Jikan wrote: Ivo wrote:
Hi Jikan. Just for your reference, the above is just the Chod practice from the Longchen Nyingthig cycle of Jigme lingpa, with some additional prayers connected to the monastery and lineage. It is one of the most popular Chod sadhanas currently practiced in the Nyingma tradition, if not the
most popular. It is totally mainstream, just the translation is a little weird.
Yes, that was part of the point I was trying to make: it seems to me that Low may be more traditional than had been suggested so far in this discussion. Sorry for being unclear...
Most western teachers are very traditional when it comes to serious practice, even if it does not look that way by their public talks. I don't know about him particularly, but this is true for many of them, even the most 'innovative' ones, like Lama Surya Das, for example. It is only logical, if one has attained some level of realization through one's tradition, there is no incentive to change the core teachings, but you can reserve them for your closest students. In fact one can usually judge if a teacher is serious by this criteria alone.