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Just call me Sönam

Postby Sönam » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:16 pm

hello,

Some of you may already know me ... I'm french, and it's sometime not easy to decode what I've been writting, so fortunatelly you can learn patience !

I'm a Vajra practitioner, rimay, and my precious masters are kagyu-pa and nyingma-pa ...

Sönam
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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:31 pm

Hi Sonam!

:hi:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

Where have you been the last six months or so (with no e-sangha)?
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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby KeithBC » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:19 pm

Hi, Sönam. :hi:

Om mani padme hum
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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby Sönam » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:31 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Hi Sonam!

:hi:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

Where have you been the last six months or so (with no e-sangha)?


many friends are on facebook as you know and I am running a site SanghaForum (You are a member of the short version on fb ... lol) ... and some teachings in between

:namaste: Tashi Delek
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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby Sönam » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:33 pm

KeithBC wrote:Hi, Sönam. :hi:

Om mani padme hum
Keith


I really, really love your new look ... it reminds me my young years when we were all in communities

Peace & Love my friend !
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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby Luke » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:15 pm

Welcome aboard Sonam!

That's cool that you practice in both the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions. Those are the ones which interest me the most.

That's also cool that you're French. It seems like there have been many great Tibetan Buddhist centers in France for a long time. Did you ever meet Bokar Rinpoche by any chance?

:anjali:
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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby Sönam » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:17 pm

Luke wrote:Welcome aboard Sonam!

That's cool that you practice in both the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions. Those are the ones which interest me the most.

That's also cool that you're French. It seems like there have been many great Tibetan Buddhist centers in France for a long time. Did you ever meet Bokar Rinpoche by any chance?

:anjali:


There is still many centers, from the 4 traditions (+ Bon). And yes many masters Kalu, Bokar but Dudjom Rinpoché too ... I did'nt had the opportunity to meet with Bokar Rinpoché.
This year apart from the visit of Karmapa, Shiva Lodrö Rinpoché was there last month, Kyabje Kalou Rinpoche is now in France (and I should meet him in the 1000 Buddhas beginning April).
Many others masters are coming Sakya Trizin in june, Kyentse Yangse Rinpoché in July ...

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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:22 am

Sönam wrote:many friends are on facebook as you know and I am running a site SanghaForum (You are a member of the short version on fb ... lol) ... and some teachings in between


Is this the forum you are running:
http://sangha.leforum.eu/index.php

:thumbsup:

It's good to see the Dharma Wheel turning in French too!
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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby Clueless Git » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:27 am

'Lo Sanam :)

I remember you from eSangha too!
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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby Sönam » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:29 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:
Sönam wrote:many friends are on facebook as you know and I am running a site SanghaForum (You are a member of the short version on fb ... lol) ... and some teachings in between


Is this the forum you are running:
http://sangha.leforum.eu/index.php

:thumbsup:

It's good to see the Dharma Wheel turning in French too!


yes, with a "digest" on facebook in english (Sorry ... you are not a member :smile: )

the main purpose of our forum are translations (from English and sometime Tibetan to French) because compared to english the dharma texts are not so spreaded ... and some "main" texts are missing.
Fortunatelly, in Dzogchen, we have some author/translators from Tibetan ... and some texts could be translated from french to english. I'm thinking for exemple to "Le Docte et Glorieux Roi" (mKhas pa shri rgyal po) and some others ("Les Conseils Oraux du Maître Samantabhadra" - Kun bzang bla ma'i zhal lung).

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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:44 pm

Tashi Delek Sonam! It's good to see you again :hi:

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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby Sönam » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:39 pm

much love all ...

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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby Aemilius » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:52 pm

Hello !
Do you not have a secretary like the ones that Lama Ole Nydahl used to have,( or he has them still ?), who could choose a better picture for You ?!
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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby Sönam » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:02 pm

Aemilius wrote:Hello !
Do you not have a secretary like the ones that Lama Ole Nydahl used to have,( or he has them still ?), who could choose a better picture for You ?!


Curious answer ... could you explain us what are the "correct" criteria for "better" ? it sounds like a division apprehender/apprhended ...

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Re: Just call me Sönam

Postby justsit » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:27 pm

Welcome, Sönam, so good to see you again!

Looking forward to your valuable contributions here.

Best wishes,
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