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by conebeckham
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 40
Views: 1872

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: 1492

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: 878

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: 1581

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: 809

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: 1437

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: 1956

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: 1956

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: 7351

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: 809

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: 7351

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: 496

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.
by conebeckham
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?
Replies: 22
Views: 1695

Re: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?

Can you see Buddha Nature? If not, why practice Buddhism?
by conebeckham
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the point of vajra songs?
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: What is the point of vajra songs?

well......traditionally, these are "sung" during Drupchos, at least in my tradition.....there's also a tradition of singing them within a ritualized framework....we call this a "Kagyu Gursto Puja" or something. The point of such songs, in a ritual context, is to reach the meaning, and not merely the...
by conebeckham
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 7351

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Basically, no one has any f*&^ing idea of what is going on or what to do about it -- and frankly, no one ever has.
And, I am increasingly convinced, no one ever will.

We should do what we can, of course. But there is no end to politics, etc., as long as we all are not liberated.
by conebeckham
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 6558

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Generally the Karmapa has not been involved in temporal politics in Tibet, other than in regard to the spiritual hierarchy of the lineage if you want to call that politics. The Dalai Lama holds the position of the temporal head of Tibet, and is also a high tulku within the Gelug lineage. In general...
by conebeckham
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 7351

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Bernie is a terrific person but clearly too far to the left to be a realistic prospect. You know this world is done for when health care, infrastructure and education are considered left wing... It also shows a very profound ignorance of basic economics. When you weed out the noise from credit cycl...
by conebeckham
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 6558

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

The letter refers to Thaye Dorje as Karmapa as well...
by conebeckham
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 6558

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

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Here is the “letter” I spoke of....

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