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Hello I am Sonam

Post by SonamGyatso » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:20 am

I probably should have made an introduction post first, but my first post was in regard to a practice i'm involved with.

My Dharma name, which has been given to me by my Lama, is Sonam Gyatso. I grew up Catholic, and denied conventional science until the peak of my adolescence. For maybe seven years after that I was an "anti-theist," believing scientific understanding is the only way to know truths.

Eventually I moved to Washington state and had a groovey experience with the Dharma. I joined up with a Nyingma Sangha of the lineage of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche and received my first empowerment a year later (2018). Now i'm posting on this site.

I am sometimes arrogant in my skepticism, but I do not want to abandon it entirely as I approach the Vajrayana. Still, my cautious nature seems almost strenuous, and I think sometimes it is not what my Lama wants for me.

Anyway, I will probably use this site mostly to pose questions I have, but hopefully -- once I am more knowlegeable, I can contribute to conversation.

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Post by Drenpa » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:19 pm

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!!!

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Post by Punya » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:22 pm

Hello and welcome Sonam. :hi:
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Re: Hello I am Sonam

Post by DNS » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:55 am

Welcome to DW!

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Re: Hello I am Sonam

Post by Dorje Shedrub » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:14 pm

Homage to the Precious Dzogchen Master
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Post by weitsicht » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:16 pm

Arrogant skepticism? I'm curious to se that in practise!

You think there's something specific your lama wants for you? -let's see what that's gonna be like

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Post by Grigoris » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:02 am

Hold onto that scepticism, you are going to need it if you ever want to understand.
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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Post by Admin_PC » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:40 pm

Welcome to DharmaWheel!

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