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by conebeckham
Thu May 24, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Guess who said this?
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: Guess who said this?

What is your understanding of what he is saying with respect to "Kagyu orthodoxy?" I'm genuinely curious. For that matter, what is "Kagyu orthodoxy" anyway? I am not sure I know....

Perhaps this is matter for another thread, though.
by conebeckham
Thu May 24, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Guess who said this?
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: Guess who said this?

Why does it matter who said it? Especially when it is taken out of context and is essentially slander in that it misrepresents the view in the above article? I don't know if it's slander....but I think the quotes, taken out of context, lead to assumptions that are not borne out by What Rinpoche is ...
by conebeckham
Mon May 21, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?

རྣལ་འབྱོར་པ is the Tibetan for "Naljorpa," which is usually translated as "Yogi." A literal translation is "one who is in union ('byor.pa) with the natural state (rnal)." The entire purpose of Tibetan Buddhist practice is to attain this state, for the benefit of self and others. To obtain Buddhahoo...
by conebeckham
Fri May 18, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 1545

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Like 99% of Americans these days, I choose my news/opinion sources to support my views: liberal, left-leaning, anti-Trump. I've tried to include non-left-leaning news/opinion sources in my reading list ... but never really found anything/anyone that clicked with me. Can anyone here recommend some g...
by conebeckham
Thu May 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 1369

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment

NyangRal Nyima Ozer was the first recognized Terton, I think. Later, Terdag Lingpa and Dharmashri collected a variety of sadhanas and wangs,including those of NyangRal, into a a collection called the Do Jo'i BumZang, which was actually an impetus for Kongtrul's Rinchen Terdzo. It's also a core of th...
by conebeckham
Thu May 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: om Mani Padme Hung Meaning
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: om Mani Padme Hung Meaning

https://www.amazon.com/Chenrezig-Lord-L ... 0963037102

There is much to say about this mantra. Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche's book is a great resource for anyone practicing Chenrezig.
by conebeckham
Wed May 16, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Visiting His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Visiting His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Why he cannot visit Rumtek ? .....its a long, long story..... perhaps the Indian govt could help with that one also..... He has only recently been given permission to travel to Sikkim...withe exception of Rumtek and it seems that he has not agreed to a date yet. Right....KY, if do not know why HHGK...
by conebeckham
Wed May 16, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Visiting His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Visiting His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

When i may ask, why can His Holiness not visit Rumtek Monastery, which is the Head Monastery of Kagyu ? Why he cannot visit Rumtek ? .....its a long, long story..... perhaps the Indian govt could help with that one also..... He has only recently been given permission to travel to Sikkim...withe exc...
by conebeckham
Wed May 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Visiting His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Visiting His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

His Holiness is living in New York State, and is mainly not appearing in public, though he will teaching and bestowing empowerments, and attending the North American Kagyu Monlam, this summer, in or near New York. I don't know anything about him going to Rumtek; he's free to travel in Sikkim, at thi...
by conebeckham
Tue May 15, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 1369

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment

The Sakyapas practice Nyang's Guru Drakpo, and I was fortunate to receive that transmission from KyabJe Dorje Chang Sakya Trizin some time ago, before watching the livestream here. TBRC has several versions, but I have the Tibetan of the Sakya version. I'm not familiar with Pema Lingpa's terma. Nyan...
by conebeckham
Mon May 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 1545

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

... Yet, what is even more baffling and sad are the people that continue to support him. Sadly, this is not too mysterious. For the Republican party, who (temporarily) control house, senate and presidency, this is a chance to ram through as many federal judicial appointments as possible. Hard to ov...
by conebeckham
Mon May 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?
Replies: 60
Views: 2344

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?

That's interesting, can you say more about it? With a complete main initiation of one of the four classes of tantra, one also receives the vajra-master empowerment that invests one with the authority to give initiations, teach the tantras, perform consecrations, etc. Of course, having received this...
by conebeckham
Fri May 11, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: On the Rohingya in Myanmar
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: On the Rohingya in Myanmar

If you're in the USA, PBS "Frontline" show did a very good story on this last week. It's worth seeing--there is secret video footage that was smuggled out, and it is quite clear this is an instance of ethnic cleansing and abject cruelty on innocent people. The refugee camp in Bangladesh is said to b...
by conebeckham
Fri May 11, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 1369

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment

Was this Guru Dragpo from NyangRal termas?
by conebeckham
Thu May 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 18
Views: 523

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

Just remember, the ultimate aim is to cut through attachment. I recall a Lama saying that the reason a kangling was first used was that the chodpa was in a cemetery and felt the need to call on the guests, so he picked up the first thing he could find as a horn, and it happened to be a thighbone! Ap...
by conebeckham
Wed May 09, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum
Replies: 21
Views: 561

Re: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum

at the top left is Atisha & at the right Tsongkhapa - so it seems it is a special lineage within the Gelug-Tradition Possibly. It's not part of the 13 transmissions of the Six Armed Protector in the Shangpa, for sure. I also note a mix of Geluk and Nyingma-related figures...Yama Dharmaraja would be...
by conebeckham
Wed May 09, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum
Replies: 21
Views: 561

Re: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum

The thing is, this is iconographically quite similar to the regular, solitary Sita Mahakala ShadBhuja, or Gonkar Yishin Norbu, of the Shangpa, except for the consort and the hand implements. Chogling's is in dancing posture, with one leg up. Jangter forms have multiple faces. Ga Lotsawa has a tradit...
by conebeckham
Wed May 09, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum
Replies: 21
Views: 561

Re: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum

Could be a terma perhaps.... /magnus Possible, though there's some Geluk iconography which makes me question that--Gelukpas are pretty specific about what Terma they incorporate. The only Chagdrupas outside of the Shangpa traditions I'm aware of are one from Chogling Tersar, and I think one from Ja...
by conebeckham
Wed May 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum
Replies: 21
Views: 561

Re: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum

Very interesting, and not part of the traditional 13 transmissions of the Six Armed Protector according to the Shangpa Kagyu. There are Yabyum Chagdrupas, but the White one is not one of them. It is possibly not "correct," and the variety of deities and lineage figures indicates quite a mix....... ...
by conebeckham
Wed May 09, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum
Replies: 21
Views: 561

Re: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum

at the top left is Atisha & at the right Tsongkhapa - so it seems it is a special lineage within the Gelug-Tradition Possibly. It's not part of the 13 transmissions of the Six Armed Protector in the Shangpa, for sure. I also note a mix of Geluk and Nyingma-related figures...Yama Dharmaraja would be...