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by conebeckham
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?

Of course, a Buddha manifesting as a Bodhisattva. He has other manifestations too, such as Hayagriva. If you follow the Nyingma presentation, Dharmakaya Amitabha, Sambhogakaya Chenrezig, and Nirmanakaya Padmasambhava. Yes. And there are HYT forms of Chenrezig in Sarma transmissions, as well.....all...
by conebeckham
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 51
Views: 3979

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

thank you Cone! do you know if he is/will be Shangpa lineage holder? my apologies for the question as i know very little on the subject. I got very good impression of him and at the same time when i see how troubled his training was i am curious if it was complete for him to be Shangpa lineage hold...
by conebeckham
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 51
Views: 3979

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

smcj wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Without pinning down who KR sees as his root guru, I think it safe to say that he has received authentic lineage transmissions.
No doubt in my mind.
by conebeckham
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 51
Views: 3979

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

does anybody know whom Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche considers his root guru atm? Presumably Bokar R. But that's just my guess. HE Situ Rinpoche, I believe, based on what I have heard Yangsi Kalu Rpinoche and HE Tai Situ Rinpoche say in the past. Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche was definitely important to him and gav...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Beginning tantrayana
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Beginning tantrayana

Greetings. How do you define the relationship to a Lama that you have received empowerments from? Do they automatically become your tsawei lama, also considering this person may be the only accessible lama for me? Is it always a choice or can it be circumstantial(karma)? ** Is there a point when be...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4931

Re: What is reborn after death?

Malcolm; Thank you again. However, while I understand your explanation, it doesn’t answer my questions. The Buddha is reported to have spoken of the three conditions necessary for the birth of a human being which includes the presence of a gandharva, but what are the conditions for the arising of a...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Prayer to Namgyalma
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

Re: Prayer to Namgyalma

Indeed.

In my tradition we recite NamJom and NamGyalma zungs before any major drupcho. Most Karma Kagyu associated lamas and monks have it by heart.
by conebeckham
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 40
Views: 1319

Re: Blue "ripple"

I agree that Dems should not try impeachment, unless there is bipartisan support; however, they may now be in a position to subpoena records and protect Mueller. DS Yes. We will have to see what bomb Mueller drops. But I forsee DT being elected to a second term, unless something un-f-ing believable...
by conebeckham
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyung Ney
Replies: 17
Views: 1259

Re: Nyung Ney

Is this practice something that needs empowerment before performing? Ideally, yes. With regard to the discussion---although it's common to explain Nyung Nes as a "kriya"" practice, it can be approached from a variety of views....I will not elaborate, but I will recommend Nyung Nes. This is a powerf...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guru yoga for longchen?
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Guru yoga for longchen?

LongChen Nyingthik is a quite popular cycle, taught by many Lamas throughout the world. You should locate a teacher who teaches this lineage, and take Ngondro transmission. The whole of ngondro is actually really a guru yoga practice. Tigle Gyachen would be something you would practice later on, mos...
by conebeckham
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1349

Re: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism

My personal feeling is that "Rime" is not an institution, nor is it really a separate lineage of practice, so it should be covered under the general TB forum. As a movement, in the 19th Century, it arose due to very specific sectarian issues. In particular, it was largely started and encouraged by S...
by conebeckham
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Bernakchen Sadhana
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: Garchen Bernakchen Sadhana

Hmm, something’s maybe fishy here. I suppose there are many ways of understanding but I was always taught that Dorje Bernagchen was not an manifestation of Avalokiteshvara. Is it possible that Garchen Rinpoche was giving a different empowerment and some well meaning disciple just put some accidenta...
by conebeckham
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tashi Gyepa
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Tashi Gyepa

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by conebeckham
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga with one's enemies?
Replies: 35
Views: 1587

Re: Guruyoga with one's enemies?

At a certain level of practice, all experience is the display of the guru. This includes one’s enemies. There is something called “lama’i Lam Khyer” in this regard. Yes! I am familiar with this idea in general, and specifically as discussed in Dilgo khyentse Rinpoche's book "Wish fulfilling Jewel. ...
by conebeckham
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga with one's enemies?
Replies: 35
Views: 1587

Re: Guruyoga with one's enemies?

At a certain level of practice, all experience is the display of the guru. This includes one’s enemies. There is something called “lama’i Lam Khyer” in this regard.
by conebeckham
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 5852

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

neoliberalism... ...has in fact lifted a billion people on the planet out of chronic poverty. It just hasn't done good things for the American working class. But America First, right? In other words, what I mostly see here is people obsessing about American jobs and American politics, but there is ...
by conebeckham
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Bernakchen Sadhana
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: Garchen Bernakchen Sadhana

I seriously doubt the "full wang" of Bernakchen was given by Garchen Rinpoche over the internet. I don't want to go down that road of discussing on-line empowerments. The complete empowerment of Bernakchen is a very rare thing, but there are torwangs, etc. I didn't know that Garchen Rinpoche gave th...
by conebeckham
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 5852

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

The "conspiracy" is in the way the so-called "dunces" have been convinced that their vote is pointless. Rich people may have one vote each....but all votes are not equal. Money buys votes, and canny manipulators know how to use their money to buy the votes that will influence the game in their favor...
by conebeckham
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist Prayers
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Tibetan Buddhist Prayers

In addition to to all the good advice in this thread, the Kagyu Monlam Prayer Book is a good source for prayers in English. Some are specific to Kamtsang, but many are shared by all Tibetan lineages.

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