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by conebeckham
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Chod and Sur offerings
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Chod and Sur offerings

Let's get the typcial response out of the way first....."Ask your Lama." Okay, now that we've covered that..... Jamgon Kongtrul wrote a Sur Offering which requires only a "transmission." It's not particularly associated with 1,000-armed Chenrezig, but normally one does self-generation of Chenrezig f...
by conebeckham
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: what is Namtoza ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: what is Namtoza ?

Namtose? Known as "vaishravana" in Sanskrit... Namtose is a "protector" in the Karma Kagyu scheme of things....he's also known as one of the 4 directional gaurdians. He's also associated with "wealth." http://tsemtulku.com/resources/buddhas/vaishravana/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;...
by conebeckham
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Time in Kalachakra
Replies: 6
Views: 3623

Re: Time in Kalachakra

This initiation could be done because Shangpa sheltered Jonang and so they became lineage holders of this Tantra. Well....not technically correct. By the time of Taranatha, there was no institutional Shangpa lineage, you know. The Shangpa transmission existed in the Karma Kagyu institutions, the Sa...
by conebeckham
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is Nyingma the Most Liberal?
Replies: 16
Views: 2317

Re: Is Nyingma the Most Liberal?

Yep- It's a mistake to think that hippies with striped Zens, Long hair, earrings, aren't serious, committed practitioners with samaya. In the same way it's a mistake that everyone who looks that way is a committed practitioner. But--as Dharma Practitioners, we shouldn't become too attached to our ju...
by conebeckham
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: good day, folks
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: good day, folks

Were you formerly Spiny? :smile:
by conebeckham
Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche and Jonang
Replies: 1
Views: 2143

Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche and Jonang

Just thought this may be of interest to you all....

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by conebeckham
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 4277

Re: Milarepa empowerment

I think that's a reasonable outlook. But if you read the biographies of great Lamas, like Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, or Jamgon Kongtrul's Autobiography, you'll see that there are reasons to obtain a vast array of empowerments. For ordinary beings such as ourselves,...
by conebeckham
Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 4277

Re: Milarepa empowerment

Pema Rigdzin said: My lamas, who happen to be Nyingmapas, all concur with Kirtu and Cone's lamas on these matters and have said that taking as many empowerments as one has the opportunity to (with the bodhicitta motivation, not a collection mentality) is an excellent practice because it generates me...
by conebeckham
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 4277

Re: Milarepa empowerment

Kirtu's answer hits all the important points. Every person is different. Every empowerment is different, too...commitments specific to empowerments differ. Although deity yoga, when done correctly, includes samatha and vipassana, it's also good to maintain those practices as they are taught outside ...
by conebeckham
Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and his eventual successors
Replies: 27
Views: 4014

Re: H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and his eventual successors

I don't think he said he'd be the last Dalai Lama...I think he said he would be the last one born in Tibet, though.....maybe?

Would be good to have sources, instead of suppositions, though...
by conebeckham
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 27365

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

Although I agree that discussion about the details of this kind of result have no practical application in my own personal continuum.....I thank Astus for asking the question. It's a good question. "Oh, that's pretty" but so what? Those who've answered about emanations and the ability to benefit bei...
by conebeckham
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 27365

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

Namdrol may be right, I don't know.....he probably is. But it's important to note that quite a few "Sarma" Lamas practiced Dzokchen secretly, as well. Some of those Rainbow Bodies may have been Dzokchen-produced. Those Lamas just didn't talk about it.
by conebeckham
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: North American Kagyu Monlam 2011 Jun 22-26 Vancouver
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: North American Kagyu Monlam 2011 Jun 22-26 Vancouver

Well...I can't answer your questions for certain. But I think that if you wish to participate actively, --have a seat, recite the prayers, etc.--you need to pre-register. I'm sure there are observers who come and go daily, as well. The prayers recited at the Monlam change daily, and yearly, but in g...
by conebeckham
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: North American Kagyu Monlam 2011 Jun 22-26 Vancouver
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: North American Kagyu Monlam 2011 Jun 22-26 Vancouver

Uh...Catmoon?

This is regarding next year's schedule. I think the post is timely.

Perhaps you were referring to the fact that this year's Monlam wasn't posted until after the fact?
by conebeckham
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 4277

Re: Milarepa empowerment

Lise, I didn't mean to be cryptic. But the very question "How we know Milarepa was enlightened?" led me to the bigger question. If one reads Milarepa's life story, and his songs, one can get a very good idea of his state of mind, and his state of realization, I think. However, some people may feel t...
by conebeckham
Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 4277

Re: Milarepa empowerment

Right.


And some people say "faith" has nothing to do with Buddhism!!


:shrug: :smile:
by conebeckham
Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu and Bön
Replies: 21
Views: 3852

Re: Namkhai Norbu and Bon

CNNR is usually associated primarily with the Nyingma lineages. But I believe he grew up as a Sakyapa. I could be mistaken about that though.
by conebeckham
Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 4277

Re: Milarepa empowerment

How do we know anyone is or was enlightened?

How do we know Buddha Sakyamuni was enlightened?
by conebeckham
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between Dzogchen and Mahamudra
Replies: 54
Views: 11520

Re: Difference between Dzogchen and Mahamudra

Luke- 3rd Karmapa was indeed a master of both the Mahamudra tradition, as transferred through Karma Kagyu lineage, and the Dzokchen practices--in fact, he was a terton who "revealed" the Karmai Nyingtik system. He was also an expert on the Kalachakra systems. I'm not sure which books, in particular,...
by conebeckham
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between Dzogchen and Mahamudra
Replies: 54
Views: 11520

Re: Difference between Dzogchen and Mahamudra

[quote="conebeckham"]Both terms, Dzokchen and Mahamudra, are quite "loaded." Both "Great Perfection" and "Great Seal" are, ultimately, descriptions of the Ultimate State of Realization. As such, they're equivalent, though the focus is a bit different. We could say this is in relation to the "Fruit."...

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