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I am long time student of Chogyam Trungpa. Unfortunately, the current situation at the sangha (now Shambhala International) is in a state of chaos. I am interested in becoming Alan Wallace's student. I'm wondering if his path is similar to Vajradhatu, in other words, start with shamatha/vipassana, then ngondro, and then abhiseka. Thank you

  • Hello and welcome to Buddhism Q&A. Are you familiar with Reginald A. Ray dharmaocean.org - he is a prominent student of C.T. who spun off his own practice. Might be another option to consider? – Andrei Volkov Feb 4 at 17:26
  • i hadn't heard about that, hope you're OK. hopefully Chogyam Trungpa was just abusing his power over his students, and that's all he did. good luck in finding a new teacher! – sorta_buddhist Feb 5 at 0:08
  • @Andrei Volkov, I have thought of Reginald Ray but he is on retreat and not taking any more students. Word is that Ray's ego is gotten a little out of control; on a bit of a Guru trip. From what I've read Alan Wallace is probably a good bet. – kaicyee Feb 5 at 18:28
  • As a C.T. student are you not worried that A.W. seems to be more inclined towards theory and formal structured "buddhism" rather than hard-core real-life practice? – Andrei Volkov Feb 5 at 18:30
  • Not true at all about Alan Wallace. He's all about practice. Checkout this link: media.sbinstitute.com/courses/fall2012/… – kaicyee Feb 5 at 19:25

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