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conebeckham wrote:Oh....seeing as how you're reading Jeffrey Hopkins, too......it may be the Geluk lineage that you're drawn to. So you may want to check out Geluk teachers or centers in your area as well, and see if there are any that practice or offer VY......
Keep in mind, for both Sakya and Geluk, you'd have to get a "full-on" Wangkur of any Highest Yoga Tantra deity first, in order to get the empowerment/blessing of VY--for Sakyapas this would be either Hevajra or Chakrasamvara first, usually...and for Gelukpas, Guhyasmaja, Vajrabhairava, or Chakrasamvara. So you can research those, as well.
Nirveda wrote:I'm in New Jersey, near Atlantic City, which places me about 1 hour from Philadelphia and 2.5 hours from New York City. I'm about 2.5 hours from the Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center in Washington NJ. I think the TBLC is Geluk.
I thought the Geluks did Vajrayogini, because I knew a Geluk practitioner who did it, but he studied in Dharamsala (which is a bit out of the way for me...)
Thanks again for all of your help. You've been very generous with sharing your knowledge.
If I get in touch with a teacher and get underway, I'll post here to let you know.