Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments

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Re: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments

Postby conebeckham » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:20 pm

Luke-

I think you practice in the Karma Kagyu lineage, right?

I would see if you can ask your teacher if you can obtain instructions in the common preliminaries, and perhaps the Refuge/prostrations part.....from anyone your teacher feels qualified to dispense those instructions. You don't need an empowerment for those, and I guarantee you that would keep you busy until you have a chance or opportunity to obtain empowerment.
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Re: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments

Postby Luke » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:37 pm

conebeckham wrote:Luke-

I think you practice in the Karma Kagyu lineage, right?

I would see if you can ask your teacher if you can obtain instructions in the common preliminaries, and perhaps the Refuge/prostrations part.....from anyone your teacher feels qualified to dispense those instructions. You don't need an empowerment for those, and I guarantee you that would keep you busy until you have a chance or opportunity to obtain empowerment.

Thanks for the helpful suggestions, Conebeckham, but I am already in the process of resolving the problem.

I'll see a Nyingma lama in a few months and I'll see if I can get permission to begin Ngondro from him.

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Re: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments

Postby conebeckham » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:59 pm

Excellent!
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Re: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments

Postby Pero » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:30 pm

Luke wrote:I'll see a Nyingma lama in a few months and I'll see if I can get permission to begin Ngondro for him.


This could be either a good way or a bad way to look at it, depending on how you're looking at it. Hehe. :smile:
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Re: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments

Postby Luke » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:34 am

Pero wrote:
Luke wrote:I'll see a Nyingma lama in a few months and I'll see if I can get permission to begin Ngondro for him.


This could be either a good way or a bad way to look at it, depending on how you're looking at it. Hehe. :smile:

I've been quite tired lately, so that was just a typo.

"for" --> "from"
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Re: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments

Postby Pero » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:01 pm

Luke wrote:I've been quite tired lately, so that was just a typo.

"for" --> "from"


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