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Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:23 pm
by Nbee
Hello.

Currently in Sarnath, India but from Vancouver, Canada.

This type of thread may of been posted already but this is Late Jan 2019. I'm in India until mid April and am willing to travel or go anywhere to find a teacher.

Who may start me on the path of Dharma with Maha mudra or Dzogchen, beginning with Ngdro. This aspiration has come after living with a Western Nun for many months when I was younger and reading the examplery lives of Milarepa and Shabkar.

I have spent time doing vipassana and much time doing mantras, and prayers from my limited knowledge and understanding. Never formally initiated except for White Tara.

I am thinking of going to the Tushita center in Dharamshala to do a course. I know Tso Pema has a few great teachers but can I just show up and expect teachings?

Any help or pointers would be highly appreciated

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:57 pm
by Grigoris
The teacher I am currently folowing has a gompa in Sarnath. He is a ngkapa Lopon in the Dudjom Tersar.

Speaks perfect English.

http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... n_Rinpoche

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:13 pm
by PSM
I strongly recommend you make contact with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. He travels widely and is a truly excellent and very kind teacher. His form of teaching is very powerful, at least for me. He is the eldest son of Tulku Urgyen, which should speak volumes about his pedigree.

There are also his brothers, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche and Chokling Rinpoche, all of whom are also exceptional teachers who travel widely.

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:38 pm
by Nbee
Wow thanks so much... wasn't expecting such fast replies

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:53 pm
by Nbee
Grigoris wrote: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:57 pm The teacher I am currently folowing has a gompa in Sarnath. He is a ngkapa Lopon in the Dudjom Tersar.

Speaks perfect English.

http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... n_Rinpoche
I am having trouble finding any contact info or info for his gompa... any chance you would have some links?

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:34 pm
by javier.espinoza.t
Nbee wrote: Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:38 pm Wow thanks so much... wasn't expecting such fast replies
if help is not opportune, it is of no help :P

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:46 pm
by Sherab Rigdrol
Check out Ngakpa Karma Lhundup. He is in Dharmasala and he is awesome!! He has a facebook profile and is really accessible.

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:53 pm
by Vaktar
Nbee wrote: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:23 pm Any help or pointers would be highly appreciated
If you can find a way to meet them I can recommend these three. I never met finer teachers in my life.

https://songtsen.org/F/songtsen/apropos ... d447f13aac

Great teachers themselves usually have many teachers. I hope you can meet many fine teachers and please them all with practice and service.

If you are going to Tso Pema in India you can just show up and introduce yourself to Ontrul RInpoche at the Drikung Kagyu Gonpa. He is the root teacher of some of my friends and is highly reputed as a Mantrayana practitioner and also as healer. Ontrul also has one or two sons, I believe, who are teachers in their own right now.

There are a number of great hidden yogis and yoginis around Tsopema though most are not teachers.

Near Tsopema one can perhaps meet Lama Wangdor Rinpoche. Lama Wangdor is highly reputed as a Dzogchen teacher and for being accessible. It seems very likely he has attained Rainbow Body.

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:06 am
by Zettel
Hi Nbee,

Have you seen the Vancouver Tibetan Dharma Events newsletter?

If not you can sign-up here:

https://facebook.us10.list-manage.com/s ... feb8806847

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:44 am
by amanitamusc
Sherab Rigdrol wrote: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:46 pm Check out Ngakpa Karma Lhundup. He is in Dharmasala and he is awesome!! He has a facebook profile and is really accessible.
Here is his website.He has a few teachings online also.http://www.karmalhundup.org/

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:56 am
by passel
PSM wrote: Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:13 pm I strongly recommend you make contact with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. He travels widely and is a truly excellent and very kind teacher. His form of teaching is very powerful, at least for me. He is the eldest son of Tulku Urgyen, which should speak volumes about his pedigree.

