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by conebeckham
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gampopa and Rechungpa?
Replies: 22
Views: 1179

Re: Gampopa and Rechungpa?

I would say more Dwagpo Kagyu, i.e., Phagmo Drupa. Ha. Where’s their monastery? What I am saying is that Jigten Sumgon got his training from Phagmo Drupa, as did the founder of Drukpa Kagyu. Interestingly, the founder of the Drukpa was originally a Rechung Kagyu practitioner. Even now, Rechungpa is...
by conebeckham
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gampopa and Rechungpa?
Replies: 22
Views: 1179

Re: Gampopa and Rechungpa?

Gampopa's innovations, to call them that, are seen as more widely "approachable" than the tantric path which Rechungpa advocated. But Rechungpa is quite important for Karma Kagyu, and not merely due to the Rechung NyenGyu, which is mostly held by the Surmang sub-branch. It's also somewhat true that ...
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unrestricted Chenrezig Sadhana
Replies: 49
Views: 1880

Re: Unrestricted Chenrezig Sadhana

I have looked through the archives with this. Have one question, however. Which Chenrezig Sadhanas are Unrestricted and can be practised by non-Tantric Initiates? I've had it arise a couple of times, people who are interested but not ready or inclined to take Tantric initiation yet. I know I can re...
by conebeckham
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Morning and Evening Prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Morning and Evening Prayers

Thanks all, that's excellent. Do you know of a prayer I can recite before bed to help me recognise the dream-state? There doesn't seem to be one in the Monlam book. Jim. these sorts of things are found in Six Yogas liturgy, and you'd need transmission, at least in most orthodox Karma Kagyu circles....
by conebeckham
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 31
Views: 2284

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

Although you could argue KonChok Chidu (or even LaDrup Tigle Gyachen) are not yidam practices, in some sense they are Lama practices that function as yidam practices, and both of these definitely have Togal as well. Konchok Chidu has everything, soup to nuts... This is true but according to Tsewang...
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Prayer to Namgyalma
Replies: 14
Views: 2166

Re: Prayer to Namgyalma

Does the Namgyalma mantra begin with "om dhrum soha", "om bhrum soha", either or? :thanks: Depends a lot on how you got the transmission. But if you dont have a lung (and it does not need it) then you can chose. Often the sanscrit version is preffered. (Eg. svaha instead of soha) So you really deci...
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 31
Views: 2284

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

Although you could argue KonChok Chidu (or even LaDrup Tigle Gyachen) are not yidam practices, in some sense they are Lama practices that function as yidam practices, and both of these definitely have Togal as well. Konchok Chidu has everything, soup to nuts... Probably dumb question but...when you...
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Morning and Evening Prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Morning and Evening Prayers

Also--
If you can get your hands on any edition of the KAgyu Monlam prayer book, that is really all you would need in addition to whatever sadhana you're practicing.

https://www.benchen.org.pl/en/programme ... rayer-book

https://www.kagyumonlamchenmo.org/prayers/
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Morning and Evening Prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Morning and Evening Prayers

Most Kagyu Lamas I know recommend doing some sort of ngondro in the morning, even if one has "completed" the accumulations--there are more concise versions available that can be done daily. Assuming you're Karma Kagyu, HHGK OTD has written a concise one that's available on-line I think. In general, ...
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim
Replies: 31
Views: 2284

Re: Yidam w Togal as dzogrim

Although you could argue KonChok Chidu (or even LaDrup Tigle Gyachen) are not yidam practices, in some sense they are Lama practices that function as yidam practices, and both of these definitely have Togal as well. Konchok Chidu has everything, soup to nuts...
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Preliminary Teachings?
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: What are the Preliminary Teachings?

Crazywisdom wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:21 am
Josef wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:30 am
Crazywisdom wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:08 am
Words is Patrul
Patrul was a tulku of Jigme Lingpa and Im sure Cone is well aware of this.
Prob just slip up
Definitely a slip up! :shrug:

Good to keep my honest, and proper" though--thanks guys!
by conebeckham
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 8 Bodhisattvas/8 Consciousnesses
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: 8 Bodhisattvas/8 Consciousnesses

Different Tantric systems will elucidate these differently. It's best to learn this in relation to whatever you may be practicing, in my view. In one particular tradition, for instance, Kshitigarbha represents the sense field of the eyes, Vajrapani the ears, etc.
by conebeckham
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Preliminary Teachings?
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: What are the Preliminary Teachings?

Before "subtle body" practices, you should have learned, and engaged in, the trainings common to the so-called Hinayana and Mahayana paths. These include: Reflection on the four thoughts, taking refuge in the three Jewels and three roots; developing altruistic intention (Bodhicitta) which includes t...
by conebeckham
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis
Replies: 22
Views: 1452

Re: Tibetan Yogis

Whether or not one is a yogi is dependent upon the individual. the guy merely ask which school still has highest number of yogis in their tradition in Milarepa way. perhaps we got our "yogi" definition different. to me a yogi if we speak of vajrayana yogi is the one who practice yogas, ie do work o...
by conebeckham
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 43
Views: 3713

Re: three year retreat experiences?

Yagmort is correct. The idea of the 3 year retreat was propagated by Kongtrul and Khyentse. The reason for the duration is based on Kalacakra Tantra, where is it said this is the timeframe relates to the breath. See Kongtrul's retreat manual for more info if you're interested. Not all monks do the 3...
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: thoughts vs. emotions
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Re: thoughts vs. emotions

For the Mahamudra/Semde instructions which involve looking at the color, shape, coming and going etc. of thoughts, does one practice with what we term "emotions" in the same way? There is no distinction made here between emotion and thought is there? Meaning, if I perceive a jolt of sadness arising...
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tantra and the Luminosity of Dzogchen
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: Tantra and the Luminosity of Dzogchen

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:18 am
the.eleven wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:50 am
Acquainted with tantra, yes.

However, would it be incorrect to assert that as long as concepts are proliferating there is no dzogpa chenpo?
Stillness and movement are the same state.
(/insert rimshot).
by conebeckham
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 43
Views: 3713

Re: three year retreat experiences?

Do a week, with four sessions a day, no internet, TV, music, etc., and minimize contact with others. Imagine that, over more than 3 years. Does this mean that there are no days off or something like a "weekend" structure in a three-year retreat? I understand that there were "rest days" on occasion,...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 43
Views: 3713

Re: three year retreat experiences?

From what I've been hearing, many people only made it halfway through. Both Kagyu and Nyingma retreats, and under many different teachers. For some, they realised that they weren't ready for this at all. Others have completely abandoned Buddhism and decided to be productive members of society inste...
by conebeckham
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Kagyu Ngondro - Mandala Offerings
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Karma Kagyu Ngondro - Mandala Offerings

The Torch of Certainty is essential.

I've done them, but I think a visual demonstration is the only way to go....you need to find someone who can show you in real time. It will all become clear.

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