wisdom wrote:As a result of a number of things, I've decided to ordain into the Nyingma tradition as a monk.
kirtu wrote:wisdom wrote:As a result of a number of things, I've decided to ordain into the Nyingma tradition as a monk.
Clearly your lama will be able to clear everything but I can PM you a contact with a Nyingma monk who just celebrated his ~20th year in robes.
Adamantine wrote:Wisdom, --Who is your Guru, and where is your ideal place to reside? It seems to me there may be many varieties of opportunities for you, but it would help to know more details of specific lineage and your preferences, etc.
JKhedrup wrote:Are you looking for a community in Asia or in a Western country? Do you speak Tibetan or want to access a program in English?
Do you see yourself more inclined to study, retreat or service? All these points might help people better direct you to potential
communities and teachers.
After meeting several students and teachers connected with it, I feel comfortable recommending Orgyen Osal Cho Dzong, the Palyul Foundation of Canada. They have a retreat and teaching centre located in Madoc, Ontario. This is the website: http://www.palyulcanada.org/
They are connected with the Palyul lineage and heirs of the late Penor Rinpoche. I am not sure though what the process for residency and ordination is.
wisdom wrote:Thus living in Canada might be a problem, but who knows maybe I could get residency there.
kirtu wrote:wisdom wrote:Thus living in Canada might be a problem, but who knows maybe I could get residency there.
The monk I mentioned, a US citizen, has been living there for about a year now but also travels to visit family in the US.
philji wrote:Wisdom i rejoice in your decision..one word of advice...dont talk about your decsion to much with others, this could lead to obsatcles. A dear friend of mine who ordained 2 years back and went into retreat had this problem after discussing it with friends online/facebook etc. Her teacher adviced her to keep it to herself and speak only about it with her teacher and close sangha... hope this is of help. Tashi delek.
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