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!
May the stupid meditators be awakened from the sleep of ignorance;
May the attacks of the logicians with their sophistries be vanquished.

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in The Rain of Wisdom

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