Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

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Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Postby Khechara » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:57 pm

Greetings everyone. Are there any Dharma brothers and sisters who could shed some light on the Ngakpa International's online course on Vajrayana? A friend of mine wishes to enroll for the course and wants some reviews from others who have studied the same.

Thank you

https://ngakpa.org/vajrayana-training/

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Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Postby Karma Dorje » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:11 pm

Khechara wrote:Greetings everyone. Are there any Dharma brothers and sisters who could shed some light on the Ngakpa International's online course on Vajrayana? A friend of mine wishes to enroll for the course and wants some reviews from others who have studied the same.

Thank you

https://ngakpa.org/vajrayana-training/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


See this thread about Pema Khandro/Troma Rinpoche/Kalima:

viewtopic.php?f=40&t=16819" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

She is certainly controversial compared to other online programs such as Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's Dharma Sun or FPMT. I would be cautious.
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Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Postby DGA » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:17 pm

Is anyone familiar with the teacher, Pema Khandro? I remember a long-ago discussion on e-sangha about a yogini based in Nevada City, California, USA (or Grass Valley, right next door) with some similarities.

To me the first question is if the teacher behind this program is qualified & capable of leading students through such a program.
DGA's PhD dissertation, a history of "mindfulness," is available here:

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Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Postby Khechara » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:40 pm

Karma Dorje wrote:
Khechara wrote:Greetings everyone. Are there any Dharma brothers and sisters who could shed some light on the Ngakpa International's online course on Vajrayana? A friend of mine wishes to enroll for the course and wants some reviews from others who have studied the same.

Thank you

https://ngakpa.org/vajrayana-training/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


See this thread about Pema Khandro/Troma Rinpoche/Kalima:

http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=16819" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

She is certainly controversial compared to other online programs such as Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's Dharma Sun or FPMT. I would be cautious.


Thank you so much, my friend. I had my doubts over this 'lama' and that's why I wasn't in favour of agreeing with my friend's interest in her course. That's why I wanted to get some reviews about the Ngakpa International's expensive online program (they charge $108/month!) before asking my friend to go ahead with it. Thanks for recommeding Choki Nyima Rinpoche's Dharma Sun. I will look into this course.

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Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Postby Khechara » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:41 pm

Jikan wrote: To me the first question is if the teacher behind this program is qualified & capable of leading students through such a program.


I have the same question, Jikan. Would like to know more about this woman and her qualification as a lama.

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Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Postby conebeckham » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:58 pm

She's gone by many names, and morphed through many transformations, but the one over-riding element of stability is her interest in marketing herself.

I will say no more.
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Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Postby DGA » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:59 pm

Karma Dorje anticipated my thinking. I think that's the same person.
DGA's PhD dissertation, a history of "mindfulness," is available here:

https://www.academia.edu/25482900/WHAT_ ... _OF_STRESS

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Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Postby tingdzin » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:00 am

She and her teachers were discussed on the previous incarnation of this board. I personally have met her and found her interesting as a person, but her formal credentials cannot even be called weak.

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Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Postby orgyen jigmed » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:38 pm

Khechara wrote:Greetings everyone. Are there any Dharma brothers and sisters who could shed some light on the Ngakpa International's online course on Vajrayana? A friend of mine wishes to enroll for the course and wants some reviews from others who have studied the same.

Thank you

https://ngakpa.org/vajrayana-training/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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