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by conebeckham
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Empowerment needed for tummo?
Replies: 17
Views: 939

Re: Empowerment needed for tummo?

Tummo is really a sort of general term, with many methods, etc. It is most properly understood as a completion stage instruction, and like all completion stage instructions from HYT, it comes from the Tantras. In this case, mainly Hevajra and Cakrasamvara Tantras, though you will also find some mate...
by conebeckham
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Retreats in tb
Replies: 63
Views: 1674

Re: Retreats in tb

Excellent post, Dzoki.
by conebeckham
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Retreats in tb
Replies: 63
Views: 1674

Re: Retreats in tb

Hi I have some pieces of information of meditation retreats in Tibetan buddhism and was hoping if someone could enlighten me about it. Some are said to do so called box retreats, sitting upright up to 20 hours a day. On the other hand I got the impression that group meditation is not practiced in m...
by conebeckham
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Important Kagyu texts
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Important Kagyu texts

Miroku wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Thank you Malcom and Conebackham!
conebeckham wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Gyu Tag Nyi
I was not able to find this one. Do you know how it is called in English?
Sorry, “The Two Chapter Tantra” is another name for the Hevajra Tantra.
by conebeckham
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu Monlam live on FB- who is this lama?
Replies: 20
Views: 807

Re: Kagyu Monlam live on FB- who is this lama?

I think this is the first time they’ve streamed a wang from the Monlam. Kyabje goshir Gyaltsap Rinpoche la chaktsallo!

So fortunate and happy to see this.
by conebeckham
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Important Kagyu texts
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Important Kagyu texts

It’s best to get a wang for Hevajra, but any of the HYT major wangs is acceptable. Most often, Demchok would be the main basis in Kagyu. One other text of equal importance to those mentioned by Malcolm is the Zabmo NangDon, or Profound Inner Meaning. Kongtrul’s commentaries on Gyu Tag Nyi, Gyu Lama,...
by conebeckham
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu Monlam live on FB- who is this lama?
Replies: 20
Views: 807

Re: Kagyu Monlam live on FB- who is this lama?

Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa la Chak Tsal Lo!

Truly one of the great masters teaching today. We are fortunate.
by conebeckham
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Happy Losar !
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Happy Losar !

Bokar Losar, as well....Bhutan Losar too, I think!
by conebeckham
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gampopa and Rechungpa?
Replies: 22
Views: 796

Re: Gampopa and Rechungpa?

I would say more Dwagpo Kagyu, i.e., Phagmo Drupa. Ha. Where’s their monastery? What I am saying is that Jigten Sumgon got his training from Phagmo Drupa, as did the founder of Drukpa Kagyu. Interestingly, the founder of the Drukpa was originally a Rechung Kagyu practitioner. Even now, Rechungpa is...
by conebeckham
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gampopa and Rechungpa?
Replies: 22
Views: 796

Re: Gampopa and Rechungpa?

Gampopa's innovations, to call them that, are seen as more widely "approachable" than the tantric path which Rechungpa advocated. But Rechungpa is quite important for Karma Kagyu, and not merely due to the Rechung NyenGyu, which is mostly held by the Surmang sub-branch. It's also somewhat true that ...
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unrestricted Chenrezig Sadhana
Replies: 49
Views: 1304

Re: Unrestricted Chenrezig Sadhana

I have looked through the archives with this. Have one question, however. Which Chenrezig Sadhanas are Unrestricted and can be practised by non-Tantric Initiates? I've had it arise a couple of times, people who are interested but not ready or inclined to take Tantric initiation yet. I know I can re...
by conebeckham
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Morning and Evening Prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Morning and Evening Prayers

Thanks all, that's excellent. Do you know of a prayer I can recite before bed to help me recognise the dream-state? There doesn't seem to be one in the Monlam book. Jim. these sorts of things are found in Six Yogas liturgy, and you'd need transmission, at least in most orthodox Karma Kagyu circles....
by conebeckham
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 31
Views: 1833

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

Although you could argue KonChok Chidu (or even LaDrup Tigle Gyachen) are not yidam practices, in some sense they are Lama practices that function as yidam practices, and both of these definitely have Togal as well. Konchok Chidu has everything, soup to nuts... This is true but according to Tsewang...
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Prayer to Namgyalma
Replies: 14
Views: 1786

Re: Prayer to Namgyalma

Does the Namgyalma mantra begin with "om dhrum soha", "om bhrum soha", either or? :thanks: Depends a lot on how you got the transmission. But if you dont have a lung (and it does not need it) then you can chose. Often the sanscrit version is preffered. (Eg. svaha instead of soha) So you really deci...
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 31
Views: 1833

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

Although you could argue KonChok Chidu (or even LaDrup Tigle Gyachen) are not yidam practices, in some sense they are Lama practices that function as yidam practices, and both of these definitely have Togal as well. Konchok Chidu has everything, soup to nuts... Probably dumb question but...when you...
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Morning and Evening Prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Morning and Evening Prayers

Also--
If you can get your hands on any edition of the KAgyu Monlam prayer book, that is really all you would need in addition to whatever sadhana you're practicing.

https://www.benchen.org.pl/en/programme ... rayer-book

https://www.kagyumonlamchenmo.org/prayers/
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Morning and Evening Prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Morning and Evening Prayers

Most Kagyu Lamas I know recommend doing some sort of ngondro in the morning, even if one has "completed" the accumulations--there are more concise versions available that can be done daily. Assuming you're Karma Kagyu, HHGK OTD has written a concise one that's available on-line I think. In general, ...
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 31
Views: 1833

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

Although you could argue KonChok Chidu (or even LaDrup Tigle Gyachen) are not yidam practices, in some sense they are Lama practices that function as yidam practices, and both of these definitely have Togal as well. Konchok Chidu has everything, soup to nuts...
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Preliminary Teachings?
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: What are the Preliminary Teachings?

Crazywisdom wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:21 am
Josef wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:30 am
Crazywisdom wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:08 am
Words is Patrul
Patrul was a tulku of Jigme Lingpa and Im sure Cone is well aware of this.
Prob just slip up
Definitely a slip up! :shrug:

Good to keep my honest, and proper" though--thanks guys!
by conebeckham
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 8 Bodhisattvas/8 Consciousnesses
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: 8 Bodhisattvas/8 Consciousnesses

Different Tantric systems will elucidate these differently. It's best to learn this in relation to whatever you may be practicing, in my view. In one particular tradition, for instance, Kshitigarbha represents the sense field of the eyes, Vajrapani the ears, etc.

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