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Would you get ordained?

Discussion in 'Buddhism DIR' started by Sharon Saw, May 14, 2012.

  1. Sharon Saw

    Sharon Saw Exploring

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    What were most of us doing when we were 22 years old? Or if we are younger than that now, what are we doing now?

    When he was 22 years old, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche was not yet officially recognised as a Rinpoche, yet his powerful, unstoppable Dharma imprints from previous lives have already been evident throughout his youth and culminated in this request for ordination. A year later, Rinpoche's dream came true when he was ordained by H.H. the Dalai Lama himself in India...

    Read about it in his own words and see the rare footage...
    I’M REQUESTING ORDINATION 1987 | Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
     
  2. AmerikanZen

    AmerikanZen Active Member

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    No, no reason for me to.
     
  3. Shuddhasattva

    Shuddhasattva Well-Known Member

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    I'm a bit sick of Dalai Lama worship.
     
  4. Music

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    I certainly have the desire but not the will. Hopefully, I will be strong enough in the future.
     
  5. dyanaprajna2011

    dyanaprajna2011 Dharmapala

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    As I have two kids, it would be very difficult for me to be ordained. However, I'm hoping in a future life, I'll have the ability to do so.
     
  6. DreadFish

    DreadFish Cosmic Vagabond

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    I would consider ordination in one of the schools of zen, as in Japan, zen priests do not have the same kinds of restrictions because they do not follow the patimokkha.

    Also, if given the opportunity and the right teacher, I would like to take samaya vows and be ordained as a ngakpa in the Nyingma or Kagyu traditions.
     
  7. Shuddhasattva

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    Good choices! I assume you have read about Aro Ter?
     
  8. dyanaprajna2011

    dyanaprajna2011 Dharmapala

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    Zen and Nyingma, those would be my first two choices too, however, I wouldn't ever rule out Theravada, especially the Thai Forest Tradition.
     
  9. Starsurfer93

    Starsurfer93 Soul-Searcher

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    I sometimes can see myself becoming an ordained monk. Particularly so in the Zen schools since I'd be allowed to marry if I'm not mistaken. I'm not sure if I would undergo the training in this life time, but I would never rule it out. And if not now, I would hope that I do in future lifetimes.
     
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