"Interviewer: OK, thanks. Can I ask, what is your connection to Namkhai Norbu Ripoche?
Ivo: I hold Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche in very high regard. I have been to several of his retreats and followed many others on webcast with the group at my center, I think he is an amazingly brave and without any doubt very realized Dzogchen teacher. I admire him very highly. He is doing what almost none of the other Tibetan teachers dare to do. I have of course received all the transmissions he gives – what everyone else has also received. I think his Longsal teachings have a great future and are one of the most beneficial things which have happened on the planet lately.
Interviewer: Have you received transmissions in private from him?
Ivo: No. The other teachings I have mentioned so far – I did receive most of these transmissions in private, this is the way I have usually received transmissions. But I never had this kind of relationship with Norbu, although we exchange e-mails from time to time and he is actually one of the very few lamas who knows what happens with us.
Interviewer: You mean about the new cycles?
Ivo: Yes, about that too.
Interviewer: Does he give support?
Ivo: Of course not. None has been asked for, nor needed, and he should not give any, anyway. This would complicate things enormously. These new cycles have really no connection to the Tibetan tradition.
Interviewer: But strictly speaking, neither has his Longsal.
Ivo: [laughing] That’s true. But he is a Tibetan Rinpoche, and he can not escape that. He is stuck."
Is Ivo refering here to his own terma ?
Whoever desires supreme enlightenment should always worship one's self.
One's primordial state is the actual enlightenment, the only one there is.