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by conebeckham
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 39
Views: 1922

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: 1922

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: 466

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: 1922

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: 1922

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: 1922

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...
by conebeckham
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 39
Views: 1922

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

I know about this, and that is all I am going to say.
by conebeckham
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Looking 4 Tibetan U-chen for several mantras
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Looking 4 Tibetan U-chen for several mantras

I couldn't get both halves together, but the two posts above, combined, include the whole mantra, along with the title if the mantra at the beginning.
by conebeckham
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Looking 4 Tibetan U-chen for several mantras
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Looking 4 Tibetan U-chen for several mantras

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by conebeckham
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Looking 4 Tibetan U-chen for several mantras
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Looking 4 Tibetan U-chen for several mantras

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The first bit is the "title" and the mantra itself starts with "om."
by conebeckham
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do I know I'm doing things right?
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: How do I know I'm doing things right?

There is so much confusion here. TongLen means "taking and sending." It is part of the Mahayana, really, part of the transmission of "LoJong" or "Mind Training." It can be incorporated into any Deity yoga practice, though.....if you have empowerment and transmission, you simply perform taking and se...
by conebeckham
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Arya Tara
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Books on Arya Tara

The Tara Compendium.

Also I recommend Beyer....a careful reader can learn much about Vajrayana practice.
by conebeckham
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to discover tibetan buddhism?
Replies: 27
Views: 657

Re: How to discover tibetan buddhism?

Hi everyone, 1 uo. New on this forum, i do quick presentation. I'm a french guy,, 31yo. I will go soon in Sri Lanka to discover Theravada tradition. During 6 months. But after that, I will go in India, in Cachemire, to do the same. Practising in monastery during 6 months. And go inside the Shanga. ...
by conebeckham
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3383

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

On the schedule in the other retreat thread, the ngondro practices were given with a time frame of 45, 60 days. Are retreatants accumulating 100,000 during this time? You continue accumulating throughout the retreat, esp. prostrations. But you can accumulate a lot in 60 days, four sessions a day.Fo...
by conebeckham
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5089

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Would you care to flesh that out a bit, Florin? I, for one, have no context and therefore no idea what you are talking about. I do not think it's accurate to say the late Thinley norbu rinpoche would disagree. You make it seem as if he's waving a flag on having no lineage. Rather he is saying there...
by conebeckham
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5089

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

florin wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:12 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Without lineage, there is nothing.
The late Thinley Norbu would disagree.
Would you care to flesh that out a bit, Florin? I, for one, have no context and therefore no idea what you are talking about.
by conebeckham
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5089

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Pema Khandro has students, that makes her a teacher by fiat. Sure. Nonetheless, claims have been made, and it is reasonable to ask for verification or confirmation. "Examine well the potential Guru," etc., right? Yeah, but if we subject all claims made to scrutiny, very few will really stand up. No...
by conebeckham
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3383

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

I'd be interested in a 'map' of traditional Nyingma retreats, correct me if I'm wrong but don't Nyingmas have 'shorter' retreats; "6 months on this" or "80 days" etc. Everyone has shorter retreats, as well. This was the norm, frankly, until Kongtrul. If you're interested in a Nyingma curriculum, ch...

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