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Interview w/ Lama Palden (6 Yogas, 3yr retreat, Kalu Rinpoche, 16thKarmapa)

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Hi everyone,

Here's an interview with Lama Palden - she goes into a lot of detail about experiences with 20th Century masters such as Kalu Rinpoche and 16th Karmapa, and talks about the curriculum and daily schedule of the 3 year retreat she underwent.

Let me know what you think :-)

https://www.guruviking.com/ep27-lama-palden-mystic-of-sukkhasiddhi-guru-viking-interviews/

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Show notes:
In this episode I talk with Lama Palden, author and Lama in both the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.

We learn about Lama Palden’s childhood memories of past reincarnations, and how a spontaneous experience of Jesus healed her of early trauma.

We hear stories of powerful personal encounters with some of 20th century’s most renowned lamas, including Kalu Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and the 16th Karmapa.

We also explore details of Lama Palden’s 3 year retreat under the guidance of her guru Kalu Rinpoche, and explore dire warnings from Tibetan masters about the future of humanity and what we can do to help.

Topics include:
0:00 - About Lama Palden
0:44 - Childhood mystical experiences
05:36 - Past life memories
09:23 - Why did Lama Palden incarnate in this life?
11:24 - How a spontaneous experience of Jesus healed childhood trauma
19:17 - Healing trauma through meditation
22:40 - Dealing with peoples’ negative energy
25:58 - Was Jesus a mahasiddha?
31:01 - Collective karma and the Buddha Maitreya
33:49 - Meeting Kalu Rinpoche
41:12 - Is 3 year retreat enough to be called a ‘Lama’?
44:18 - Personal memories of Kalu Rinpoche
51:04 - Common misconceptions about spirituality
57:04 - Kalu Rinpoche’s yogic mastery and vitality
59:00 - The effects of the 6 Yogas on the physical body
1:01:28 - Meeting Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
1:02:14 - The powerful presence of the 16th Karmapa
1:12:43 - How Lama Palden works with students
1:15::14 - Seeing the shadow side of students and personality disorders
1:20:32 - Subtle body transmission of the 16th Karmapa
1:25:37 - The curriculum of Lama Palden’s 3 year retreat
1:33:12 - Leaving her 10 year old son to go on retreat
1:37:20 - Daily retreat schedule and the details of the yidam practice
1:46:30 - Dire predictions from Tibetan masters about the future of humanity
1:49:07 - How to help humanity
1:54:29 - Studying with Lama Palden

RE: Interview w/ Lama Palden (6 Yogas, 3yr retreat, Kalu Rinpoche, 16thKarm
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2/26/20 4:09 PM as a reply to Steve James.
Thanks for this interview. She founded and did her work at Sukkasiddhi just down the street from me for a long time. Local dharma hero!

RE: Interview w/ Lama Palden (6 Yogas, 3yr retreat, Kalu Rinpoche, 16thKarm
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3/13/20 6:44 PM as a reply to Steve James.
Another good one.  Interesting to hear her take on dharma as compared to Ken Mcleod's (also a student of KR's).  Ken is more sort of 'demystifying' & such.