This gave me pause and now I think that when I said that he says you can't get it from a recording he might have been talking about direct introduction only.
T. Chokyi wrote:
How many times have we heard Rinpoche say that he is "giving the lung again" because someone wrote him an email and requested the lung because they missed it when he gave it the first time. Time after time, so many webcasts he has done this. He didn't say "I gave the lung yesterday, and for those that missed, get it from the replay".
Maybe because not everyone can listen to replays haha. In any case, I'll be proceeding as before but I think when in doubt it's best to just ask Rinpoche.
I'm glad you are proceeding as before... this is a good idea, and of course Rinpoche has the answer, but when you ask the question it is important how you word it. I hope some of my brothers and sisters of The Vajra can benefit from Rinpoche's very clear reply:
4/9/2013 10:39:06 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
I hope you are in excellent health.
I have a question that I thought I knew the answer to, but now I have a doubt.
When all the practitioners listen to the webcast and you are on live and giving Lung for practices
this is the time we get that lungs, the transmission, this is what I understood, is this correct, or
is it possible to get the lung from the replays?
I am not asking this question for just for myself, there are students of yours I practice with who have been
with you longer than myself that say to me you can get the lung from the replay, I want to know from
you, are they getting it from the replay and I am not getting it or is it your intention that
we are in the same space and time when you are on live and then we are receiving your transmission.
I appreciate your guidance Rinpoche, I want no confusion on any of your teachings.
Thankyou, Blessings for your good health,
T. ChokyiAnswer from Rinpoche:
4/10/2013 10:19:49 A.M.
Dear T. Chokyi,
You can't the lung from replay.
The principle of receiving transmission works because Master and students are on the same moment on the same state.
Ciao ciao!!! NN.