Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet

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Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet

Postby Ashocka » Sun May 29, 2011 10:41 pm

Hello,

I've just viewed the wonderful DVD; "Blessings - The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet". I am wondering if anyone can tell us which Chod they practice and what their main lineage practices are?

http://www.pundarika.org/news/?cat=14

Thanks
Geoff
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Re: Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet

Postby heart » Mon May 30, 2011 5:32 am

Ashocka wrote:Hello,

I've just viewed the wonderful DVD; "Blessings - The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet". I am wondering if anyone can tell us which Chod they practice and what their main lineage practices are?

http://www.pundarika.org/news/?cat=14

Thanks
Geoff


I think they are Drukpa Kagyu since this is the incarnation lineage of Tsoknyi Rinpoche. However as you can see from the Tsoknyi life story below below there is a very strong Nyingma connection since he was a Terton and a student of many great Dzogchen masters. This is also true for the current Tsoknyi that is a son of Tulku Urgyen. Wonderful teacher.

"Drubwang Tsoknyi, Padma Drimé Özer (Wyl. tshogs gnyis pad+ma dri med 'od zer) (1828/49-1904) — an emanation of Milarepa's disciple, Rechungpa, and the Nyingmapa tertön Ratna Lingpa. He was born in Nangchen, Eastern Tibet, in the first half of the 19th century and was a contemporary of the three great lamas of the time: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Jamgön Kongtrul and Chokgyur Lingpa. He fully mastered the practices of the Six Yogas of Naropa and became the principal guru for the Sixth Khamtrul Rinpoche, Tenpé Nyima (1849-1907), and the great master Tokden Shakya Shri. He excelled in the yogas of the Nyingma tradition of Ratna Lingpa as well, which laid the foundation for establishing many nunneries of this special lineage, which was unique in Tibet."

http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?titl ... ng_Tsoknyi

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Re: Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet

Postby Ashocka » Mon May 30, 2011 7:47 pm

Thanks Magnus. Yes, I thought that would be the main lineage.

I feel confident there are a lot of practice lineages flourishing in Tibet from my brief pilgrimage there in 2007. Especially the nuns in remote monasterys. The more their monastery is isolated, it seemed to me that their practice was less effected by outer distraction and influences. You could really sense this in the practitioners.

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