In certain posts on ATS I have gone into some detail on Tibet & Lamaism.
I do have some experience of this, and may very soon myself be in the Himalayas for an extensive retreat, though not on the Tibetan side.
I also have friends and "contacts" who are very knowledgable in this area, and have themselves spent quite some time in isolated retreat in this
I am very cautious what I post about on ATS you leave it there for eternity, and information in the wrong hands can be a very dangerous thing
This caution relates only to my personal current spiritual affairs and of current practitioner's now who are in certain places, maybe even "seeing"
all the thoughts of human kind at once.
However there is much wisdom in Don't let the Devil know what you are planing and all that, though Devil is just for ease of understanding by most
reader's of ATS.
Before anyone berates the OP and asks for proof of anything from Tibet they must understand the absolute and nearly total destruction of the country,
its Libraries, Artifacts and the killing of ancient Oral only lineages of Knowledge and wisdom from Guru to Student, ad infinitum.
That is until the Chinese committed genocide their after their invasion, killing many Guru's or cutting out their tongues to stop the transmissions
of the Tibetan knowledge.
Proof being from a web page or photo is not really proof at all, I can show you maps of the flat earth now, and people who still support it.
However there is a long cultural tradition within Tibet of such a place, and Hitler did send expeditions there to search for it.
Really guys when you get into the reality of Tibet and some of the observed Phenomina by both generation and generation there, and also by westerners
such a claim as the Op points out is not soo outlandish.
I can show you "proof" by western scientific research groups now, of monks practising Tumo and sitting naked in the Himalayas and able to melt the
ice around them and never wear clothes or have fires, and living like this for many many years in sub zero temperatures.
I first got interested in Tibet when I read the ramblings of the fraud Lama many years ago, a westerner who stated he had been there and seen many
miracles and mystical things and gained such powers, I read this in my early teens.
I then researched the validity of the material he presented and realised there was one or two grains of truth within a storehouse of falsehoods, but
my interest was piqued and I have explored, and practised since many of the actual Tantric and such like paths within Tibetan Buddhism.
I feel those who want the proof should take the Buddha's advise, that just because he says something, or you read it, no matter where the source,
only accept is if it makes sense to your self after actually trying or looking yourself.
It is sometimes depending on the Sutra stated as " don't trust my words, test them like you would a piece of gold before you bought it"
There are many sources on this out there and I don't think it up to the OP to provide hundreds and hundreds of links for you to troll through.
Often a magical thing in life happens that we ignore, it is called in modern western Pop culture the "library angel", the information you need to
work this out will be there for you, if you make the effort to find the truth on this.
Therefore Op thank you for bringing this to ATS and I hope some people get interested and research this more here for themselves, I am finding daily a
lot of the "textbooks" we we taught from in school were outright lies, so find your own path to knowledge my friends.
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Hate to say this,
But From my experience learning from Shaolin abbots at the Shong Shan (Honan) temple in china. This is important because much of Shaolin buddhism is
associated with the Tibetan sects of Buddhism.
When were you there my friend?
I am sure then we have met people who have met each other as such.
Who was your Guru?
What style did you practise?
Did you join as a youngster to be priviledged enough to have the Abbot's attention, you have to be at a certain stage we both know about for that
privilege, and I honour you with deep respect and awe.
Om Mani Padme Hum
Hows your mandarin now?
You must be Teaching now I am very pleased to have made contact with you on ATS please u2u me with your group details if you dont want them online, I
am very keen to strike up some connection BASSPLYR.
I am a tad confused by this though
The place was legend and revered because these powerful monks lived there. But to be honest their were only a few monks there at any one time, and the
place wasn't considered a magical fairy land or opening to some inner earth.
Really is that what you were taught in that temple by the Abbot?
he is very iron Clad in his unwavering teachings I know.
I look forward to your response and I pray you will allow me the sharing of your wisdom.
Back on topic there is actually an westren research group investigating this, both in Tibet and the North Hole, that being the Hollow Earth theory.
Steve Currey, our previous expedition organizer, took an expedition down the Tsangpo gorge in Tibet in the year 2000 where he discovered a
hidden falls behind which the Tibetans say a cavern leads into the Hollow Earth, which they call Agharta, wherefrom years ago, their legends relate,
the King of the (Inner) World emerged with a message of peace for our outer world, saying his Kingdom some day will emerge to help establish world
All the Tibetan faithful want to go there to die, Steve learned.
Unfortunately Steve Died in 2006,
though I have heard he is back among us again now, though were I am not privy to, and is of little importance to
those who know this.
OurHollowEarth Expedition Group
Please look at the link and some of the scientists involved, the Admirals of the US navy who have stated they have seen the hole and also the other
cultures that support it such as the Eskimo's and the data set's.
Good news though even though Steve passed away a new drive is on to visit this part of the Hollow Earth theory, though they need more money to fund
the voyage, if I had it I certainly would, a documentary will be made when they get there for general release to the public.
North Pole Inner Earth Expedition
At the end of the study, there was still not enough data to disprove the theory that the Earth might be hollow.
In fact, the evidence that the Earth might be hollow became so numerous, that planning for an expedition to the Arctic region as a process for proof
of the hypothesis became necessary. The work to assemble a science team began in 2004. By 2005 the plans for an expedition using the Russian nuclear
powered icebreaker were formulated. Steven Currey Expeditions headed the team and began collecting scientists and engineers from around the world.
By 2005, the team had grown to 22 members, but required 100 members to fund the voyage. In 2006, Steven Currey tragically passed away and was
succeeded by launch manager and PhD Physicist, Brooks Agnew. Dr. Agnew’s great, great grandfather is the Scottish explorer credited with the
discovery of the Magnetic North Pole. Dr. Agnew is continuing the family tradition of Arctic exploration by searching for the North Pole Inner Earth
opening to the core.
Planning was changed as all the funds collected at that time were refunded to all the original participants. The expedition theme was established to
feature five documentary films dedicated to enlightening the world to the nature of Planet Earth and the potential of mankind’s stewardship.
I hope some of the Information here helps both the OP and others who want "Proof" to steer their course to understanding this better.