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An Introduction to the White Sangha of Ngakpas and Ngakmos
The white sangha (gö-kar-chang-lo'i-dé or ngak'phang) is a community of yogic practitioners or ngakpas and ngakmos ordained according to tantric samayas. Although we are ordained, Ngakpas (male)and Ngakmas (female) are householders and are bound by different commitments to the monastic or vinaya vows of the Red Sangha.
Mar 2, 2007, 15:29
The Root Commitments of a Ngakpa or Ngakmo
Ngakpas and ngakmos all are committed to avoid 'The Fourteen Basic Violations of the Commitments, Which Are To Be Guarded Against' (bsrung-bya'i damtshig rtsa-ltung bcu-bzhi) from the Anuttaratantras.
Mar 2, 2007, 15:00
The Importance of the Ngakpa Tradition
"It is important that the gö-kar-chang-lo'i-dé is maintained not merely for its own sake, but for the survival of Buddhism in general." Ven. La-kar Chökyi Wangchuk Rinpoche discusses the relevance today of the Ngakpa commitments and practices.
Mar 2, 2007, 14:05
Removing the Darkness of Doubt
A practitioner's account of the style and dress of the ngakpa and its symbolic meaning.
Mar 2, 2007, 13:54
The Ngakpa Disciples of Guru Rinpoche
The ngakpa style of vajrayana practice integrated into lifestyle has ancient roots going back at least as far as the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet. This is illustrated in an ancient thanka.
Mar 2, 2007, 12:36