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Jikan wrote:My wife noticed a flier for an event featuring this fellow at a local yoga center.
What's going on here?
At first glace this appears to be a case of an authentically-trained Geshe "going Galt" and taking the spiritual alternative route. Or... ? I don't get it and I don't want to be presumptuous.
Jikan wrote:What's going on here?
blue*angel wrote:I believe those who really want to see the truth have no difficulty finding it. There is plenty of information about Lama Norbu available on the internet. Here are some answers to the questions posted here.
Lama Norbu began his study of the Dharma in the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and was ordained in Sera Mey Monastery in 1987: http://www.universal-wisdom.com/index/lamanorbu.html
As to validation of his credentials...
In 2004 Lama Norbu was one of the 14 monks who took part in the first Monks in the West conference at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas: http://www.urbandharma.org/monksinwest.html
He was one of the 22 monks taking part in the Monks in the West II in 2006: http://www.urbandharma.org/mitw/mitw/mitw1/sitemap1.html
In 2008, Lama Norbu took part in Gethsemani 3: Monasticism and the Environment: http://www.urbandharma.org/G3/index.html.
These are just a handful of references I found after a few minutes of browsing the internet (Has anybody on this forum used Google before?).
Lama Norbu also wrote a wonderful book about his life journey, Love Sutra Lama: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Sutra-Lama-Norbu/dp/0982733763
The truth is - it's all out there if you care to look. And instead of speculating about a person whom you do not know yet and speaking ill of him, why not get to know him better? Why not hear his teaching first? We all have a lot to learn from Lama Norbu. And yes, I am blessed to have met him in person, and I have been to his workshops, and I have heard his teachings. And I must say, he is a true Teacher.
White¤Angel wrote:Thanks, dear "username", for your sincere concerns. I have edited my post to make it more clear. Sounds like you have your share of stories to tell. Then why don't you, in place of making ungrounded accusations...
Sadly or luckily I am, too, well-seasoned in so-called cultish situations and could have been hurt but only gained experience...
Most of the times I just see how people hurt themselves though, even in a well-protected environments.
And no one is calling to forget all other Masters/teachings, just to lay those books aside once in a while and let open our senses.
your not-really White¤Angel .