How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

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How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby aginnel » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:36 am

Hi there, Can somebody please recommend me a Monastery/ School in Nyingma tradtion in India? Because I am thinking of going to India and learn as here in Europe, there are very few possibilities and little "complicated".
It is my aim is to be a Nyingmapa/ white sangha after completion of studies.
Please help.

Thanks in advance
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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby kalden yungdrung » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:53 am

aginnel wrote:Hi there, Can somebody please recommend me a Monastery/ School in Nyingma tradtion in India? Because I am thinking of going to India and learn as here in Europe, there are very few possibilities and little "complicated".
It is my aim is to be a Nyingmapa/ white sangha after completion of studies.
Please help.

Thanks in advance



Tashi delek,

Don't know what is meant by white Sangha, maybe Ngakpa?

Would recommend you Namdrol Ling Monastery in India.
http://www.namdroling.org/

Hope this helps.


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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby aginnel » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:29 am

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Thanks for the Reply.
Yes it is Ngkapa(white Sangha).
I wrote several times to Namdroling Monastery but they never replies.
Anyway, thanks again.
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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby kalden yungdrung » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:05 am

aginnel wrote:
Thanks for the Reply.
Yes it is Ngkapa(white Sangha).
I wrote several times to Namdroling Monastery but they never replies.
Anyway, thanks again.



Tashi delek,

It can happen that in big Dharma Centers, the communication is sometimes difficult.
But a good alternative would be take the phone and make a caall.

Hope anyway that you get very soon a result. :)

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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby Totoro » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:32 am

It is difficult to communicate with monasteries in general. They don't work like centers in the West.
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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby heart » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:34 pm

aginnel wrote:
Thanks for the Reply.
Yes it is Ngkapa(white Sangha).
I wrote several times to Namdroling
Monastery but they never replies.
Anyway, thanks again.


You know Tibetan? Do you have funds for a prolonged stay in India?
Namdroling probably don't answer because they don't know what to do with you. There is no curriculum to become a ngakpa, it is more like a lifestyle.

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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby kalden yungdrung » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:48 pm

Totoro wrote:It is difficult to communicate with monasteries in general. They don't work like centers in the West.



Tashi delek,

The best way is to go to India and visit on good luck a monastery(ies).
Friendship is easy made with the monks and an eventual date with the abbot is also mostly possible if one does stay long enough around a monastery.
Afterwards is internet / webcam etc. possible in case of maintaining the relationship.

I met in Dehra Dun for instance a nice Nyingmapa Tulku, it was a small monastery with the Rinpoche residing at the "penthouse", where he did practice Dream Yoga, when i did entered his room.

Yes it is always possible to come in contact with realised Masters, if you go to there, India / Nepal / Bhutan / Tibet.
Another option would be to follow a Teaching in your country of some Nyingma Rinpoches / Tulkus.

Good luck!

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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby conebeckham » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:24 pm

You want to become a ngakpa? Great!
All you have to do is practice. Plenty of great teachers can teach you had to do that.
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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby aginnel » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:54 pm

conebeckham wrote:You want to become a ngakpa? Great!
All you have to do is practice. Plenty of great teachers can teach you had to do that.


Thanks, but my problem is to find a suitable Monastery /school and a Guru to accompany me. Here in Austria there are very few possibilities, specially in Nyingma tradition, no qualified Lamas.
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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby heart » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:29 pm

aginnel wrote:
conebeckham wrote:You want to become a ngakpa? Great!
All you have to do is practice. Plenty of great teachers can teach you had to do that.


Thanks, but my problem is to find a suitable Monastery /school and a Guru to accompany me. Here in Austria there are very few possibilities, specially in Nyingma tradition, no qualified Lamas.


My Guru visits Austria twice very year. Take a look at www.gomde.de

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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby conebeckham » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:48 pm

You can't go wrong with Heart's Guru.
Also, check out the Tara Program that Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has going on......most of it is "distance learning," and it's a complete set of practice instructions.
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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby damchoe » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:09 am

Re: Namdroling

The monastery prefers that potential visitors first connect with the lineage via on of the international Palyul Dharma centers.

http://palyul.org/eng_centers-list.htm

Namdroling is a fully monastic institution, mainly concerned with the training of monks and nuns.
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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby Clarence » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:34 am

Hey Damchoe,

You need to put up another blog post again. Last one was very interesting.

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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby kalden yungdrung » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:56 pm

damchoe wrote:Re: Namdroling

The monastery prefers that potential visitors first connect with the lineage via on of the international Palyul Dharma centers.

http://palyul.org/eng_centers-list.htm

Namdroling is a fully monastic institution, mainly concerned with the training of monks and nuns.



Tashi delek,

Yes indeed Namdroling is monastic. For me personal, was it always important to visit the Linegae Holder / Rigdzin and Spiritual Head.
Then i am well informed about all and can go my way with recommendation very easy.

But in very big Monasteries from Nyingma , Kagyud etc., it is nearly impossible to get a date.

Therefore are other possibilities maybe better like visiting a Teaching in Switzerland or somewhere else. Nyingma is very widespread.
But also there it is important to make in time an audiance with the Dzogchen Master :D


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Re: How to be a Nyingmapa/ White Sangha?

Postby simhamuka » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:55 am

kalden yungdrung wrote:
aginnel wrote:Hi there, Can somebody please recommend me a Monastery/ School in Nyingma tradtion in India? Because I am thinking of going to India and learn as here in Europe, there are very few possibilities and little "complicated".
It is my aim is to be a Nyingmapa/ white sangha after completion of studies.
Please help.

Thanks in advance



Tashi delek,

Don't know what is meant by white Sangha, maybe Ngakpa?

Would recommend you Namdrol Ling Monastery in India.
http://www.namdroling.org/

Hope this helps.


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I second this recommendation. They have a ngakpa school and everything. I think calling would be a good idea. I think at least of their Khenpos at Namdroling has a Facebook page, too, and so you could post on his wall if you can't get through to the monastery.

Okay, Khenpo Norgay's Facebook is here: https://www.facebook.com/tnorgay
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