What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?

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What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?

Post by mechashivaz » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:48 pm

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Post by Thomas Amundsen » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:01 pm

Lay female practitioners would be ngakmas.

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Post by Grigoris » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:08 pm

Well, if a male Nyingma practitioner is a Nyingmapa, I guess a female one is a Nyingmama! :tongue:
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Re: What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?

Post by Miroku » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:42 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:08 pm
Well, if a male Nyingma practitioner is a Nyingmapa, I guess a female one is a Nyingmama! :tongue:
Does that make the head of the lineage a Nyingpapa?
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Post by Thomas Amundsen » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:19 pm

Miroku wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:08 pm
Well, if a male Nyingma practitioner is a Nyingmapa, I guess a female one is a Nyingmama! :tongue:
Does that make the head of the lineage a Nyingpapa?
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Post by passel » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:31 pm

I thought it was Nyingmamama
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Post by mechashivaz » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:12 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:08 pm
Well, if a male Nyingma practitioner is a Nyingmapa, I guess a female one is a Nyingmama! :tongue:
This is what I thought lol is that correct?

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Post by mechashivaz » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:15 pm

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Lay female practitioners would be ngakmas.
I thought a ngakma would be something more specific, with hair empowerment, etc.

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Post by Thomas Amundsen » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:06 pm

mechashivaz wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Lay female practitioners would be ngakmas.
I thought a ngakma would be something more specific, with hair empowerment, etc.
Usage of the term is complicated and varies among communities, from what I understand. It's been discussed here before, but one way of using the term is that anyone with inner tantra empowerment is a ngakpa/ngakma.

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Re: What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?

Post by Grigoris » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:12 pm

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:06 pm
mechashivaz wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Lay female practitioners would be ngakmas.
I thought a ngakma would be something more specific, with hair empowerment, etc.
Usage of the term is complicated and varies among communities, from what I understand. It's been discussed here before, but one way of using the term is that anyone with inner tantra empowerment is a ngakpa/ngakma.
Any LAY practitioner with a... ;)
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Re: What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?

Post by Josef » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:35 am

mechashivaz wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Thanks
We usually call them “Buddhists”.
Kye ma!
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Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Re: What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?

Post by mechashivaz » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:40 am

Josef wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:35 am
mechashivaz wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Thanks
We usually call them “Buddhists”.
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