overlooked one brief mention of Ngak’chang Rinpoche in her extended bio. She does refer to him as one of her two root Lamas (the other being Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche, and I already shared the sentiments from one of his close Sang...
by Adamantine
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4973

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

3 Paragraphs lower on her extended biography page, you can see in the text that Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche also gave her authorization to teach. Actually I looked at the extended biography and see no place where it says Gangteng Tulku authorized her to teach, only a place where it mentions a name he g...
by Adamantine
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4973

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Hello Y'all, My name is Lobsang. I have been a personal student of Pema Khandro Rinpoche for many years (decade+) and just wanted to leave a few words here. The main questions here seem to be about ' who her teachers are '. These are good questions which I can see why you'd want the answers. RE: Wh...
by Adamantine
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4973

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Pema Khandro has students, that makes her a teacher by fiat. Sure. Nonetheless, claims have been made, and it is reasonable to ask for verification or confirmation. "Examine well the potential Guru," etc., right? Yeah, but if we subject all claims made to scrutiny, very few will really stand up. No...
by Adamantine
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 4973

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

She and her teachers were discussed on the previous incarnation of this board. I personally have met her and found her interesting as a person, but her formal credentials cannot even be called weak. Just came across this statement on an online event add and it sounds so confidently authoritative I ...
by Adamantine
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: November Nyingthig Yabzhi in Santa Fe
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: November Nyingthig Yabzhi in Santa Fe

Can you share details? Who is the Lama offering this?
by Adamantine
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 9198

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

oldbob wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:17 pm

The tablam is not for everyone and can easily lead to addiction.

That said.

Enjoy! - Very carefully.
This? https://www.heraldgoa.in/Goa/Goa-Social ... 92157.html
by Adamantine
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Falling sick from a practise?
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Falling sick from a practise?

Looking at the site link for Kailash Hause, in the about section, and under all the individual western people running the center or leading workshops, there is no reference to lineage. No reference to a Guru who gave the transmissions and guided any of these people. And the main founder Wilfried Pfe...
by Adamantine
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 9198

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

Well I only posted here re: the Cabezon book update, however since the thread is coming back to life I’ll cross reference from the WOMPT and sex thread this quote from Malcolm from some time ago: If you are a lay tantric practitioner you need to practice the yoga of passion, perceving yourself as a ...
by Adamantine
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 9198

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

This is the recently released text by Cabezon: https://www.amazon.com/Sexuality-Class ... +sexuality, reading it now.
by Adamantine
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17034

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

I found this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/beyondmeds.com/2018/07/09/comrade-in-madness/amp/ Seems like there were underlying issues, far beyond anything unfolding with SMR or Shambhala: “In 2012, seven years after my penultimate experiences in Cambodia, I experienced three “dissociations” that land...
by Adamantine
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17034

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:05 pm
A Shambhala person in Boulder immolated himself over this crisis. Hard to understand, very sad.
This sounds awful.

Link to the report, source?

Doesn’t seem like something that wouldn’t have any mention
on news or social media yet there’s no trace...
by Adamantine
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: claim about Fifth Dalai Lama
Replies: 76
Views: 10618

Re: claim about Fifth Dalai Lama

Yeah the correction doesn’t indicate what Malcom’s point
was: that in the context of a communication with a dharmapala
the specifics were more rhetorical than literal.
by Adamantine
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Media
Topic: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix
Replies: 63
Views: 3107

Re: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

For the sake of honesty, I should add that it took me nearly as long to recover from some of the inner dynamics of CTR's set up. The nature of the teachings received was not the same however. Yeah, well... At least CTR didn't try to poison a whole county... As a point of information, I believe Shee...
by Adamantine
Thu May 10, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lama Wangdu
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Lama Wangdu

This is more direct and a better way to check about scheduling:
https://lamawangdu.org/contact/
by Adamantine
Fri May 04, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana
Replies: 17
Views: 2173

Re: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana

From Namgay Dawa Rimpoche: Please Share The Following Announcement~ On the Tenth Day of the Fourth Tibetan Horse Month ~ Guru Rinpoche Day. Thursday May 24th 2018. The Tsebul / MaeChoe/ Cremation of the Kudung ( body) of Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu will take Place at our Retreat Center in Up State N...

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