There are also his brothers, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche and Chokling Rinpoche, all of whom are also exceptional teachers who travel widely.
+1

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:42 pm
by Nbee
I've gotten into contact with many of the teachers and feel very hopeful and excited. Thanks for all the help,

I'll tell you if Llama Wangdor has a shadow or not when I go and meet him myself

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:47 pm
by Adamantine
Nbee wrote: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:42 pm I've gotten into contact with many of the teachers and feel very hopeful and excited. Thanks for all the help,

I'll tell you if Llama Wangdor has a shadow or not when I go and meet him myself
:twothumbsup:

I’ve met Lama Wangdor Rinpoche when he’s visited New Jersey and attended a few different teachings. All I can say is that being in his orbit had a profound effect. He certainly has extraordinary qualities. And this isn’t surprising considering he shared the same root teacher as ChNN, and spent huge chunks of his life in retreat. I’ve wanted to see him again yet he hasn’t traveled to the US in years and I’ve not yet made it to Tso Pema.
I hope you’re able to meet him and make a connection.

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:29 am
by cky
Tso Pema also is the seat of Lho Ontul Rinpoche, a highly regarded teacher from the Drikung Kagyu lineage. His son Ratna Rinpoche is also a teacher and speaks very good English.

http://www.lhorigdzin.org/ontul.html
https://www.facebook.com/ontul/
http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/Lho_Ontul_Rinpoche
Ratna Rinpoche: http://www.lhorigdzin.org/ratna-rinpoche.html
Monastery: http://www.dharma-media.org/wogmin/

p.s.: He holds very rare and precious Dzogchen transmission inside the Kagyu school

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:44 am
by Nbee
Yes. Actually I've known of Ohntul Rinpoche for 5 years and have always wanted to meet him and possibly learn from him. Two friends of mine are students of his and I've been in contact with Tashi trying to get dates on his empowerment for the last 2 months :guns:

This thread has opened a lot of opportunities to meet with great teachers and get started.

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:06 pm
by Tata1
Nbee wrote: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:42 pm I've gotten into contact with many of the teachers and feel very hopeful and excited. Thanks for all the help,

I'll tell you if Llama Wangdor has a shadow or not when I go and meet him myself

Lama wagdor is amazing. And so is lama lena. Lama wangdor does.not give much formal teachings now but he does give interviews and he usually does kora around guru rimpoche statue arround for pm.

If you go when lama lena is in town (october, November) maybe you can get some formal teachings by lama wangdor translated by lama lena.

Also lama lena is very open to give one on one pith instructions, for me she is quite amazing


Mingyur rimpoche will give his whole joy of living teachings in kathmandu in the first half of april. Everything with kingyur i highly recommend

If you are into drukpa kagyu you shouls visit tashi jong

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:07 pm
by Tata1
Tata1 wrote: Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Nbee wrote: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:42 pm I've gotten into contact with many of the teachers and feel very hopeful and excited. Thanks for all the help,

I'll tell you if Llama Wangdor has a shadow or not when I go and meet him myself

Lama wagdor is amazing. And so is lama lena. Lama wangdor does.not give much formal teachings now but he does give interviews and he usually does kora around guru rimpoche statue arround for pm.

If you go when lama lena is in town (october, November) maybe you can get some formal teachings by lama wangdor translated by lama lena.

Also lama lena is very open to give one on one pith instructions, for me she is quite amazing


Mingyur rimpoche will give his whole joy of living teachings in kathmandu in the first half of april. Everything with kingyur i highly recommend

If you are into drukpa kagyu you shouls visit tashi jong

Sorry for spelling mistakes. Im on my phone

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:41 pm
by 明安 Myoan
Posts about Lama Wangdor Rinpoche and attainment of rainbow body have been moved to this new thread. Please continue that discussion there.

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:59 pm
by Dorje Shedrub
Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche has three locations in India.

Padma Samye Jetavan
Tibetan Nyingma Buddhist Center
P.O. Shravasti Bahraich, UP. 271801
011-91-525-226-5417

Padma Samye Chokhor Ling
Nyingma Buddhist Monastery
SA-lO/9-KA
Sarnath, Varanasi, U.P.
221007
011-91-542-259-5296
padma.chokhorling@gmail.com

Orgyen Samye Chokhor Ling
Nyingma Buddhist Nunnery
Sarnath, Varanasi
www.PBCIndia.org

DS

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:23 pm
by ChangChubDrolma1986
then student be ready..teacher will come ;)