Hi fellow buddhists!
I'm flavio81, i used to be (or i think i was) a rather active member on the e-sangha forum before its premature death. I can see many of you have moved here -- many user names sound familiar to me. I also see that Namdrol is here too; i appreciated his posts a lot.
I'm a (very mediocre) follower of the great Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rimpoche, and i had the amazing good fortune to spend a significant amount of time with him personally every time he comes to my city (Lima), and have been to most of his retreats here. I also met the late Lopon Tsechu Rimpoche when i was a little kid, something i will never forget. I really like Chogyam Trungpa's books and to research about his life, while i also like UG (Uppaluri Gopala) Krishnamurti's ramblings very much (yes, i know he wasn't buddhist, he didn't want to give any teachings as well). Not to confuse with Jiddu Krishnamurti who i don't like at all.
It was on e-sangha that i met fellow forumer UrgyenTashi (real name B. Kiernan), who used to very active there. Long story short, he ended up moving to Lima and we became best buddies. Sadly, UrgyenTashi died a few months ago on this city, on a very shocking accident. I was his closest acquaintance here. He was like an elder brother to me and an extremely kind, fair, honest, sincere person. Remarkable guy.
It is in the memory of him that i am here.
If this is a virtual sangha, do we achieve virtualization instead of realization?