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by conebeckham
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5092

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:38 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Needs collaboration.
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?
by conebeckham
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5092

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

I wonder why the people on dharmawheel keep trying to harass her. Yes, she has a super long Tibetan name with multiple variants, but so do all Tibetan Buddhists. The beneficial thing about using one’s refuge name or titles is that these have meanings that support one’s practice. Some people choose ...
by conebeckham
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:39 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

Really, Magnus? Have you compared it to the original text? I have not...to be clear. I know it's in the GyaChen KaDzo, and I suppose I could have a look. Most of the book is commentary, frankly, from NgaWang Zangpo, laid out in smaller typeface, or maybe it's italics, I can't recall.....while the t...
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Three year retreat schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Three year retreat schedule

Stewart wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:25 pm
lelopa wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:51 am
From which terma-tradition is the 60 days Dorje Drolo at Bokar NC Ling?
I'm pretty sure it's Yongey Dorje Drolo.

Correct.
Lots of tormas!
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:15 am
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

In retreat, you sleep sitting up , in your "meditation box," so.......you get used to it. Also, yes, when you have established some stability in meditation you do require less sleep. Is that how it's done in all four schools? It's an option not a requirement. For Kagyupas. it's pretty much a requir...
by conebeckham
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:10 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

IME, as one progresses in their practice one needs less and less sleep. could you please elaborate? i am at ngondro stage and have yet to be introduced into meditation practices. so far (refuge/prostrations, vajrasattva and a tad of mandala offering) i didn't experience anyhting like that. do you m...
by conebeckham
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:08 am
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

Dear Cone, First of all, thanks for the inspiration! A question, if I may.. Do you find it useful, in strict retreat, to do all these different practices every day? Have you tried 'just' doing your main practice, with maybe a short protector practice at some point, some wakeup and sleeping methods,...
by conebeckham
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Three year retreat schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Three year retreat schedule

The Shangpa version is interesting... of course it is! LOL :smile: :D Any idea why there is so much emphasis on chod and long life practice towards the end? Also Gyalwa Gyamtso gets nearly the same amount of emphasis as the main deities. Most three year retreats have long life practice at the end--...
by conebeckham
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Three year retreat schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Three year retreat schedule

Sennin wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:40 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Bokar Rinpoche’s monastery has some good general info about daily schedule and annual special practices, as well, from a Kagyu POV. Kalacakra was a specialty of his; it’s not often included at other centers.
The Shangpa version is interesting...
of course it is!
LOL


:smile:
by conebeckham
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Three year retreat schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Three year retreat schedule

Bokar Rinpoche’s monastery has some good general info about daily schedule and annual special practices, as well, from a Kagyu POV. Kalacakra was a specialty of his; it’s not often included at other centers.
by conebeckham
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Three year retreat schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Three year retreat schedule

The one you posted has some "Foundation Practice" and then additional stuff--after the Pakshi Ladrup. I don't know what that is. Where did you get the schedule, Sennin? Is that from a Palpung/Situ Rinpoche site?
by conebeckham
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Three year retreat schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: Three year retreat schedule

This is a pretty typical Kamtsang schedule.
http://www.bokarmonastery.org/mod/karma ... FjdGljZQ==

Here's the Shangpa version....
http://www.bokarmonastery.org/mod/shang ... FjdGljZQ==
by conebeckham
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dissolution of the Deity
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Dissolution of the Deity

From one point of view, it is the end of the Creation stage, as others noted. It's also called "Du Rim" sometimes, or "condensation stage." Seeing it as the final part of Kye Rim can be said to be from the POV of Sarma gradualist methodology. But to think that it is at this point that "completion st...
by conebeckham
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3879

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

From a mundane point of view, It is possible IMO that people approach psychedelics and other psychotropics due to a malaise or antipathy toward the "status quo" of their experience. This may be seen as a sort of "dissatisfaction with samsara" on the surface, and of course it is the result of karma....
by conebeckham
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3879

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

That's a different matter from claiming that such substances can be or are supports on any Dharma path at all I wonder how many people got into the Dharma because of an experience on a psychedelic. None. People "get into the Dharma" because they have the merit to meet the Dharma, period. Has everyo...
by conebeckham
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books that really spell out sadhana practice
Replies: 29
Views: 1152

Re: Books that really spell out sadhana practice

Sennin wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Do any of the tomes mention if verbally or mentally reciting a sadhana is more effective?
I've heard reasons why to do either approach but have never read anything on it.
I seem to recall Light Of Wisdom, vol. II addresses this.
by conebeckham
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books that really spell out sadhana practice
Replies: 29
Views: 1152

Re: Books that really spell out sadhana practice

Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:58 pm
Creation and completion

Deity, mantra, and wisdom
and Vajra Wisdom: Deity Practice in Tibetan Buddhism.
by conebeckham
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books that really spell out sadhana practice
Replies: 29
Views: 1152

Re: Books that really spell out sadhana practice

Light of Wisdom Volume II is a very detailed look at a specific Sadhana, but it's generally applicable to all Mahayoga.

I second Creation and Completion, which encompassses Sarma and Nyingma views, and is not merely about deity yoga, though that is it's primary focus.
by conebeckham
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: HAM and A-shad
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: HAM and A-shad

..and A Shay is like this but without a swirl sometimes....
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by conebeckham
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: HAM and A-shad
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: HAM and A-shad

mmmmmm....

Depending on tradition, these can differ, but most commonly "Ham" is upside down,

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