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by conebeckham
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Important Kagyu texts
Replies: 8
Views: 375

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: 661

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: 375

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: 661

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: 372

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: 682

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: 682

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: 1141

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: 372

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: 1721

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: 1701

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: 1721

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: 372

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: 372

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: 1721

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: 468

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: 113

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.
by conebeckham
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Preliminary Teachings?
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: What are the Preliminary Teachings?

Before "subtle body" practices, you should have learned, and engaged in, the trainings common to the so-called Hinayana and Mahayana paths. These include: Reflection on the four thoughts, taking refuge in the three Jewels and three roots; developing altruistic intention (Bodhicitta) which includes t...
by conebeckham
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis
Replies: 22
Views: 1040

Re: Tibetan Yogis

Whether or not one is a yogi is dependent upon the individual. the guy merely ask which school still has highest number of yogis in their tradition in Milarepa way. perhaps we got our "yogi" definition different. to me a yogi if we speak of vajrayana yogi is the one who practice yogas, ie do work o...
by conebeckham
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 20
Views: 1922

Re: three year retreat experiences?

Yagmort is correct. The idea of the 3 year retreat was propagated by Kongtrul and Khyentse. The reason for the duration is based on Kalacakra Tantra, where is it said this is the timeframe relates to the breath. See Kongtrul's retreat manual for more info if you're interested. Not all monks do the 3...

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