KonchokZoepa wrote:ive checked this but im not that interested in this particular lineage of teachers. i think its very hard to achieve liberation or enlightenment if you dont practice ngondro or tantra in the community. and no dzogchen or mahamudra either from what i know. that seems to be a mahayana monastery and not so much vajrayana.
You could just as well do your private practice in a Theravada monastery in your room.
If you take an ecumenical approach to Buddhism, then all these issues evaporate. You actually don't need to live amongst Tibetan Buddhists.
I'm in a Tibetan monastery right now in Nepal. A few days ago I left a Theravada temple in Singapore after staying there several months. Before that I was in a Japanese temple. Before that I spent several months in a big Chinese monastery in Taiwan.
I just do my practice in private, behind closed doors and don't talk to anyone about it.
Somehow I manage to get sufficient food, shelter, clothing and money. I try to be flexible. When amongst Theravadins I talk about arhatship, not the bodhisattva path. When amongst Tibetans, I talk about subjects meaningful to them.
It is pretty easy to fit in anywhere if you just go with the flow. Bend like the grass and you'll never snap.