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Ngakpa/Ngakma Teachers?

Post by ampina08 » Sun May 29, 2016 11:52 pm

I'm very interested in the Ngakpa tradition of Buddhism (Ordained Sangha that are not Monastic and not Lay). It seems that the Nyingma put more emphasis on this group than other schools like Kagyu or Gelug. Does anyone know of legitimate Ngakpa or Ngakma teachers in the US?

*Also posting this in Dharma in Everyday Life*

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Post by Iconodule » Mon May 30, 2016 12:51 am

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche was a Nyingma Ngakpa who established a bunch of centers in the US. I'm not sure how many of the present teachers are Ngakpa but it's one place to look.
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Post by ngodrup » Tue May 31, 2016 5:30 pm

You could reasonably bet that nearly any of the main
centers focusing on the Dudjom Tersar lineage
would have ngapas in their midst, especially
among the senior disciples and lamas. Look
for those places where the full lineage transmission
is being practiced.

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Post by crazy-man » Tue May 31, 2016 5:31 pm

Ngakpa Lopon Konchok Wangdu (Dr. Michael Essex)
Drikung Kyobpa Choling 1600 Sheridan Place Escondido CA 92027
http://tibetanmeditationcenter.com/

Pema Khandro
Ngakpa International, Email: Info@Ngakpa.org, Phone: 1.888.826.8729, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1491, Los Gatos, CA 95033
http://ngakpa.org/

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http://arobuddhism.org/community/contact.html

Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
Vajrayana Foundation, 2013 Eureka Canyon Rd., Watsonville,CA 95076
http://www.vajrayana.org/

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Post by smcj » Tue May 31, 2016 5:52 pm

crazy-man wrote: Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
Vajrayana Foundation, 2013 Eureka Canyon Rd., Watsonville,CA 95076
http://www.vajrayana.org/
That list must be somewhat old. Lama Tharchin passed away a while ago.
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Post by Thomas Amundsen » Tue May 31, 2016 7:43 pm

In Los Angeles, we have Loppon Ed Heckerman at Yeshe Nyingpo and Khenpo Sonam at L'hundrup Choling.

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Post by tingdzin » Tue May 31, 2016 8:08 pm

The OP asked for "legitimate" ngakpa teachers. Some on crazy man's list are -- at least -- very controversial. One should examine everyone's qualifications and character carefully before getting involved with them based on their patter or their charisma.

Ngodrup's advice seems sound.

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Post by dzogchungpa » Tue May 31, 2016 8:18 pm

tingdzin wrote:Some on crazy man's list are -- at least -- very controversial.
I think anyone with a handle like 'crazy-man' can be trusted unconditionally. :smile:
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Post by Quay » Tue May 31, 2016 9:32 pm

smcj wrote:
crazy-man wrote: Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
Vajrayana Foundation, 2013 Eureka Canyon Rd., Watsonville,CA 95076
http://www.vajrayana.org/
That list must be somewhat old. Lama Tharchin passed away a while ago.
Indeed so. Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's parinirvana was in July of 2013.

Nevertheless, Vajrayana Foundation & its center Pema Osel Ling is still very much there and going well. Many visiting Lamas giving teachings and others taking terms of residence for teachings, empowerments, and to support the ngondro program.

There are also many other Lamas in the greater San Francisco Bay Area who are Ngkakpas.
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Post by Grigoris » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:43 pm

Just find yourself a Throma Nagmo empowerment (with all the optional extras) and you'll be set! :smile:

If you were in Europe I would invite you to the one I am hosting in July with Loppon Ogyan Tanzin, unfortunately for you, you are in the U$A.
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Post by Malcolm » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:49 pm

Sherab Dorje wrote:Just find yourself a Throma Nagmo empowerment (with all the optional extras) and you'll be set! :smile:

If you were in Europe I would invite you to the one I am hosting in July with Loppon Ogyan Tanzin, unfortunately for you, you are in the U$A.

Pema Dorje will be giving Troma this summer in a couple of places.
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Post by Grigoris » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:58 pm

Malcolm wrote:Pema Dorje will be giving Troma this summer in a couple of places.
:twothumbsup: Well then, our friend ampina08 is set!
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Post by dzogchungpa » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:52 pm

LPD's schedule is here: http://www.sangchenpemachholing.org/

There will also be a Troma empowerment at POL this summer:
http://www.vajrayana.org/summer-retreat ... -rinpoche/
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Post by Malcolm » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:45 am

OG Ngakpa

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Post by dzogchungpa » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:20 pm

Malcolm wrote:OG Ngakpa

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OG = Original Guru?

:shrug:

Anyway, I just noticed that Gyepa Rinpoche will also be giving Troma empowerment and teachings in Oregon this July:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1708612582688932/
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Post by Malcolm » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:05 pm

dzogchungpa wrote: OG = Original Guru?
Original Gangster, respect.
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Post by ampina08 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:58 pm

Thanks Everyone! This is very helpful


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Re: Ngakpa/Ngakma Teachers?

Post by conebeckham » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:41 pm

If you want to be a Ngakpa, seriously, and not just play "dress-up," you need to find a qualified Guru and receive a complete empowerment, along with complete "lung" (reading transmission) and "tri" (instructions). Then, you need to guard your samayas, and commit yourself to pure view and maintain your practice until you bring it to fruition and are able to benefit others. THAT is what a Ngakpa is.
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རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
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Re: Ngakpa/Ngakma Teachers?

Post by ampina08 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:53 am

conebeckham wrote:If you want to be a Ngakpa, seriously, and not just play "dress-up," you need to find a qualified Guru and receive a complete empowerment, along with complete "lung" (reading transmission) and "tri" (instructions). Then, you need to guard your samayas, and commit yourself to pure view and maintain your practice until you bring it to fruition and are able to benefit others. THAT is what a Ngakpa is.
That is definitely the goal. I've decided to take the Troma empowerment form Lama Pema Dorje in August. I'm hoping it will be a complete empowerment for all aspects of the practice. It seems that this has come right on time as I've been very interested in the Nyingma tradition along with Chod and upon seeing a picture of LPD a while ago, felt an unexplained urge to want to meet him. So I think this will be good :)

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