I'm strongly thinking of joining a tibetan buddhist community;
1) The buddhist community is of a Kagyu tradition, this I do not know if suits me yet. But once ordained, is it possible to switch to something else without this being of conflicts towards my practice? After all this is the only type except a diamond way community, which from my understanding also is of Kagyu tradition.
ivanyo wrote:2) I have considered myself more of a Theravada type, although I feel I got pointed that way from Goenka's lectures at a 10-day vipassana retreat. But I don't really see myself much of a person who want to identify myself with such cultural concepts(I tend to find them dividing), and I find tantric means rather interesting to not seek learning from. Is dividing nessecity? Can I do anapanasati and vipassana meditation while being in a Kagyu tradition? I feel it brings me effectivly towards liberation and I find the technique very strong. Is it possible to incorporate vipassana meditation with Tantric ways? Eventually switch between them in guidence from a lama?
ivanyo wrote:3) Is it possible to start traning as a yogi in tibetan tradition without strong Tibetan linguistic abilities? Any from west who have gone through such training, eventually know anyone who have started such an endeavour?
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