Mahamudra version of Namkhai Norbu

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Mahamudra version of Namkhai Norbu

Post by CedarTree » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:32 am

I posted a few days ago in the General Tibetan area and I started to see the same name being referenced by various people.

I.e. Namkhai Norbu

This is obviously someone most everyone respects and thinks is a good teacher of Dzogchen.

Since I come from a Theravada (Thai Forest) and Soto Zen (Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery) I have had the privilege of reading great writers and thinkers like Bhikkhu Ṭhanissaro - Ajaan Geoff, Shohaku Okumura Roshi, etc.

Who would be the Mahamudra teacher and or writer that everyone respects at that level?

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Re: Mahamudra version of Namkhai Norbu

Post by Virgo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:45 am

CedarTree wrote: Who would be the Mahamudra teacher and or writer that everyone respects at that level?
There are a lot of great Mahamudra teachers. For example, Thrangu Rinpoche.

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Re: Mahamudra version of Namkhai Norbu

Post by Punya » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:26 am

Although not particularly well known, you might want to check out the writings of Traleg Rinpoche too.
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Lying in the forests of the Malaya mountains
Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
So you come to resemble who whomever you follow.

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Re: Mahamudra version of Namkhai Norbu

Post by MiphamFan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:51 am

Garchen Rinpoche is probably the main Mahamudra teacher who teaches widely on webcasts as does Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.

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Re: Mahamudra version of Namkhai Norbu

Post by CedarTree » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:13 pm

These are some awesome suggestions :)

Can I ask for those of you that choose Mahamudra over Dzogchen what were the contributing reasons?

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Re: Mahamudra version of Namkhai Norbu

Post by conebeckham » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:46 pm

CedarTree wrote:These are some awesome suggestions :)

Can I ask for those of you that choose Mahamudra over Dzogchen what were the contributing reasons?
Karmic connection is the answer to your question.

I am pretty certain most people don't make a conscious decision to choose one over the other; at least until recently, it was all about what teacher you found yourself connected to....

Some teachers also teach from both traditions--Tulku Urgyen's descendants are all examples of this, to varying degrees. I recommend Yongay Mingyur Rinpoche as an example of a Mahamudra teacher, trained at Palpung Sherab Ling, holder of the Kamtsang lineages, who also holds and teaches his father's lineage, Chogling Tersar, as well as some instruction from Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche's lineage.

Thrangu Rinpoche is senior-most Mahamudra teacher in the Kamtsang, and is one of my teachers (as is Mingyur Rinpoche). Tai Situ Rinpoche also teaches Mahamudra and maintains an annual course in India for students. Bokar Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche also teaches a graduated Mahamudra course in India and, sometimes, in the USA.
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Re: Mahamudra version of Namkhai Norbu

Post by heart » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:44 pm

CedarTree wrote:I posted a few days ago in the General Tibetan area and I started to see the same name being referenced by various people.

I.e. Namkhai Norbu

This is obviously someone most everyone respects and thinks is a good teacher of Dzogchen.

Since I come from a Theravada (Thai Forest) and Soto Zen (Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery) I have had the privilege of reading great writers and thinkers like Bhikkhu Ṭhanissaro - Ajaan Geoff, Shohaku Okumura Roshi, etc.

Who would be the Mahamudra teacher and or writer that everyone respects at that level?
All of Tulku Urgyen's sons teach both Mahamudra and Dzogchen.

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Re: Mahamudra version of Namkhai Norbu

Post by justsit » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:58 pm

A few others, US based, that teach both Mahamudra and Dzogchen - Ponlop Rinpoche , Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche

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Re: Mahamudra version of Namkhai Norbu

Post by Virgo » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:59 pm

Your possibilities are endless.

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Re: Mahamudra version of Namkhai Norbu

Post by jkarlins » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:14 am

Good to attend sangha in person, if possible. Usually it's possible, at least once in a while.

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