Sherab Dorje wrote:
bryandavis wrote:If you have the sadhana that they are using in the drupchen i.e. the Ratna Lingpa Sadhana, you dont need an additional lung for it. If you received the empowerment you may practice with the text that they are using, period.
You may practice it daily as well. You received the empowerment from Garchen Rinpoche, his blessing is inconceivable, he is giving all of us permission to practice in the drubchen, as long as you receive the empowerment. Actually if you were in arizona and came late and missed the empowerment you could still practice in the drupchen.
Group practice (at drubchen or practice at a "temple") does not require a lung, but individual practice (or, basically, possession and use of the text) normally requires lung.
Individual practice normally requires lung, this is true and apparently they gave lung for this it seems. On the flip side this is an unrestricted text on the website. I was responding with the assumption that Rinpoche himself did not give the lung due to his heath. I have been to a Drupchen where there was no indication of the lung being given, i.e. no other lama stepping in and giving the lung after the empowerment or before the start of the practice. Everyone had the practice text, we were given instructions on how to practice using the text as a daily practice etc. at the end of the drubchen. So although there might have been a "lung" in the empowerment period, it did not seem like it. Actually this happend twice in my experience. Once at an empowerment and not a drupchen, where the sadhana was available for those who just received the empowerment. There was no lung at that time as well. Cant speak for other Groups, Lamas, etc.
Also, not saying there was no lung in the empowerment. Was only saying, if you received this paticular empowerment, and there was not a lung up to the start of the durpchen or it was unclear there was,and if they started practicing already, and nothing else was missed, then its fine for you to participate as im sure they would not allow the stream, the ordeing of the sadhana etc... and allow it to be an open webcast.