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Blue Garuda wrote:I recently received an empowerment from Dzogchen Rinpoche who seemed 'ripe' enough and the empowerment has been of great help to me.
As head of Dzogchen Monastery and 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche, I note here that he seems to have a connection to Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, which is surely then a good thing :
http://news.palyul.org/2012/03/24/new-s ... -rinpoche/
ngodrup wrote:Since Dzogchen Rinpoche is Sogyal Rinpoche's brother,
I would bet he has excellent English. Is that a good guess?
Sönam wrote:I like the term Ripe ... because after a while it becomes Rotten
David N. Snyder wrote:
Teachers are like mangoes, because if you dig deep enough, all you find is the pit.
(edit: just to clarify in case anyone doesn't get it; this is just a joke, nothing serious here, of course there are plenty of good teachers.)
David N. Snyder wrote:In slang usage, the seed in the middle; also for something unpleasant, inedible, no good, etc.
Namdrol wrote:Dzogchen should be learned from a ripe master. There are very few of those -- meet them while you still have a chance. I just mentioned two.