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by conebeckham
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2387

Re: Antifa at it again

KeithA wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:54 am
amanitamusc wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Nemo wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:39 pm

Plently of armed antifa.
Source of the pic please?
I believe it's called "photoshop" ;)
A Google search shows that it is a Leftist militia located in the Puget Sound area, state of Washington.
by conebeckham
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2387

Re: Antifa at it again

http://www.businessinsider.com/wall-street-journals-andy-ngo-writes-cowardly-islamic-england-2018-8 Not exactly “fake news,” but certainly biased opinion from Mr. Ngo. I don’t condone Antifa violence but this guy’s a magnet. I can't remember the last time violence ever solved an issue like racism e...
by conebeckham
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2387

Re: Antifa at it again

http://www.businessinsider.com/wall-str ... and-2018-8

Not exactly “fake news,” but certainly biased opinion from Mr. Ngo. I don’t condone Antifa violence but this guy’s a magnet.
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drupchen/Drupchod
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: Drupchen/Drupchod

If you want to read about the most elaborate Drupchen that I know of, there's a doctoral thesis about the Gongpa Dupa Do, the root of all Anu Yoga in the Nyingma, out there on the interwebz, which goes into great detail about the specifics of the practice--basically there are a bunch of separate Dr...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyigma and Kagyu differences
Replies: 18
Views: 612

Re: Nyigma and Kagyu differences

a difference i know is that nyigma have anuyoga and kagyu does not. Well, quite a few schools of kagyu have some terma teachings so some version of anuyoga is probably present. True, there are several Kagyupa's that were treasure revealer's, but in this case then those terma's would probably be pre...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyigma and Kagyu differences
Replies: 18
Views: 612

Re: Nyigma and Kagyu differences

Please could someone tell me, what are the main differences between Nyigma and Kagyu schools of tibetan buddhism? These are institutional designations and the question as it stands is too vague to answer accurately. Nyingma as an institutional "school" can be understood as a collection of lineages,...
by conebeckham
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Chenno chanting
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: Karmapa Chenno chanting

Very kind of you both, but not accurate. I can read Dharma language, sadhanas mostly and "tri" but my vocab and grammar is not strong enough for philosophical texts. I am working on the vocab peculiar to Dzogchen practices lately, but most of my familiarity is with the styles of Kongtrul, Karma Chag...
by conebeckham
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1260

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

yeah. buddhism originally was for missionary activity. buddha created a religious school of thoought modelled on jainism with the objective of reforming jain and hindu thought. there were periods in indian history were buddhism became the main philosophy in india. missionary activity was done by bu...
by conebeckham
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Chenno chanting
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: Karmapa Chenno chanting

You'll find this mantra mainly in 3 practices--the Kamtsang Ngondro, where it is part of the Guru Yoga, the Thun Shi Lama'i Naljor, which is a sort of guru yoga practice focused on the 8th Karmapa, and also in the guru yoga focusing on the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpai Dorje. It means "Karmapa Know...
by conebeckham
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Chenno chanting
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: Karmapa Chenno chanting

You'll find this mantra mainly in 3 practices--the Kamtsang Ngondro, where it is part of the Guru Yoga, the Thun Shi Lama'i Naljor, which is a sort of guru yoga practice focused on the 8th Karmapa, and also in the guru yoga focusing on the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpai Dorje. It means "Karmapa Know ...
by conebeckham
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Raptors !!!! We The North
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Raptors !!!! We The North

Kudos to the Raptors. They beat our B team.


:shrug:

Seriously, though, they are a great team and they played a better game, overall, than my Warriors--esp. in the last two games.
I love Toronto, as well....great city, great people.
by conebeckham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 209
Views: 15596

Re: Socialism & Communism

Communism as practiced was and is inhuman. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tiananmen-square-30-years-later/ I'd say that has nothing to do with communism, but there is no state that truly "practices communism." Oppression exists in capitalist "democracies" as well, and individuals are de-valued to som...
by conebeckham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 209
Views: 15596

Re: Socialism & Communism

Communism as practiced was and is inhuman. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tiananmen-square-30-years-later/ I'd say that has nothing to do with communism, but there is no state that truly "practices communism." Oppression exists in capitalist "democracies" as well, and individuals are de-valued to som...
by conebeckham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Like a dream or a kind of dream?
Replies: 30
Views: 1100

Re: Like a dream or a kind of dream?

Every moment you are not resting in a personal knowledge or conviction of unconditioned awareness is actually a "dream" or illusion, a sort of delusion. Tibetan traditions generally do differentiate between dreaming and "waking state," you know. We say there are three states or "bardos" related to l...
by conebeckham
Thu May 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are yidams and Tibetan Buddhist "deities" actually real?
Replies: 50
Views: 1762

Re: Are yidams and Tibetan Buddhist "deities" actually real?

Yidams are as real as your thoughts. The appearance of the Yidam may be as real as one's thoughts, but the essential yidam is the ultimate nature, which is equivalent to the nature of every thought. The essential Vajravarahi and Cakrasamvara is the unity of the emptiness of appearances and the Immu...
by conebeckham
Thu May 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Manjushri Garland Clarification, Please?
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Manjushri Garland Clarification, Please?

In general--and you really should clarify these details according to the specific practice instructions, usually (but not always) found in the Tri texts--when one is practicing nyenpa for actualizing/activating/accumulation of a deity, the mantras would face in, and would be written clockwise and ro...
by conebeckham
Thu May 16, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 833

Re: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism

Dear Dharma friends, I have noticed that the sexual intercourse image clearly presented in the Kalachakra deity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalachakra) in the Tantric Buddhism. The followers actually get involved in 'sexual intercourse' during the process of Kalachakra practice. It is surrounded...
by conebeckham
Sun May 05, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 55
Views: 2465

Re: Finding Your Guru

Lama Tashi is great, and the center in Aurora is very nice. There is also this center.http://www.ksdl.org/blog/

Lama Tenzin Dakpa is genuine.
by conebeckham
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Thrinley Nyingpo Practice from Chokling tersar
Replies: 15
Views: 3637

Re: Thrinley Nyingpo Practice from Chokling tersar

There's a very concise daily practice which I think is suitable for you. https://lhaseylotsawa.org/texts/the-con ... y-practice
by conebeckham
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Differences between sects
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Differences between sects

What I have found personally useful is to attend events at various centers, to get a feel for the flavor of practice and instruction. I think the reading recommendations are good ones. The similarities, especially for someone outside of a Tibetan cultural background, will probably be far greater tha...

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