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by conebeckham
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 2192

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

I honestly finda that hard to believe. This is bit too much. But still shows how f-ing messy the whole situation is. Kinda reminded me of a passage where Dianna says Akong R. bullied her and CTR when they still were in Samye-ling. But still really? This is a horrible mess. I knew Akong Rinpoche for...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dream of being Hayagriva
Replies: 16
Views: 465

Re: Dream of being Hayagriva

That reminds me of a joke I told years ago, while on retreat, after several days of practice..

"Knock knock"
"Who's there?"
"Hiya!"
"Hiya who?"

"Hayagriva!"

Yeah, I was sleep deprived. :shrug:
by conebeckham
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Meaning of Kamtsang
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Meaning of Kamtsang

"Tsang" (Tshang) means something like "family" and "Kam" is understood as the first initial of Karmapa. So we could say Kamtsang refers to those in the "family of Karmapa," and the title "Karma Kagyu" is pretty much synonymous. In terms of lineage, this refers to the successive Karmapas and their he...
by conebeckham
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 1697

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:20 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Literary Tibetan was actually developed to translate Dharma, specifically—-
That is an interesting point. I did not know that. Thank you.
You’re welcome!
by conebeckham
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 1697

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

I think there is blessing in the Tibetan language. But why would this be the case? Until Padmasambhava hit Tibet, Tibetan was basically the language of warlike bandits and nomadic yak herders. If you were to say this about Sanskrit, the language the teachings were originally taught in... Why would ...
by conebeckham
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 1697

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

Well, as a traditionalist, until a highly realized being translates into English from Tibetan, I think there is blessing in the Tibetan language. (If you feel there are English translations that bear the same blessing, or translations into any other language, that’s fine.....keep on practicing them ...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 1697

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

Knowledge is that which can be communicated, as far as the “means of practice,” or the methods. I think wisdom can be “communicated” but it doesn’t rely so much on language, verbal expression. I think that wisdom is that which one discovers for oneself, in oneself, by practicing methods and also by ...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 1697

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

Learning enough Tibetan to practice is quite useful. And it is a far easier goal than “enlightenment,” of course. Being able to read and understand sadhanas and related tri texts is not a huge undertaking, IMO. But if your goal is to study Kangyur and Tengyur, that’s going to take more effort. Stil...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 1697

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

Learning enough Tibetan to practice is quite useful. And it is a far easier goal than “enlightenment,” of course. Being able to read and understand sadhanas and related tri texts is not a huge undertaking, IMO. But if your goal is to study Kangyur and Tengyur, that’s going to take more effort. Still...
by conebeckham
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra and Dzogchen
Replies: 63
Views: 2196

Re: Mahamudra and Dzogchen

My recommendation is to connect with a teacher. Both approaches rely on a Guru, and that should be the primary focus when one is engaging in either path.
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2224

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Last night Sean Hannity (Fox News contributor) said, “many are hailing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a rising star on the political landscape but in reality, her views, her policy positions, are actually downright scary.” And then showed a graphic outlining her platform: “Medicare For All” “Housing A...
by conebeckham
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10570

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Mukpo and Lakhar were at fault by the standards of the practices they taught... Didn’t they teach guru yoga, and seeing everything the guru did as pure? For all intents and purposes that is the most cult-like teaching imaginable. The potential for abuse is infinite. It is offensive. So if it is ind...
by conebeckham
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 6122

Re: Crazy Wisdom

Whatever we might think of Ngagpa Chogyam..and he quite clearly occupies the thinking of some people a lot..there has never been any suggestion, not even a whiff, of impropriety. Even from those who would be pleased to see him traduced. So as long as a self-proclaimed guru does not shag their stude...
by conebeckham
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Troma Nagmo
Replies: 35
Views: 1327

Re: Troma Nagmo

I was just reviewing some notes, and made an error...the daily Cho LuJin Liturgy done by Karma Kagyupas is apparently not Kongtrul's compilation, but 14th Karmapa's........and also Troma does make an appearance in the Rinchen Trengwa and in some more elaborate feasts...... not an error but: "Troma ...
by conebeckham
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Troma Nagmo
Replies: 35
Views: 1327

Re: Troma Nagmo

I was just reviewing some notes, and made an error...the daily Cho LuJin Liturgy done by Karma Kagyupas is apparently not Kongtrul's compilation, but 14th Karmapa's........and also Troma does make an appearance in the Rinchen Trengwa and in some more elaborate feasts......
by conebeckham
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Troma Nagmo
Replies: 35
Views: 1327

Re: Troma Nagmo

Afaik there is only the white and red feast in Jigten Sumgons chod and the dakini is Varahi. Jigten Sumgons Chod contains only a white/multicolored feast - the red feast in the ususal Drikung-Chod is (more or less) from the 3rd Karmapa's Chod (Tsogle Threngwa) "Tsogle Threngwa" is "Tsogle Rinchen T...
by conebeckham
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Troma Nagmo
Replies: 35
Views: 1327

Re: Troma Nagmo

That is not the point. To spell it out, I have the Ganden transmission which uses Troma Nagmo. I am wondering if I've had contact with this Dakini in any other way. I asked about Garchen la's Chod empowerment because there was no sadhana given and I don't remember the details. I don't remember ChNN...
by conebeckham
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Troma Nagmo
Replies: 35
Views: 1327

Re: Troma Nagmo

Hey Lhasa- In my Chod tradition, which is Kongtrul's and Karma Chagme's coming down from Machig, you don't need a separate empowerment for the Troma visualization; you need to the Chod empowerments and transmissions. I am guesssing Ganden Chod's transmission and "restriction" would be similar in som...
by conebeckham
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 796

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

In Kamtsang Bernakchen and Palden Lhamo most often practiced together. There are several forms of Mahakala that are Yabyum, of course. So it's seems pretty clear that Enlightened protectors can have consorts. There are worldly protectors, as well, that have consorts, as noted here. In fact, some wor...
by conebeckham
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5898

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Shangpa Kagyu’s ChagChen Ga’uma has a definite Pointing Out ritual, FWIW—“like a burglar stealing a glimpse.”

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