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Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:26 am
by Wesley1982
any advice & tips for finding a teacher & root guru as a new "student?" wondering, thanks...

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:34 am
by dakini_boi
Pray to meet them. At the same time, consider that your root guru is already present, you have just yet to encounter or recognize them in flesh. At the same time, follow impulses to attending teachings and meeting various teachers.

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:36 am
by SSJ3Gogeta
log on to to the next open Dzogchen Community webcast

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:39 am
by Pero
dakini_boi wrote:Pray to meet them. At the same time, consider that your root guru is already present, you have just yet to encounter or recognize them in flesh. At the same time, follow impulses to attending teachings and meeting various teachers.
:thumbsup:

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:44 am
by Yudron
:smile:

For me, when I went looking for my first lama I not only received teachings from all the lamas in the region, but also visited their community events to evaluate the sangha as well... who I guess I saw as an emanation of the lama. This really worked for me, I felt immediately at home.

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:46 am
by Kunga Lhadzom
I studied by myself for about 6 years,
then said a heart prayer,
the next day I found my teacher.

:buddha1:

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:51 am
by Wesley1982
Does the root guru "connect" with the mind thru shamatha and vipashyana meditation?..

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:09 am
by zerwe
We connect or recognize the presence of the Guru's mind perhaps initially through the practice of Guru Yoga and we then might find that this develops to many other connections found in;
other aspects of practice, daily activities, dreams, etc...

I would recommend imagining Shakyamuni as your guru, praying to find your Guru in person, and being patient.

Shaun :namaste:

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:21 am
by Konchog1
Kunga Lhadzom wrote:I studied by myself for about 6 years,
then said a heart prayer,
the next day I found my teacher.

:buddha1:
What was this heart prayer?

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:41 am
by Kunga Lhadzom
Konchog1 wrote:What was this heart prayer?
It came from my heart,
a deep longing to connect
with Tibetan people
and have an authentic Buddhist teacher. :buddha1:

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:30 am
by Wesley1982
I applied this prayer:

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Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:34 am
by Wesley1982
Is there by any chance I can communicate with a experienced Buddhist thru Private Messaging?..wondering, thanks

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:59 pm
by SSJ3Gogeta
why don't you post your state or country, so people can hook you up

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:40 pm
by Wesley1982
SSJ3Gogeta wrote:why don't you post your state or country, so people can hook you up
I'm in the United States , the State of Texas near the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metro area.

Re: Finding a Root Guru

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:19 pm
by pemachophel
In Dallas/Ft. Worth area, check out Dawn Mountain. This is an Adzom Paylo Rinpoche center run by Anne Klein. You should be able to google their website/address. :namaste: