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My monk friend in Arizona told me to go see this young Lama in Pasadena, if things didn't work out with his teacher in San Francisco. I drove over and liked the young guy almost immediately. I mean he was the nephew of a very big Tibetan heavy. I could really appreciate this. We talked for eight hours and I thought this young Lama was pretty hip. I mean he felt like my brother. The link was good. The Lama spoke good English, almost with a tone of affectionate disdain for America and its temper tantrums. I mean you could talk to this guy and just enjoy it. The young Lama was interested in quantum mechanics and the cybermania plaguing the land. He even knew Jim. " Oh, he's just mixing shit up and confusing himself, " Lama giggled. " Why don't you come to India? " Lama invited. " We can do ngondro there. You know all those prostrations. " I was tempted. Now my trip had more scope. I could visit the little fluffy red-head in Europe, see dad's grave in Israel, and do some ngondro in India. I even figured I could write a screenplay in Nepal, maybe.
It was a good way to get a handle on all the sweetly wailing demons inside of me. The young Lama said the multi-media thing was OK. I said goodbye and just floated through the theatres and restaurants of Orange county. I floated through its unknown malls and towns, scribbling down notes for my TV show. My new pilot was improving considerably with age. I was engaging my characters now on multiple levels. I even thought of a cool device to expose past karma. My divine couple would find clues to their past lives in a hidden photo album during crucial moments of anticipated revelation. This stuff kept me pretty busy.

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The following comments are for "Harvest of Gems: Meeting Lama Wangchen"
by gamblerman

"Lama Wangchen Rinpoche"...
That's my lama! Thanks for posting this here, Michael. Blessings;-)

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: March 4, 2008 )

How often do you hear from Lama Wangchen?

I have not talked to him since 1995.

That's the way the karmic cookie crumbles.


( Posted by: gamblerman [Member] On: March 4, 2008 )

Karmic cookie crumbs...
(I sent you an email, Michael) The last time I was in the physical presence of Lama Wangchen Rinpoche was in 1998. So, how about you and your root lama? Is there a lama (famous one anyway) that you haven't met?

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: March 4, 2008 )

Have not met Karmapa yet....

Would like to.

So you haven't seen LW for quite a while. Did you read the Bodgaya chapter from Harvest 3? That was a bout LW in Bodgaya with me....

I sent it to you again.

Did oyu ever read the Little Monk screenplay I sent you?


( Posted by: gamblerman [Member] On: March 4, 2008 )

Karmapa...yep, yep, yep....
The Karmapa, yes, that would be something to meet him. That would be such an honor and very special blessing.
Yep, just got it, read it. Little Monk (like your root lama)...only read the "Little Monk" you posted here.

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: March 4, 2008 )


I sent the LM screenplay to you in December.

Check your back's in an attachment.


( Posted by: gamblerman [Member] On: March 4, 2008 )

spoke with Lama Wangchen Rinpoche yesterday....
I am continuing my practice as his student. He told me distance did not matter, many of his own teacher's students (which were in the thousands- you know that "Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche" was a major one )did not see him physically for several years at a time, and Lama Wangchen now has many hundreds of students as well. He wants me to come and visit him in person for my next empowerments/ceremonies,etc.---as soon as I am finished with this hospital pre-operative regime that will take up the next few months time for me, well I am off to Los Angeles to once again be in the presence of Lama Wangchen. He said, every couple of years in person is fine, distance means nothing between teacher and student, reading the Sogyal Rinpoche book (The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying) reminded me of that and so I am very glad to have followed up with my lama and know he still considers me his student and will continue with me.


( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: May 31, 2008 )


Good of you can see LW. I have not seen him since 1995. We went to India together. Karmapa is now in America at last! he was in NY and going to Seattle.

Someday I'll meet him!


( Posted by: gamblerman [Member] On: May 31, 2008 )

Karmapa & Yansi Rinpoche
Yes, now that I am back to go see Lama WangChen in person, I too, very much want to one day soon also meet Karmapa and little Yansi Rinpoche.

I know you'll beat me to you though, Michael, you lucky. Hope your health is good and I send you good wishes and many blessings. Namaste.

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: May 31, 2008 )

I just found out! Karmapa did a secret trip to SF and I missed him by four days and he was a 15 minute walk from me...



( Posted by: gamblerman [Member] On: June 1, 2008 )

Secrets and more...
But, you did already meet the incarnation of Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, little boy monk Yansi Rinpoche! His smile is so sweet in his pics:

Hopefully, when I am back soon to visit Lama in Los Angeles, he will tell me if I can one day meet Karmarpa and little Yansi Rinpoche. (a secret visit to SF, and only 15 minutes away?, WOW)

The days fly by, and Lama told me that doing the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche and the Tara prayer (besides the Om mani) is all I need to keep to my practice for now. You were right on target.

Again, I send you prayers and wishes for many blessings for your health and happiness.

A good friend of mine (connected to Yogi & Lama) recently had to sign a confidentiality agreement with Paramount concerning a very famous director that will be doing a film based on what he does now, I had written a blog about it (which I almost posted here and did post on but I had to pull it down at the request of my friend due to the confidentiality agreement, all I can tell you(I am terrible at secrets) is that it will be something really special having to do with ancient kung-fu young martial artists and their practice Shoalin mysticism, and it will be out sometime in 2010. I am very excited and can hardly wait till it comes out.

But I think I am more excited about going to go visit Lama first...and if you get wind of another secret visit from Karmapa, please tell me. I would love to be there.

Blessings & Namaste

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: June 2, 2008 )

Yangsi at Mahavajra.Org...well at least I can spell my Lama WangChen name...duh?
It is Yangsi not Yansi...(I can't believe I misspelled his name more than once too!)

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: June 2, 2008 )

Karmapa went to Seattle and then is going home. He was in NY for a spell. This was his first trip to the USA...

I scolded the people who hosted K in SF for not telling me. K will be back...,


( Posted by: gamblerman [Member] On: June 2, 2008 )

H.H. the Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa
Btw, I think much has changed since you last spoke to Lama WangChen. When I spoke to him a few days ago I could sense it, the vibe was so powerful, it was intense, I was filled with a great joy during and after my conversation with him. Plus he is giving me his blessings that my hospital ordeal goes well. And yes, the the H.H. Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa will be back and of course you will be there to meet hi...blessings to us that we may both find ourselves in his presence one day very soon. Namaste;-)

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: June 3, 2008 )

Yansi not Yangsi---Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche incarnation
Oh, duh? It turns out I was not wrong in my initial spelling, after some more research and questioning I found out that even on the site there is a contradiction in the spelling. Young Yansi Rinpoche is the name for the young child incarnation of Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche of Kagyu lineage.

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: June 3, 2008 )

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