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by conebeckham
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Nicely done, twisting my words like that! You must be one of those who feels plain words need to be elucidated. :thinking: I said Mahamudra was not merely a completion stage realization, if you read the entirety of my post. It is also a self-suifficent path, without need of the Two Stages, in my tr...
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are Tibetans racist?
Replies: 28
Views: 551

Re: Are Tibetans racist?

There's some truth to that HuffPost article. My dad's family are Texans. Mom's folks were Olde New Hampshire--There's an intersection in Hanover that bears the names of my maternal Grandmother's paternal and maternal lines. I know about the South Vs. North dichotomy first-hand. And there's no doubt ...
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

..... here is some scriptural backing on no they don't Here is what Tilopa had to say ( with a few different transaltions given ) from Ganges Mahamudraupadesa The followers of Tantra, the Prajnaparamita, The Vinaya, the Sutras, and other religions- All these, by their texts and philosophical dogmas...
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

In fact, we feel this is a misunderstanding of the profound nature of generation Stage. It is a partial and expedient truth to say that Mahamudra and Dzogchen view it as "inferior," IMO. An instruction for specific students. Would you like to explain the nature and function of generation ...
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Magnus, I think you meant to say "bskyed rim doesn't really work without rDzogs rim," and not "rDzogs chen." At least, I hope so! :smile:
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are Tibetans racist?
Replies: 28
Views: 551

Re: Are Tibetans racist?

Not taboo for me. There are many Tibetans who harbor various degrees of racism. I've also seen changes in outlook. I am fairly certain I know more Tibetans the 90% of our membership. My point still stands. The question presupposes a generalization which is the root of racist attitudes, and of tribal...
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

It is said in the hagiography of the glorious Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, The All Pervading Drumbeat of Fame : Maben Chöbar, Tsur Lotsawa and Barekpa Töpagawa, who were pupils of the Indian Vajrapani, came to receive Dharma teaching from Ralo. When he gave them the empowerment and instructions, Tsur Lot...
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Did you even read the excerpts from the Dohas? Would you care to explain how they support your assertions? Because, for me (and I'd guess for others) they are irreconcilably contradictory.
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

I don't agree. Doing the generation stage make you have experiences that can't be grasped or understood by conceptual ideas. If Dharma was a conceptual idea everyone would have figured it out by now, enlightenment would be a university course. The creation stage is completely conceptual. Experience...
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Mahamudra realisations are impossible without Deity Yoga because generation stage practices are the cause of completion stage and enlightenment is impossible without completion stage. You make Highest Yoga Tantra sound inferior to Mahamudra when Mahamudra realisations are completion stage realisati...
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Figuring out generation and completion
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Figuring out generation and completion

Kye Rim is the Tibetan word for "Generation Stage" or "Creation Stage." Sanskrit is "Utpattikrama." Briefly put, this is the method of using one's imagination and mental faculties to create the Yidam Deity and surrrounding mandala. This process can be quite elaborate, ...
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Figuring out generation and completion
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Figuring out generation and completion

Kye Rim is the Tibetan word for "Generation Stage" or "Creation Stage." Sanskrit is "Utpattikrama." Briefly put, this is the method of using one's imagination and mental faculties to create the Yidam Deity and surrrounding mandala. This process can be quite elaborate, o...
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

4 yogas of Mahamudra. You speak of "realisations", in plural, which I assume would refer to something like "stages". As far as I understand the direct introduction given by Norbu Rinpoche in webcast is either "on" or "off", meaning that you either get it or d...
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Yes. My question was a reply to Malcolm's post, edited it after first posting it. But if you answered to me, can you tell me what these methods are, just the names and where I could try to learn them. They (well Shamatha and Vipaysana generally at least) can be learned at many (Tibetan Buddhism-ori...
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

zenman wrote:How about on purely mental level?


Yes.
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Great. Thank you for all the answers. So. There are tantric deity practices for preparation, generation. What are the names of those methods that do the same preparation without deities? I understand the importance of direct introduction and have received it from Norbu Rinpoche. From the Mahamudra ...
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

To piggy-back on what everyone else has said.... Mahamudra is spoken of in many different ways. It is a "state." Dzogchen, too, can be approached with this understanding, but I will confine my comments to Mahamudra. So, Mahamudra is the Result, also the State of Awareness/Emptiness, or som...
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 81
Views: 1108

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Do teachings or practices of mahamudra or dzogchen without tantric empowerment, and deity practice, exist? There is no dzogchen or mahāmudra practice without direct introduction, at minimum. Deity yoga practice is meant for those who do not understand the meaning of dzogchen or mahāmudra directly. ...
by conebeckham
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are Tibetans racist?
Replies: 28
Views: 551

Re: Are Tibetans racist?

Perhaps we could all consider that the very idea of lumping any ethnicity, nationality, or even race into a "whole" and making assertions or generalizations about that one "whole" may be the very root of racism.
by conebeckham
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nagkpa or Nyingma shawl and dress
Replies: 38
Views: 772

Re: Nagkpa or Nyingma shawl and dress

Just to really drive home something that is being hinted at, here.

It's all about the practice. To be a Ngakpa, regardless of whose definition you use, you gotta practice.

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