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 Post subject: Finding a Root Guru
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:26 am 
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any advice & tips for finding a teacher & root guru as a new "student?" wondering, thanks...


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
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Pray to meet them. At the same time, consider that your root guru is already present, you have just yet to encounter or recognize them in flesh. At the same time, follow impulses to attending teachings and meeting various teachers.


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:39 am 
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dakini_boi wrote:
Pray to meet them. At the same time, consider that your root guru is already present, you have just yet to encounter or recognize them in flesh. At the same time, follow impulses to attending teachings and meeting various teachers.

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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
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For me, when I went looking for my first lama I not only received teachings from all the lamas in the region, but also visited their community events to evaluate the sangha as well... who I guess I saw as an emanation of the lama. This really worked for me, I felt immediately at home.

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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:46 am 
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I studied by myself for about 6 years,
then said a heart prayer,
the next day I found my teacher.

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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:51 am 
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Does the root guru "connect" with the mind thru shamatha and vipashyana meditation?..


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
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We connect or recognize the presence of the Guru's mind perhaps initially through the practice of Guru Yoga and we then might find that this develops to many other connections found in;
other aspects of practice, daily activities, dreams, etc...

I would recommend imagining Shakyamuni as your guru, praying to find your Guru in person, and being patient.

Shaun :namaste:


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:21 am 
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Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
I studied by myself for about 6 years,
then said a heart prayer,
the next day I found my teacher.

:buddha1:
What was this heart prayer?

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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:41 am 
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Konchog1 wrote:
What was this heart prayer?


It came from my heart,
a deep longing to connect
with Tibetan people
and have an authentic Buddhist teacher. :buddha1:


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:30 am 
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I applied this prayer:

viewtopic.php?f=43&t=9865


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
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Is there by any chance I can communicate with a experienced Buddhist thru Private Messaging?..wondering, thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
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why don't you post your state or country, so people can hook you up


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
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SSJ3Gogeta wrote:
why don't you post your state or country, so people can hook you up


I'm in the United States , the State of Texas near the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metro area.


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 Post subject: Re: Finding a Root Guru
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:19 pm 
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In Dallas/Ft. Worth area, check out Dawn Mountain. This is an Adzom Paylo Rinpoche center run by Anne Klein. You should be able to google their website/address. :namaste:

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