" Let us suppose that we find out there was a Tibetan Ngagpa from India (NOT Bonpo Lama) who came to New Zealand and taught CH all he knows. How would we then know, where he got his training? How would we know, where he got his ‘qualifications’? Would we then have to trace his lineage all the way back to India and Tibet? How would we know the lineage was authentic? How would we know, that this Tibetan teacher was not just some charlatan Tibetan pretending to be a master? "
With all due respect, Arrow, other lineages in Tibet have a traceable background, and often, web sites. Why not in this case? Why has there been no contact with the Nam clan in India? They are "his clan" after all. Why, if legitimate, would people not be able to find friends, teachers, etc. to back up his claims? Why do other practitioners of Bon say they have never heard of this man or his teachings? One inquiry a few weeks ago was answered as follows:
"We have not heard of Christopher Hansard. Ligmincha Institute was founded by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, he is an authentic Tibetan Bon master who is a lineage holder of the Yungdrung Bon and the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu lineage. Please see our website for more information about Bon and bios of the lineage holders:
There is an authentic Bon teacher that we know of in Canada, Geshe Yongdong and he is in the Vancouver area: <[www.sherabchammaling.com
If I can be of any other assistance, let me know,
This is transparency. We now know that Geshe Yongdong has dropped any association with CH.
So many questions have gone unanswered. No one offers any more facts to refute such odd findings.
We know he is talented and helps people - so do many other people, quietly going about their business.
With so much contraversy, and with a number of discredited teachers of late, it seems a "compassionate" thing to reassure the public that they are not being once again misled. If CH is simply a talented shaman, arising out of the clear blue - then why not say that, without all the unverifiable elaboration that leads to distrust? Trungpa Rinpoche with all his crazy teaching methods at least had the backing of some Tibetan lamas, so people knew he was genuine.