I may be getting my old Lama back

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Tirisilex
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I may be getting my old Lama back

Post by Tirisilex » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:27 am

I left my Lama for a few reasons... The biggest one Was I didn't like the way he teaches. However, I decided to be more conversational with him and let him know when I feel as if more info is needed. He does hold an occasional question and answer section so I decided I'll utilize that more. He doesn't start teaching again until April. But I'll finally have a Lama again. Which makes me happy and now I will have guidance again.

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Re: I may be getting my old Lama back

Post by smcj » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:33 am

Sounds good. I hope whatever scenario is karmically most productive is played out.
I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against Lama abuse.
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Re: I may be getting my old Lama back

Post by jkarlins » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:51 am

Glad to hear it. It's good to talk this way, because we don't usually hear this kind of talk.

For good reasons, it tends to be mostly two extremes- totally positive (which is great), or condemnatory (which can also be useful).

My short experience with a teacher is that it's amazing, frustrating, scary, unpredictable, and it's work. The sort of middle part, the details, are interesting and good to talk about too.

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Re: I may be getting my old Lama back

Post by Punya » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:54 am

Sounds like your mind is becoming more flexible. Congratulations!
Just as the trunk of an ordinary tree
Lying in the forests of the Malaya mountains
Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
So you come to resemble who whomever you follow.

~Words of My Perfect Teacher

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