Konchog1 wrote:I don't understand your assumption that studying the Jewel Ornament requires you to join a Kagyu group. Why can't you just study the Jewel Ornament by yourself and discuss it with anyone you want?
Yes, you're right. I could re-read it on my own. But right now, I would be more interested in reading things I haven't read yet. But yeah, I'm not opposed to reading about Tibetan Buddhism.
However, right now, I want to practice a different, non-Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism, so I am mostly reading about these now.
randomseb wrote:Padma Sambavha's Tibetan book of the Great Liberation is a good place to find the core of some of the Tibetan practices, especially Kagyu, after you no longer need all of the religious stuff and mantra practice.
Perhaps I'll read it sometime. Thanks.