Nyingma in London

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Nyingma in London

Post by Aryjna » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:40 am

I recently moved to London, and I hope I may be able to meet teachers here.

I found http://palyul.eu/uk/

http://dzogchencommunityuk.org/

and there are also the rigpa centers, however I can only see scheduled events, or nothing specific in their webpages, and I have not had the chance to visit yet.

Does anyone have experience with these or other centers in London? Are there lamas living here, or is it only possible to meet one that is visiting?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Nyingma in London

Post by philji » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:16 pm

Not sure if there are resident lamas there.
Other things/ places of interest may be
http://www.maitrikara.org.uk/Pages/Events.htm.. Dzigar Kongtrul visiting soon( Brighton)
The Buddhist communit centre Aldershot( Nepali community run have various teachers visiting from time to time)
Rigpa seems to be most active Nyingma centre in London..
There are a number of Kagyu centres


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Post by Lobsang Chojor » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:52 pm

Isn't Aro quite controversial?
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Post by Mantrik » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:21 pm

Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Isn't Aro quite controversial?
Views vary. I'd avoid them as there are other groups with a more mainstream approach.

Aro gTer have been discussed quite a lot, and my take on it is that they are kind and sincere but misdirected.

Here's a huge thread about them:
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... t=aro+gter

London has many visiting Nyingma Lamas who are worth tracking down, such as Dzogchen Rinpoche and (not this year) Lopon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche.
http://www.khyung.com

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Re: Nyingma in London

Post by Aryjna » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:40 pm

Mantrik wrote: London has many visiting Nyingma Lamas who are worth tracking down, such as Dzogchen Rinpoche and (not this year) Lopon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche.
Dzogchen Rinpoche does not seem to be visiting either this year, judging by a schedule I found online.
philji wrote:Not sure if there are resident lamas there.
Other things/ places of interest may be
http://www.maitrikara.org.uk/Pages/Events.htm.. Dzigar Kongtrul visiting soon( Brighton)
The Buddhist communit centre Aldershot( Nepali community run have various teachers visiting from time to time)
Rigpa seems to be most active Nyingma centre in London..
There are a number of Kagyu centres
http://www.bccuk.co.uk/events This seems to be it, unfortunately it is too far away to visit regularly but it is good to know about it to check for important events.

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Post by narraboth » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:48 pm

http://www.chamtrul-rinpoche.com/index.php/9-uk

Cham Trul Rinpoche will give teachings this week.
I haven't met him but I think he is a main-stream Nyingma lama.

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Post by Aryjna » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:20 pm

narraboth wrote:http://www.chamtrul-rinpoche.com/index.php/9-uk

Cham Trul Rinpoche will give teachings this week.
I haven't met him but I think he is a main-stream Nyingma lama.
Thanks, is there a website where you can keep track of visiting lamas, or do you have to keep checking individual centers etc?

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Post by philji » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:01 pm

Facebook is useful. There is a new group called Tibetan Buddhism in uk which tries to focus on teachings and events in UK.

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Post by philji » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:03 pm

I think Sogyal Rinpoche has a weekend of teachings in June...if you are able to travel.. Chikyi Nyima Rinpoche will be giving a week of teachings on buddha nature/ nature of mind at Gomde UK in 2 weeks time.

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Post by Mantrik » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:02 pm

philji wrote:Facebook is useful. There is a new group called Tibetan Buddhism in uk which tries to focus on teachings and events in UK.
Thanks. :)
Here's a link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/561306467338221/
http://www.khyung.com

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Post by Virgo » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:51 pm

Aryjna wrote:I recently moved to London, and I hope I may be able to meet teachers here.

I found http://palyul.eu/uk/

http://dzogchencommunityuk.org/

and there are also the rigpa centers, however I can only see scheduled events, or nothing specific in their webpages, and I have not had the chance to visit yet.

Does anyone have experience with these or other centers in London? Are there lamas living here, or is it only possible to meet one that is visiting?

Thanks in advance.
Hi,

Don't discount the fact that in this day and age you can also connect with some teachers through technology. For example, if you are interested in Dzogchen teachings, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche regarly gives webcasts (He is a famous teacher and http://dzogchencommunityuk.org/ is the website of one of his centers).

