What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?

Post Reply
User avatar
mechashivaz
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:50 pm

What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?

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

Thanks

User avatar
Thomas Amundsen
Posts: 2034
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:50 am
Location: Helena, MT
Contact:

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

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

Lay female practitioners would be ngakmas.

User avatar
Grigoris
Former staff member
Posts: 20137
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 9:27 pm
Location: Greece

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

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:
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

User avatar
Miroku
Former staff member
Posts: 1696
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:18 am

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?
“Observing samaya involves to remain inseparable from the union of wisdom and compassion at all times, to sustain mindfulness, and to put into practice the guru’s instructions”. Garchen Rinpoche

User avatar
Thomas Amundsen
Posts: 2034
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:50 am
Location: Helena, MT
Contact:

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

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?
:rolling:

User avatar
passel
Posts: 585
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:30 am

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

Post by passel » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:31 pm

I thought it was Nyingmamama
"I have made a heap of all that I have met"- Svetonious

User avatar
mechashivaz
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:50 pm

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

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?

User avatar
mechashivaz
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:50 pm

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

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.

User avatar
Thomas Amundsen
Posts: 2034
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:50 am
Location: Helena, MT
Contact:

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

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.

User avatar
Grigoris
Former staff member
Posts: 20137
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 9:27 pm
Location: Greece

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... ;)
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

User avatar
Josef
Posts: 2333
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:44 pm
Contact:

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!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
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.

User avatar
mechashivaz
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:50 pm

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”.
:applause:

Post Reply

Return to “Nyingma”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guests