15 August 2020

Practice and Ordinariness - Ngakma Nor’dzin & Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin

Ngakma Nor'dzin

In this video from February 2010 Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ‘ö-Dzin discuss being ordinary and being practitioners.


Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin: One of the most important aspects of what we do is to take our practice into our lives and yet live lives that are pretty much the same as everyone else’s.

Ngakma Nor’dzin: To all intents and purposes we just look like ordinary people most of the time. We wear our robes when we’re ‘on duty’, if you like – when we’re being ordained practitioners: so when we’re teaching, we’re representing the Lineage in some way. But in other ways our lives are very ordinary – we were ordinary clothes ...

Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin: … and we look like ordinary people because we are ordinary people. You don’t have to have a spiritual organ somewhere in your body in order to make it possible to practice. It actually means that you’re part of the world, but your practice is part of what you do.

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