There aren’t universally-accepted rules for who can give a lung of a text/practice. Conceivably anyone who has received a reading transmission can give that transmission. But the critical issue here is who holds those complete transmissions and empowerments of the Longsal terma and the other termas that ChNNr held - he held various ones from people like Changchub Dorje, Ayu Khandro etc. Only people who have received all the reading transmissions can actually pass on those teachings, and they are very extensive. Also some of them require actual empowerments, not just direct introduction and a lung - which would require that someone had received those, done the necessary retreat practices, etc.climb-up wrote: ↑Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:10 pmI may not have been as clear as I meant to be.
I mean people who are authorized as lamas who are also DC members; not that they were authorized as lamas IN the DC.
I don’t know if they’re currently active, but Malcolm Smith and Tsultrim Allione were (are?) both DC members and are qualified to give DI.
I believe (and apparently this is controversial, but I remember hearing Rinpoche say it) doing a three roots retreat succefully (having signs) qualifies one to give lung.
BUT, of course, lung is contingent on having received DI.
Finding someone who can give direct introduction is only a small part of preserving ChNNr’s teachings. I’m worried about the rest.