Also, there is Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche who is giving webcasts and has a wonderful youtube channel where you can connect with some teachings (https://www.youtube.com/user/ligmincha).

Don't discount the fact that you can hook up with teachers online and then visit during holidays.

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Post by Aryjna » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:41 am

Virgo wrote: Hi,

Don't discount the fact that in this day and age you can also connect with some teachers through technology. For example, if you are interested in Dzogchen teachings, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche regarly gives webcasts (He is a famous teacher and http://dzogchencommunityuk.org/ is the website of one of his centers).

Also, there is Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche who is giving webcasts and has a wonderful youtube channel where you can connect with some teachings (https://www.youtube.com/user/ligmincha).

Don't discount the fact that you can hook up with teachers online and then visit during holidays.

Virgo
Thanks. I subscribed to the Dzogchen Community recently, I hope I will be able to follow the next webcasts, and maybe attend one of the retreats this summer in person.

I am looking through the youtube channel now, it looks interesting. There are links in the about section as well:
http://voiceofclearlight.org/
http://www.ligmincha.org/index.php/en/p ... dcast.html

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Post by Virgo » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:33 am

Also, just because Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche is very old now that should not make people think that they should not connect with him (some may feel that they cannot form a strong bond unless they know there is many, many years, and so on). He is an amazing Dzogchen Master and people should connect with him now while they can, if they feel interested.

Then, at the very least they will also receive lungs for many practices, including the very important Song of the Vajra, which may become important for them later.

So therefore people should keep this in mind.

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Post by Aryjna » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:14 pm

Virgo wrote:Also, just because Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche is very old now that should not make people think that they should not connect with him (some may feel that they cannot form a strong bond unless they know there is many, many years, and so on). He is an amazing Dzogchen Master and people should connect with him now while they can, if they feel interested.

Then, at the very least they will also receive lungs for many practices, including the very important Song of the Vajra, which may become important for them later.

So therefore people should keep this in mind.

Kevin
It seems he is ill now, and the last retreat was cancelled. Hopefully he will be well soon.

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Post by Virgo » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:59 am

Aryjna wrote:Hopefully he will be well soon.
Yes, best of luck with those webcasts and possible retreat.

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Post by Aryjna » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:30 pm

Regarding lingminchalearning.com, there are courses one can follow there, some are free some not.

There is a beginner course for meditation, which consists mostly of videos. It includes tsa lung and a practice called the nine breathings, which involves some visualization of the channels.

I was wondering if anyone is familiar with them. It seems a bit weird to me that these do not require some kind of empowerment or transmission.

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Post by Lingpupa » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:34 am

Aryjna wrote:Regarding lingminchalearning.com, there are courses one can follow there, some are free some not.

There is a beginner course for meditation, which consists mostly of videos. It includes tsa lung and a practice called the nine breathings, which involves some visualization of the channels.

I was wondering if anyone is familiar with them. It seems a bit weird to me that these do not require some kind of empowerment or transmission.
Everyone does things differently, and what is hard and fast in one tradition is not necessarily so in another. And the thing is that Lingmincha is Bön, not Nyingma. Some Bönpos say Bön is Buddhist, some don't; some Buddhists sat Bön is Buddhist, some don't. Anyway, for all the "borrowing" back and forth, Bön is at least a different lineage.
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Post by Aryjna » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:18 am

Lingpupa wrote:
Aryjna wrote:Regarding lingminchalearning.com, there are courses one can follow there, some are free some not.

There is a beginner course for meditation, which consists mostly of videos. It includes tsa lung and a practice called the nine breathings, which involves some visualization of the channels.

I was wondering if anyone is familiar with them. It seems a bit weird to me that these do not require some kind of empowerment or transmission.
Everyone does things differently, and what is hard and fast in one tradition is not necessarily so in another. And the thing is that Lingmincha is Bön, not Nyingma. Some Bönpos say Bön is Buddhist, some don't; some Buddhists sat Bön is Buddhist, some don't. Anyway, for all the "borrowing" back and forth, Bön is at least a different lineage.
I havent really looked into Bon before. The dedication prayer given in that course talks about attaining Buddhahood. I was thinking whether I should watch the videos about tsa lung and the breathings or not. I think I will leave them for the time being.

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