Will wrote:Mullin translated a couple of valuable text collections on the Six Yogas:
http://www.amazon.com/Six-Yogas-Naropa- ... 1559392347
Also his Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa has comments by early Geluk adepts.
Luke wrote:This looks interesting, but if you look at the schedule, there are only 5 days of actual retreat practice! That seems like hardly enough time to learn one of the Six Yogas, let alone all six plus Mahamudra.
Perhaps I'm too cynical, but that whole website seems to just be about serving up short-term exotic adventures for the affluent.
Luke wrote:I think that combining adventurous travel in Asia with Dharma teachings can be a good idea, but I just think that a topic could be chosen which could actually be covered well within the duration of the trip.
Another thing is that I didn't see any prerequisites mentioned on that page. I saw a link for a reading list, which didn't seem to work. But it seems a bit odd that no prerequisites (other than money) were mentioned on the main page. Perhaps requiring participants to actually be Buddhist and to have at least started Ngondro might be a good idea??
If the company wants to run trips which are open to anyone with money, then it might be better to choose some topics which would benefit even non-Buddhists and Buddhists who don't meditate regularly.
Also, I wonder how much of the fee for the travel package goes into the local Mongolian economy or to the Mongolian Buddhist monasteries which the participants will visit? I know some Buddhist monasteries in India where 333 US dollars is enough to support a monk there for a whole year!
I don't know for sure, but my feeling is that one would be able to benefit more beings by giving money directly to the local lamas and monasteries and perhaps hiring a translator.
Hello from Toronto airport. I have finished my 35 city US teaching tour, and am returning to Mongolia via Korea.
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche used to say, "Opinions are like warm piss. Everyone has their own."
Of course it is good to give donations to the local monasteries. I highly recommend that, and list 30 or so projects on my website, www.glennmullin.com. But nobody in Mongolia is very well versed in the Six Yogas.
As for doing something more general, it's not my style. My own belief is that tantra is self secret. Only those with the karma will show up.
With all good wishes,
Ngawang Drolma wrote:I hope it's not wrong to write this, but when I visited the website I felt a little bit suspicious too. Hmmmm.....
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