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by conebeckham
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 64
Views: 2281

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

The letter refers to Thaye Dorje as Karmapa as well...
by conebeckham
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 64
Views: 2281

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

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Here is the “letter” I spoke of....
by conebeckham
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 64
Views: 2281

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Maybe a lot premature. No one has said anything about there being more than one Karmapa, though many of those rejoicing, and those wringing their hands, have assumed this meeting allows for two (or more) Karmapas. I think that's an incorrect inference. I also saw something on FB about Thaye Dorje r...
by conebeckham
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 64
Views: 2281

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Just to be clear--I agree, it seems there will be a lot of such manipulations, etc. and I don't put much credence in what people post on FB or pretty much anywhere......

We are going to see a lot of nonsense from all sides.
by conebeckham
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 64
Views: 2281

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

So.... should we be registering karmapas.org, or not yet? Maybe a little premature. We don't know how or even if this will eventually play out. There may be one, two or no Karmapas for all we know. Talking of multiple Karmapas, anyone have any news how Dawa Sangpo is taking the latest developments?...
by conebeckham
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Learning Tibetan
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: Learning Tibetan

In general, is it more important for a practitioner to focus on learning Classical Tibetan or Colloquial Tibetan? Does anybody have an answer or even a non-answer? Silencemonkey nailed it, but in case you missed it, he/she said: *** Classical is absolutely essential for understanding Dharma. Plain ...
by conebeckham
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 72
Views: 1258

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

You think being at mass events will teach you what you need to know? Do they live here? Did they even learn proper English? I can see this is getting people very defensive. That is good. This glide path is very obvious and should be talked about. The way it is successful is for those of us with tra...
by conebeckham
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 64
Views: 2281

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

I hate to say it, but many of the most fervent "supporters" of each side in the conflict are continuing to act like schoolboys brawling over their football teams. Do you know of any "fervent supporters" acting like schoolboys still on Thaye Dorje's side? All I have seen is happiness for the meeting...
by conebeckham
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 64
Views: 2281

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

I think that, despite the paucity of information about this meeting, there are a couple of interesting points that I haven’t seen raised anywhere. The first is that the meeting lasted over several days – unlike Ogyen Trinley’s meeting with Shamarpa in 2007 which only lasted an hour or two. Clearly ...
by conebeckham
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 64
Views: 2281

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Such good news! :smile:
by conebeckham
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: PAKYONG AIRPORT in Sikkim
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: PAKYONG AIRPORT in Sikkim

Looking forward to trying this...
by conebeckham
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Learning Tibetan
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: Learning Tibetan

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:00 pm
mandog wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:46 pm
In general, is it more important for a practitioner to focus on learning Classical Tibetan or Colloquial Tibetan?
i would like to ask the same.

dharma tibetan is different?
Yes.
by conebeckham
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Learning Tibetan
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: Learning Tibetan

mandog wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:24 pm
How distant is "Dharma" Tibetan from colloquial Tibetan?
Fairly distant.
by conebeckham
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What does this mean? Tibetan script...
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: What does this mean? Tibetan script...

Yes-Om Ah Hung. Normally used on the backs of a thangkas during consecration.
by conebeckham
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 39
Views: 2249

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

Is it common practice to abuse kids in monasteries? Is that what the buddha taught? It seems like there's no difference in Buddhist monks and the Romain Catholic priest. The truth always comes out. This is why blind path is stupid and dangerous. I'm not saying all monks are bad, just like not all p...
by conebeckham
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 39
Views: 2249

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

Corporal Punishment is being phased out at most monasteries, but change is slow. Is it common practice to abuse kids in monasteries? Is that what the buddha taught? It seems like there's no difference in Buddhist monks and the Romain Catholic priest. The truth always comes out. This is why blind pa...
by conebeckham
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the difference between Guru Yoga and Yidam practice, and how do they relate to the Four Noble Truths?
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: What's the difference between Guru Yoga and Yidam practice, and how do they relate to the Four Noble Truths?

In addition to all the good points that have been raised- Yidam practice serves various functions. Yidam is guru, as others have said. So, one's mind as yidam's mind, is also one's mind as guru's mind. Yidams are also associated with various activities--this is a common Nyingma presentation. In Sarm...
by conebeckham
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 39
Views: 2249

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

... if he has renounced the whole thing and gone against his lineage for whatever reasons justified or not, why would he want to give teachings anyway? And if he is giving teachings, does he teach Vajrayana, or personal stuff unrelated to lineage? In the Vajrayana system he is the lineage. He teach...
by conebeckham
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 39
Views: 2249

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

It is possible that parts of each side's story may be true, while other parts may not be true. It is possible that there are mis-interpretations on one or both sides, as well.
by conebeckham
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 39
Views: 2249

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

The reason I responded was because you asked the question. I think I am the guy most "representing" Shangpa around here, though I did not choose to be that guy, nor am I a mouthpiece for anyone but myself. I have a deep and abiding love and connection with the Shangpa Kagyu transmission and with the...

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