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by conebeckham
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 51
Views: 670

Re: DNA TESTS

I'm awaiting results from LivingDNA.com, myself. Given my last name, and fairly extensive research on my mother's side (maiden name Lewin), it's a sure bet most of me is British/English. Definitely some German in there, whether Angle, Saxon or whatnot. LivingDNA breaks down the British Isles into m...
by conebeckham
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 51
Views: 670

Re: DNA TESTS

I'm awaiting results from LivingDNA.com, myself. Given my last name, and fairly extensive research on my mother's side (maiden name Lewin), it's a sure bet most of me is British/English. Definitely some German in there, whether Angle, Saxon or whatnot. LivingDNA breaks down the British Isles into mo...
by conebeckham
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6739

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Are their different types/categories of Buddhas ? Would Elemental Buddhas be in a different category than Sakyamuni Buddha ? When we talk about "Elemental Buddhas" we're talking about High Tantra, and I don't think we can have much public discussion about this topic. Really, when you say "Buddha" y...
by conebeckham
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6739

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Are their different types/categories of Buddhas ? Would Elemental Buddhas be in a different category than Sakyamuni Buddha ? When we talk about "Elemental Buddhas" we're talking about High Tantra, and I don't think we can have much public discussion about this topic. Really, when you say "Buddha" y...
by conebeckham
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6739

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

The idea that one particular group of human beings is more or less responsible for more or less drastic change on this planet is reasonable, from one point of view. From another point of view, all human beings, and all sentient life on this planet, are part and parcel of it...we ARE the Earth. It is...
by conebeckham
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6739

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

You'd think this event would also be publicised in prominent Tibetan news papers, websites, etc. Also Indian news sources.... :shrug: I haven't investigated that yet..but it would of popped up in other Google searches. ... Unless it's total and complete fabrication, in which case legit media would ...
by conebeckham
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 6739

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

You'd think this event would also be publicised in prominent Tibetan news papers, websites, etc. Also Indian news sources.... :shrug: I haven't investigated that yet..but it would of popped up in other Google searches. ... Unless it's total and complete fabrication, in which case legit media would ...
by conebeckham
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Scriptural Basis for Three Roots
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Scriptural Basis for Three Roots

The Three Roots don't exist in Sutra, as far as I know, but only in Tantra. Depending on what system you're practicing, they could be Lama/Yidam/Khandro, or Lama/Yidam/ChoKyong.
by conebeckham
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim

Lingpupa wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:58 am
The story goes on:
https://www.thestatesman.com/cities/kar ... 19916.html

Is it hilarious or just sad?
Both, IMO.
by conebeckham
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Death Ceremonies/Rituals in Geluk Lineage?
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Death Ceremonies/Rituals in Geluk Lineage?

At my sangha we normally do a medicine buddha puja, the 35 confessions practice, and Lama Chöpa. I've had a look on Gompa Services to get an idea of the more extensive services which include Lama Chöpa, reciting the prajnaparamita sutras, Guhyasamāja self initiation, and various protector practices...
by conebeckham
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind-streams: Separate?
Replies: 114
Views: 2173

Re: Mind-streams: Separate?

Those who perform proper analysis acquire wisdom whereas those who do not perform proper analysis never end conceptualization. When one analyzes, one is engaged in conceptualization. When one analyzes properly, one exhausts conceptualization (regarding the object to be analyzed). If you are trying ...
by conebeckham
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind-streams: Separate?
Replies: 114
Views: 2173

Re: Mind-streams: Separate?

They go on contemplating endlessly trying to find "nothing", ie. analysis without remainder. Pursuing an impossible end is, in my view, and endless austerity. Kamalasila in the quote says that those who do not perform proper analysis do not end their conceptualisation, even if they temporarily susp...
by conebeckham
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Death Ceremonies/Rituals in Geluk Lineage?
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Death Ceremonies/Rituals in Geluk Lineage?

As someone familiar with Kagyu and Nyingma traditions, I am curious as to what rituals or practices Gelukpas perform for the dead. In my tradition, it's common to do "Jangchoks" for guiding the deceased, and there are many....I've participated in ones related to NamCho Amitabha, Akshobya, the 35 Bud...
by conebeckham
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim

Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Tashi Ding I hope
I would imagine so, and Pemayangtse as well. There are a number of retreat centers in Sikkim, as well, and I would imagine they would welcome a visit!
by conebeckham
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Five Basic Nyam
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Five Basic Nyam

These are specific to Samatha--I've usually heard these described more as signposts of the stages.
"Nyam," to me, are the three--bliss, clarity, and non-thought/Absence of thoughts. But those apply more to the Mahamudra tradition, I suppose.
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: ‘Dharmas do not arise’
Replies: 49
Views: 1801

Re: ‘Dharmas do not arise’

What I always want to say is ‘but I still have to mow the lawn’. Is that the limit at which you felt comfortable stopping your analysis of your mowing experience? From here I do encounter this declaration on DharmaWheel regularly, but I don’t understand it. What I always want to say is ‘but I still...
by conebeckham
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 20829

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

The thing is that the guru cannot show you your nature even with the help of his own words let alone with the help of descriptions that come out from someone else's mouth. Please elaborate, because with what I am understanding or perhaps interpreting, I do not agree at all. An authentic teacher wil...
by conebeckham
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 20829

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

A quality of Recognition is "confidence." But that "confidence" doesn't mean one cannot confirm with the guru. That is actually an appropriate thing to do, though admittedly not always an easy thing to do. EPK's Club Nondualité article is worth reading with regards to this issue. E.g.: "The process...
by conebeckham
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 20829

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

I find that odd since won't this line of thinking lead to the conclusion that pretty much most teachers (past and present) are at best delusional and at worst liars? I'm not sure why you have come to that conclusion, Pero. Frankly, the phenomenon of "mass DI" is a relatively recent development. Unt...
by conebeckham
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 20829

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

EPK's Club Nondualité article is worth reading with regards to this issue. E.g.: When Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche was once asked to give pointing-out instruction to a group of many thousand people, he simply laughed of the absurdity, because nondual mind needs to be authenticated by the teacher and he kn...