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by conebeckham
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Types of emanations
Replies: 24
Views: 415

Re: Types of emanations

Do you see those functions continuing for any length of time Cone? Again, not a closed question. Yes, I do, but not without change. I have witnessed positive changes--a decrease in the use of corporal punishment, increased awareness of abuse, sexual and otherwise, and increased emphasis on secular ...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Types of emanations
Replies: 24
Views: 415

Re: Types of emanations

Raising the question does not imply one fixed answer Cone.. 'What are the purposes of Tibetan Monasteries in the post Invasion era' ? May convey more skillfully what I meant. Particularly as they are largely now divorced from the feudal society in which they functioned. I agree, no fixed answer. My...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Types of emanations
Replies: 24
Views: 415

Re: Types of emanations

By their money, some "fake" tulku helped more the dharma than true tertöns. Do you know the price the maintenance costs of a monastery ? Monasteries don't maintain Dharma transmission, realized beings do. Inauthentic practitioners destroy Dharma transmission with their dirty money. I prefer a more ...
by conebeckham
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1213

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

That wasn't Dudjom R was it? I thought it was Jamyang Khyentse Ch Lodro? (Sorry, writing on mobile phone) Yes, JKCL. He died in 1959, when Sogyal Rinpoche was 10 or 11 years old. Yes, JKCL. My most sincere apologies. Hmmm, guess I have to rethink the family link thing. Maybe, but Dzongsar Khyenste ...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1213

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

Lingpupa wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:22 pm
That wasn't Dudjom R was it? I thought it was Jamyang Khyentse Ch Lodro? (Sorry, writing on mobile phone)
Yes, JKCL. He died in 1959, when Sogyal Rinpoche was 10 or 11 years old.
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16974

Re: The DJKR Topic

"Pure Perception" for sadhakas such as ourselves is a "practice." But remember that those with true Pure Perception, like Guru Rinpoche for example, saw some beings as demons needing to be tamed. These beings had Buddha Nature, the same way Hitler did. Doesn't mean Hitler gets a free pass. Samaya an...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Choosing Yogacara over Madhyamaka
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Choosing Yogacara over Madhyamaka

If you approach Yogacara as a phenomenology, not as a sort of idealistic philosophy or an ontological statement, you'll find it quite useful in understanding mind and experience. But for the absolute word on Buddhist Ontology, (or lack thereof!), I think Madhyamaka is the key. I don't think these tw...
by conebeckham
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16974

Re: The DJKR Topic

Of possible interest: https://tricycle.org/magazine/quit-guru-yoga/ Suddenly he don't feel all alone anymore, good for him. :smile: /magnus Batchelor is ridiculous. You have some Western Buddhists, encouraged by cultural attitudes of Tibetans, who think that gurus are popes and one should never obs...
by conebeckham
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Takhyung Barwa
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Takhyung Barwa

I have no idea.....bumping though!
by conebeckham
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5912

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

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by conebeckham
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2608

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

From "Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism", by the late Kalu Rinpoche. 1st paragraph of the chapter on Guru-Yoga, pg 73: The practice of Guru-Yoga and a special attitude which views the teacher as guru is something which is particular to the Vajrayana path. In the sutra tradition of the Hinayana and th...
by conebeckham
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2608

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

Malcolm does not discount the teacher's "blessings," let's be clear about that. Nor do I. Nor should any Vajrayana practitioner. In reality, what people should be focusing on is the five indriyas, the first set of components of the thirty-seven adjuncts to awakening. This takes care of the whole is...
by conebeckham
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2608

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

Primarily, the permission and authorization to practice in future. When you word it that way it sounds like you're getting a hall pass in school. When people get "hall passes in school," it's usually to go somewhere, but normally the student will be actively asking to go somewhere ("Restroom,"), or...
by conebeckham
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2608

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

Malcolm, In the "sakya" section you have posted the the upcoming (in April, 2018) HHST empowerment of yamantaka may be taken as a "blessing". What is this? It means that HHST is allowing people to attend the empowerment without making a practice commitment. I understood that part. But if you don't ...
by conebeckham
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2608

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

To enter the Vajrayana path, it is necessary,initially, to have an external, flesh and blood teacher (unless you're one of those "stars-in-daytime-sky" folks who meets Vajrayogini directly or something like that) and to receive the transmission, which includes wangs, tri, lungs, and especially "pith...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: How to say "Happy Birthday" to a tulku.
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: How to say "Happy Birthday" to a tulku.

འཁྲུངས་སྐར་

That's honorific, which is what you want to use.
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Language
Topic: How to say "Happy Birthday" to a tulku.
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: How to say "Happy Birthday" to a tulku.

Trungkar Tashi Delek I think, or Kyekar Tashi Delek. But it is not culturally Tibetan, as Malcolm alludes....
by conebeckham
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 97
Views: 8301

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.

Thinking that the deity and the guru are different is a misunderstanding of empowerment, and can be argued to be a cause for not even receiving samaya.

Just throwing that out there.....
by conebeckham
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingtik
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Longchen Nyingtik

Why be sorry?
Strange.....
by conebeckham
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast
Replies: 28
Views: 1177

Re: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast

Great podcast--enjoyable, and informative. Dispels some pretty common misconceptions with clarity and concision. Should be required listening for a few folks who've identified themselves as "teachers," in fact.