User talk:SherabDrime

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Glad to see you're keeping an eye on me

) Erik

I just wrote a note for you ("format for lineage holders' names?") on Trinley_Shingta discussion. TD --KC: 04:50, 10 July 2009 (UTC)


Without suggesting this is in error: there's no mention of Shentong on the Shangpa_Kagyu page, and no mention of that page on Jonang. Lacuna?

Right ;-), now as to Shangpa and Shentong - I for one have never heard them mentioned together in one breath. But that doesn't mean a thing. The previous Kalu Rinpoche used to teach on Shentong occasionally, and it certainly was a favorite subject of Kongtrul's... TSD
Just so ... a pleasant snarl to untangle. BTW that Kalu, R. is so richly implicated here thrills me no end! --KC:

On a more personal note: it's quite likely I miss one of the "talk" entries in Recent Changes. Apparently the RYWiki email notification engine is asleep with its feet up in the kitchen. If I fail to respond, would you do me a kindess and ping my UserTalk page? That should trigger something. TIA --ben 05:08, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Complex and twitchy, this would be, but I'm thinking the chart on Ralung_Monastery could also be used on Shangpa_Lineages_Outline. Perhaps there's a way of templating this. --KC:



"Keep an eye on" calls for more mindfulness than I can manage ... so I snoop around now and again. ;-p
A question: there are 2 Shangpa_Kagyu pages, yet the category page remains "unwritten". I don't understand how that is so. __{*}__ --ben 19:25, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Hmmm, weird indeed... As to the 2 Shangpa pages, they both ("Shangpa Kagyu" and Shangpa_Kagyu") seem to point to the same entry. TSD
Hmeh ... now I can only find 1. Perhaps the 2nd was a redirect?
Ok, this is odd. The category page actually exists, viz.: here. Yet the category links on the pages therein show as red and point to "edit", as though it does not. I'm at a loss. --ben 05:13, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
Alright then, that's "fixed"... :-)
Evidently. Wish I knew how/why it failed / came good. HeyHo, good in the end! KC:
But something more substantial; I've found this apparent contradiction ... seems to me it appears somewhere else also: "The Shangpa Kagyu school (shangs pa bka' brgyud) developed independently and is not counted among the Four Greater and Eight Lesser Dagpo Kagyu schools" and then "The Shangpa Kagyu is one of the eight great practice lineages (sgrub brgyud shing rta brgyad) of the Tibetan buddhist tradition". Is that precisely true? Or is there some confound here? --ben 21:28, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
Well spotted, and no - there's no contradiction. The eight great practice lineages (sgrub brgyud shing rta brgyad) developed way before the identities of the major schools, as we know them today, evolved. In a way one could say that the "sgrub brgyud shing rta brgyad" represent the early development or grouping together of materials that were brought from India and of what evolved in Tibet itself (namely the gcod tradition). These rather rigid school affiliations evolved with the establishment of ever larger institutions and their gaining more and more political and economic power. That's also more less when all that sectarianism began, which Kongtrul and his contemporaries tried to counter with their "ris med" movement, even though there were many masters who worked along these lines much earlier than Kongtrul and Khyentse etc. If you read histories of the early times, it was rather more the case that there was a lot of free exchange among people and one went to study and practice with whatever great and famous masters were available, regardless of their lineage or school affiliation. As to the Shangpa Kagyu and Dagpo Kagyu, they are often mixed up simply because of the name "Kagyu", not bearing in mind that "Kagyu" means nothing more than "oral transmission", which can of course be applied to any lineage that transmits teachings orally. What muddles the picture further is that the Shangpa never really established any big seats for themselves, they rather "infiltrated" into the other schools and are continued (at least in part) by masters of all extant schools. Best, TSD
Understood, and thanks. So there is a potential confound i.e. the "eight great practice lineages" must be distinguished from the "eight lesser Dagpo Kagyu schools". Very neat. thanks again --ben 00:58, 6 July 2009 (UTC)