Dharma Path by Kagyu Thubten Chöling

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Dharma Path by Kagyu Thubten Chöling

Postby ChangYuan » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:22 pm

So, I was wondering what people know of this program. Is this something I should wait until I have been practicing for a while before starting or can it be good for beginners?

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Re: Dharma Path by Kagyu Thubten Chöling

Postby heart » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:32 am

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Re: Dharma Path by Kagyu Thubten Chöling

Postby Dhondrub » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:00 pm

Magnus is right.There is nothing wrong with checking out Lama Norlha and Kaguy Thubten Chöling to see for yourself if you feel its appropriate for you. The program looks good.

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Re: Dharma Path by Kagyu Thubten Chöling

Postby conebeckham » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:52 pm

Lama Norhla is a great teacher, and very traditional in many respects. I'm sure this "Dharma Path" is a worthwhile course of study.

If you are serious about practice, and enjoy a structured approach, this would be a good way to go. There are practice commitments--one hour during work days, and two hours on two days off, or 9 hours of practice commitment a week. I don't know what the details are, but I'm sure the path follows a Kagyu presentation, with emphasis on Mahamudra at some point. You can contact them and ask.....

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Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
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Re: Dharma Path by Kagyu Thubten Chöling

Postby Karma Yeshe » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:50 pm

I Took Refuge with and have been a student of Lama Norlha Rinpoche in the Dharma Path Program for the past few years. In my opinion it is a very good program that is a ground up approach to Tibetan Buddhism in the Kaygu Lineage.

When you enter the program you are given a Mentor, all of whom have completeed at least one three year retreat, and a very clear set of audio and written material. One of the nice things about the Dharma Path is that it is set up so that people who might not live close to KTC can take part via phone & E mail. This particular Program is very traditional and based in the Kaygu Lineage but flexable enough so that those of us from the west are able to benifit in a very positive way.

Certainly worth exploring.

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Re: Dharma Path by Kagyu Thubten Chöling

Postby mzaur » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:24 am

I'm trying to find more info about this program but the site is very limited. For those familiar with the program, what does it actually consist of? Does it begin with ngondro and then generation stage, completion stage, and mahamudra? Is that what "very traditional" means? Or does it mean that a lot is left out and only taught if you do a retreat?


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