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by conebeckham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 807

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: 299

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: 244

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: 23
Views: 752

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: 23
Views: 752

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: 23
Views: 752

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: 23
Views: 752

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: 420

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: 2866

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: 374

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: 374

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: 374

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 ...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu in Taos/Northern New Mexico?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Kagyu in Taos/Northern New Mexico?

I am familiar with KSK. There's a stupa there. I know the lamas. The center follows the tradition of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche. It's a nice place, and the Lamas are great teachers.
by conebeckham
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 3072

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: 3072

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: 3072

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: 1560

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: 786

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: 786

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: 862

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...

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