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by conebeckham
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sleeping sitting up
Replies: 20
Views: 1887

Re: Sleeping sitting up

I have practiced in a box for retreat periods. It's not easy, but there are definitely benefits to one's practice. But I don't recommend trying to do this without good instruction and proper circumstances. I don't know if I could do it for extended periods---my limit was 20 days, FYI.
by conebeckham
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What does Madhyamaka say about birth and death?
Replies: 176
Views: 6504

Re: What does Madhyamaka say about birth and death?

How does it explain the apparent appearance and disappearance of each human life? To illustrate what I mean, how would it explain the appearance and disappearance of a wave on the ocean? It seems to me that the wave has an internal life of its own - a life that depends on the entire ocean, but it s...
by conebeckham
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What makes the dream world "just" like the waking world ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: What makes the dream world "just" like the waking world ?

The Dream and the Waking World are alike in that they both are personally experienced by sentient beings as the contents of mind. Of course, we can say that on the relative level there are differences between the two states. But the point is to understand that one's personal experience of the world,...
by conebeckham
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lama gondu
Replies: 20
Views: 1740

Re: Lama gondu

Many of the Gongdu wangs are included in the Rinchen Terdzo. Maybe not all....but most.
by conebeckham
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lama gondu
Replies: 20
Views: 1740

Re: Lama gondu

"Why" is not really a question that can be answered, Danny. In some sense, Vajrapani could be seen as a manifestation of Vajradhara. In some sense, Vajradhara is the representation of one's root guru in the Sarma. And all yidam deities are equally seen as the root guru in various forms. But more gen...
by conebeckham
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Karling shitro complete sadhana english trans
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: Karling shitro complete sadhana english trans

Thanks for your answers. Yes, zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol, Dr.Gyurme Dorjes complete translation is fine, however it does not seem to contain the liturgy or kyerim. Perhaps I m wrong, but I have been expecting that in kyerim there is a standard meditation procedure of 3 samadhis, invoking...
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lama gondu
Replies: 20
Views: 1740

Re: Lama gondu

Also, there are indeed manifestations of "Vajrasattva" in a heruka form, somewhat like Cakrasamvara, in Sarma. These come from explanatory, general Tantras in the Sarma traditions. There's also a more "peaceful" manifestation of Cakrasamvara. Kagye actually means "8 commands" and it's commonly prese...
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lama gondu
Replies: 20
Views: 1740

Re: Lama gondu

In Sarma systems you'll find variation in sadhanas for both creation and completion stage instructions, even when based on the same tantras. So, for example, Cakrasmavara has many different sadhanas with different creation stages methods, and also many specific traditions of completion stage practic...
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 2398

Re: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism

Maybe it's worth exploring here, my understanding is that Dzogchen as such is really not a wide range of practices, but an approach of view which can involve whatever practice, the state of Dzogchen is not dependent on particular forms or teaching structures. Tsa Lung practices in fact belong typic...
by conebeckham
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 2398

Re: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism

Mingyur Rinpoche is a Palpung Lama in many ways, so Karma Kagyu externally. In addition, his Tergar organization seeks to reach people who may be put off by more traditional presentations, though he does not withhold or water down the teachings. He presents them to achieve maximum reach, IMO. But of...
by conebeckham
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lingdje Räpa and Sartong Chogam
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Lingdje Räpa and Sartong Chogam

I think Saltong Chogyam is the master you're asking about? He was one of the "Three men from Kham" who were the closest disciples of Gampopa.
by conebeckham
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lingdje Räpa and Sartong Chogam
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Lingdje Räpa and Sartong Chogam

Which refuge tree are you referring to? Even in the Karma Kagyu, you will find a variety.....often, a Lama will instruct the painter to add certain masters who are personally influential.
by conebeckham
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How many hours of meditation do Monks do per day?
Replies: 10
Views: 1608

Re: How many hours of meditation do Monks do per day?

As others have said, it can vary. In Tibetan monasteries days are structured around group rituals, jobs and work, and study sessions. In retreat centers, that is where meditation is the focus. As an example, here is the general daily schedule for retreat center at Bokar Monastery in India. 3-5 am Wa...
by conebeckham
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mahamudra of Maitripa
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Mahamudra of Maitripa

If I recall, Brunnholzl translated some in a book of pith instructions--I will look and get back to you.
Maitripa's also important for the Shangpa Mahamudra transmission, ChagChen Ga'uma.
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Manjushri
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: Green Manjushri

Hi Cone, thanks. As I understand it, my friend is not really looking for the whitish green bodhisattva, but a full green (eg like Tara), probably with sword and book or similar. Would the ones you found fit that? Not exactly. The various Shi Tro systems are somewhat hard to differentiate iconograph...
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Leaving Pizzahut.
Replies: 28
Views: 3238

Re: Leaving Pizzahut.

Simon E. wrote: Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:02 am Is that a mantram Cone?
sometimes.
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Leaving Pizzahut.
Replies: 28
Views: 3238

Re: Leaving Pizzahut.

Mmmmmmm.


Pizza.
by conebeckham
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Manjushri
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: Green Manjushri

Tenma wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:49 pm
Lingpupa wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:47 am Has anyone ever heard of a green form of Manjushri?
TIA
Whitish-green, yes.
https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Manjushri
Found in some Shi Tro cycles, as well.
by conebeckham
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are Buddhist Deities?
Replies: 38
Views: 3018

Re: What are Buddhist Deities?

The point of doing lineage prayers for a given practice prior to engaging in that practice is not to invoke these actual sentient beings, IMO, but to generate a sense of devotion and a sense of continuity in ourselves. When one invokes a deity, either in the sense of Jnanasattva or in an "In Front G...
by conebeckham
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kyabje Jigten Sumgon's protection wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 2645

Re: Kyabje Jigten Sumgon's protection wheel

A Khenpo got back to me and explained it's connected to Chakrasamvara and said it can be practiced as a main practice as well. That is really interesting, I did not know about it. Thanks for making this thread. :thumbsup: I think it's connected to Cakrasamvara as presented by the Drikung Lineage. I...

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