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by conebeckham
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind transcends death
Replies: 35
Views: 943

Re: Mind transcends death

Ironic that one can hunger for something ... They call it suffering or unease or the origin of suffering or unease. I wouldn't call the first two Truths ironic. It is ultimately ironic if the object of one's desire, the very nature of beings, is innate and can't be "obtained," "grasped," or found e...
by conebeckham
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind transcends death
Replies: 35
Views: 943

Re: Mind transcends death

Yes, that makes sense ... though, again, there can be hunger for primordial awareness, like hunger for enlightenment. The hunger is bottomless pot. How much one puts, it cannot be full. Is this hunger is for body or this hunger is for mind? More you seek, more you read, more you meditate. Or whatev...
by conebeckham
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 55
Views: 1193

Re: Good Old Days

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:50 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Nicholas, Nicholas...

Do you have a point?
Fussy, fussy... all these details...

tis all a stage anyway - stories and theater rule.
Perhaps, but I like my stories with instructive positive themes, and happy endings, to the extent possible.
Neither of those factor in to this Shit Show.
by conebeckham
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 55
Views: 1193

Re: Good Old Days

Just to add - On Fox News, this process is being characterized as a coup. One idiot went so far as to call this a regicide. The language that Fox is employing is outrageous and irresponsible. I am wondering if its rising to the level that the FCC could shut Fox News down (obviously not under this P...
by conebeckham
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 55
Views: 1193

Re: Good Old Days

katz_in_the_hat wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:57 am
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:33 pm
The effect of impeachment is to overturn the popular will of the voters...
Except he lost the popular vote so no, it wont overturn the popular will of the voters.
Precisely.
by conebeckham
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: 6 Yogas
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: 6 Yogas

=========================== - Why is in Kagyud, the transference of consciousness replaced by dream yoga ? Transference of consciousness related to the death body that was here my question. So if i understood you well then Shangpa Kagyud has this transference of consciousness related with fresh dea...
by conebeckham
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

A great loss for the Karmapa, and for the Kagyu lineage.
by conebeckham
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: 6 Yogas
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: 6 Yogas

Tashi delek, The 6 Yogas, practised in Kagyud like the 6 Yogas of Naropa / Niguma. Geluk version of the 6 Yogas was received as a transmission from the Zhalu Sakya school, where it had been received earlier as a transmission from the Drikung Kagyu master, Pal Pakmo Drupa. Remarkable that in Kagyud ...
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 1261

Re: So, you read pirated books?

Virgo wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:14 pm
I didn't know pirates enjoyed books. I thought they just enjoyed reading archives.

Virgo
They don't have the patience for books, and it's hard to turn pages with a hook for a hand....mostly, they read Arrrrrrticles.
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Kagyu Tree

Isn't this from one of those True Buddha self-proclaimed Rinpoches of Chinese descent? He has a lineage tree for every lineage, showing how he (ostensibly) inherited every Tibetan Vajrayana lineage? Indian Tantra and Indian Buddhism are not two different things, really. Indian Tantra is part of Indi...
by conebeckham
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 3 Year Retreat @Samye Ling
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: 3 Year Retreat @Samye Ling

I have heard the same from someone who was associated with the center, but have nothing else to add.
by conebeckham
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

I was never taught a formal liturgical form of the ngondro I am currently working on. This also isn't a "group practice". As in I am at a center and I'm leading a practice as some proxy for the lama or center. This is called "practicing at my house". With others, it's a "group practice"---even if i...
by conebeckham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

Group practice should be done in a traditional way, when you are alone it is fine to spend extended time on the parts you want to. /magnus I also agree with this. When I was living at a Dharma center, Ngondro was done as a group practice Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 am. Recitations were done 7 times ...
by conebeckham
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

What makes you think it’s a problem? Because when I practice with a dharma brother he says: this is a problem. Group practice should be done in a traditional way, when you are alone it is fine to spend extended time on the parts you want to. /magnus I also agree with this. When I was living at a Dh...
by conebeckham
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

If you’re taking what is taught an adding something personal that is compatible then it isn’t an issue. For instance, Gompopa’s promise he made to his dying wife was a completely personal drama. But it was in accord with the intentions of the teachings it wasn’t a corruption. “Changing it” however ...
by conebeckham
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: Tibetan or English?

Knowing the 'turns' of the practice by heart, allows the practice to unfold by itself – as it were - when you do it in Tibetan. Very nicely put. That being said, there is, of course, very special blessing and power in the Tibetan and the melodies. No doubt. I don't believe this at all. And even if ...
by conebeckham
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Green Tara saddhana resources
Replies: 19
Views: 2992

Re: Green Tara saddhana resources

Zabtik Drolma, a mind treasure of Chogling's.

Sometimes the empowerment of Green Tara and the 21 Taras from Thukdrup Barchay Kunsel is given...it's described as an "activity branch" of that terma cycle.
by conebeckham
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: what Torma tradition?
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: what Torma tradition?

Sometimes, there are offerings "missing"--say, Argham but no PAydam (Drinking water but not washing water)... I have noticed that in some sadhana. Is it possible for you to explain why? Thanks Cone! Short answer: It's tradition. Longer answer: depends on the practice......just as an example, and I ...
by conebeckham
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: what Torma tradition?
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: what Torma tradition?

Actually, on closer inspection, they may be Karma Kagyu tormas of the Palpung tradition...it's hard to say for sure. The base of the Shelze is fairly thick, and the torma is "stocky." Those are typical characteristics of Palpung tradition.
by conebeckham
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: what Torma tradition?
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: what Torma tradition?

Those are Kagyu tormas......Karma Kagyu, Tsurphu Tradition. You have a "Wangpo Metok" or Flower of the Senses, and a "Drakpo Shelze," or wrathful Food offering. Normally, offerings to deities in front, in other words on the shrine, go from your left to your right, starting with the two waters, then ...

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