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by Adamantine
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 915

Re: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.

Interesting that this Khenpo dresses in lay clothes. Generally the title Khenpo is reserved for gelongs: those holding the full set of monastic vows. Nowadays many Khenpos who have achieved the title while monks, who later give back their vows (or break them?) maintain the title due to people’s habi...
by Adamantine
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 26
Views: 2048

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Hi Johnny D, I’d also look into Tashi Choling in Ashland OR or Dorje Ling in Portland. They are both Dudjom tersar centers also. If you could receive the lung from Sangye Khandro, that would be fortunate... there would likely be other Lamas in residence or visiting from time to time. Worth contactin...
by Adamantine
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shambhala closes NYC center
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: Shambhala closes NYC center

According to Lionsroar.com, Shambhala is to close it's NYC center in Manhattan. Based at 22nd Street between 5th and 6th, the article states that they can no longer afford the $30k per month rent. Are we seeing the first tangible knock on effect of the recent scandal? Frankly, it is ridiculous and ...
by Adamantine
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the point of vajra songs?
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: What is the point of vajra songs?

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:34 am
A true vajra song is an expression of the sound of dharmata.
As in... Song of the Vajra...?
by Adamantine
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12297

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

:twothumbsup: all good, been working
by Adamantine
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12297

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

Aryjna wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:02 am
It's working now.
Hmmmn not for me. I rejoice for you !
by Adamantine
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12297

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

I’m getting a Service Unavailable message when trying to access the webcast site now. Anyone having the same issue or know a workaround?
by Adamantine
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12297

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

Sorry but Dilgo Khyentse passed away on the 20th of the 8th month according to the Tibetan calendar, which was Sept. 28 when he passed in 1991 and last Saturday, Sept. 29 this year. my new holiday got just ruined haha According to his Shechen Monastery the solar calendar date was September 27th: ht...
by Adamantine
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12297

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

I had the opportunity to address ChNNR’s passing to Garchen Rinpoche. He recommended the recitation of Amithaba mantra, fyi Well, he's recommending that to *his* students presumably. ChNN's own students and DC members should follow His advice, which is pretty unmistakable, not mysterious, and was r...
by Adamantine
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12297

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

Email received today: Wednesday, October 3, 10.00 am (9.00am UK time) at the Great Stupa of Merigar A brief ceremony will be held to say farewell to and honor Master Namkhai Norbu, the inspiration and founder of the Dzogchen Community, who left this earthly existence on 27 September 2018. A person ...
by Adamantine
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma protectors and samaya
Replies: 71
Views: 12067

Re: Dharma protectors and samaya

I'd say that regarding Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche: yes I've also learned from close disciples of his how fond he was of Traktung Rinpoche. So I'd assume all the rest of that account is factual. Now, :focus: Some lamas are really fond of disturbed people. You know, putting the phrase from the bod...
by Adamantine
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is lineage enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 3413

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: 3413

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: 104
Views: 7495

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: 104
Views: 7495

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: 104
Views: 7495

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: 104
Views: 7495

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: 104
Views: 7495

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: 104
Views: 7495

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: 104
Views: 7495

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 ...

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