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by conebeckham
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 16994

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

What I am doing is saying that the present dramas do not invalidate the principle of Guru Yoga. This is absolutely irrelevant. What does Guruyoga have to do with this matter. It has a lot to do with it. Imagine that the Lama you feel introduced you to the nature of mind is suddenly called an abuser...
by conebeckham
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: A question on malas
Replies: 14
Views: 1628

Re: A question on malas

Those "mala Counters" move of their own accord, sometimes. They're useful if you're engaged in long recitation sessions, but I write down counts daily, after sessions, as do some of my teachers--I know this first-hand. If you're engaged in accumulation, it is good to have a private written record. W...
by conebeckham
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Different criteria. Why?
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Different criteria. Why?

"it's about emotions. in sutrayana, theravada tradition and the different mahayana schools, the method is renouncing negative emotions because they are considered poisons to our self. By abandoning, renouncing, negative emotions one stops producing negative karma. So one renounces everything that c...
by conebeckham
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tummo and Tsa Lung Meditation
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: Tummo and Tsa Lung Meditation

Well....as you've noticed, some feel they should be restricted, while others publish instructions available to the general public. Each lineage has it's own perspective, and also it's own tradition....although the general idea of "Tummo" is similar for all lineages, the specifics of the practice dif...
by conebeckham
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 16994

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Buddhist teacher quit Shambhala in ‘protest’ before his own sexual misconduct allegation went public Not at all surprising. Having met Rinzler I have always been shocked that he is considered a teacher and has been able to get published. The vetting process for "teachers" in Shambhala is absurdly v...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3333

Re: Football World Cup.

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:44 pm
But it's not the Beautiful Game, Cone... :smile:
True, LOL. Rugby's a beautiful mess. :smile:
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3333

Re: Football World Cup.

Actually I did know that Simon. I went to school in Scotland for a term or two, back in the day. The Scots were definitely, and defiantly, not English. And, as an Aussie, I have at least some understanding of the roundball game now, by dint of having brought up two sons who both started in Under Si...
by conebeckham
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 2961

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

I honestly finda that hard to believe. This is bit too much. But still shows how f-ing messy the whole situation is. Kinda reminded me of a passage where Dianna says Akong R. bullied her and CTR when they still were in Samye-ling. But still really? This is a horrible mess. I knew Akong Rinpoche for...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dream of being Hayagriva
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: Dream of being Hayagriva

That reminds me of a joke I told years ago, while on retreat, after several days of practice..

"Knock knock"
"Who's there?"
"Hiya!"
"Hiya who?"

"Hayagriva!"

Yeah, I was sleep deprived. :shrug:
by conebeckham
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Meaning of Kamtsang
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Meaning of Kamtsang

"Tsang" (Tshang) means something like "family" and "Kam" is understood as the first initial of Karmapa. So we could say Kamtsang refers to those in the "family of Karmapa," and the title "Karma Kagyu" is pretty much synonymous. In terms of lineage, this refers to the successive Karmapas and their he...
by conebeckham
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 2085

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:20 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Literary Tibetan was actually developed to translate Dharma, specifically—-
That is an interesting point. I did not know that. Thank you.
You’re welcome!
by conebeckham
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 2085

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

I think there is blessing in the Tibetan language. But why would this be the case? Until Padmasambhava hit Tibet, Tibetan was basically the language of warlike bandits and nomadic yak herders. If you were to say this about Sanskrit, the language the teachings were originally taught in... Why would ...
by conebeckham
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 2085

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

Well, as a traditionalist, until a highly realized being translates into English from Tibetan, I think there is blessing in the Tibetan language. (If you feel there are English translations that bear the same blessing, or translations into any other language, that’s fine.....keep on practicing them ...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 2085

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

Knowledge is that which can be communicated, as far as the “means of practice,” or the methods. I think wisdom can be “communicated” but it doesn’t rely so much on language, verbal expression. I think that wisdom is that which one discovers for oneself, in oneself, by practicing methods and also by ...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 2085

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

Learning enough Tibetan to practice is quite useful. And it is a far easier goal than “enlightenment,” of course. Being able to read and understand sadhanas and related tri texts is not a huge undertaking, IMO. But if your goal is to study Kangyur and Tengyur, that’s going to take more effort. Stil...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 2085

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

Learning enough Tibetan to practice is quite useful. And it is a far easier goal than “enlightenment,” of course. Being able to read and understand sadhanas and related tri texts is not a huge undertaking, IMO. But if your goal is to study Kangyur and Tengyur, that’s going to take more effort. Still...
by conebeckham
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra and Dzogchen
Replies: 63
Views: 2654

Re: Mahamudra and Dzogchen

My recommendation is to connect with a teacher. Both approaches rely on a Guru, and that should be the primary focus when one is engaging in either path.
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2863

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Last night Sean Hannity (Fox News contributor) said, “many are hailing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a rising star on the political landscape but in reality, her views, her policy positions, are actually downright scary.” And then showed a graphic outlining her platform: “Medicare For All” “Housing A...
by conebeckham
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 12298

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Mukpo and Lakhar were at fault by the standards of the practices they taught... Didn’t they teach guru yoga, and seeing everything the guru did as pure? For all intents and purposes that is the most cult-like teaching imaginable. The potential for abuse is infinite. It is offensive. So if it is ind...
by conebeckham
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 7266

Re: Crazy Wisdom

Whatever we might think of Ngagpa Chogyam..and he quite clearly occupies the thinking of some people a lot..there has never been any suggestion, not even a whiff, of impropriety. Even from those who would be pleased to see him traduced. So as long as a self-proclaimed guru does not shag their stude...

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