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by conebeckham
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition
Replies: 16
Views: 2278

Re: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition

Berzin is not correct. Plenty of “Kagyupas” practice DorSem as a yidam. Minling DorSem, Karling Shitro, and Chogling SangTik DorSem are all quite popular. Unless he argues that one is automatically “Nyingma” if one steps outside of Sarma transmissions. There is also a form of Vajrasattva related to ...
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 939022

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Ayu Khandro Simhamukha practice is the standard Simhamukha in the DC. Everyone practice the ultra short version. The long practice, the sadhana, he only gave lung for on the Ayu Khandro Simhamukha retreats and on those retreats he also gave wang and tri on the text. I participated in one of these r...
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya & Shangpa
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

Re: Sakya & Shangpa

aussiebloke wrote: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:38 am When Chogyi Trichen Rinpoche visited Australia he gave an Chenrezig empowerment from the Shangpa tradition .

Kyergangpa's Tradition of Avalokiteshvara? That's somewhat uncommon to encounter, and not part of the three year retreat curriculum, usually.
by conebeckham
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya & Shangpa
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

Re: Sakya & Shangpa

Cone Tai Situ Rinpoche seems to be one of the main holders of the Shangpa Kagyu these days, and I believe was the main one who transmitted the lineage to the current Kalu Yangsi Rinpoche Do you know whether it was the the previous Kalu Rinpoche or the 16th Karmapa from whom Tai Situ Rinpoche receiv...
by conebeckham
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya & Shangpa
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

Re: Sakya & Shangpa

Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse also was a Sakya master, you know, though identified primarily as Nyingma. He also practiced Shangpa, and even wrote a beautiful dedication prayer for the Shangpa transmissions. A lama told me, once, that the Shangpa practices are "inner practices" of many great lamas in all sc...
by conebeckham
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya & Shangpa
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

Re: Sakya & Shangpa

Many masters from all lineages--including Nyingma and Geluk--maintain Shangpa practices as well. When the current Kalu R was here he spoke about Lama Tsongkhapa’s main student (Jhedrup Ke?) having written a major commentary on 6 Arm Mahakala. I was pleasantly surprised about that. In fact, Mahakala...
by conebeckham
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya & Shangpa
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

Re: Sakya & Shangpa

Good to hear that there are Sakya centers that uphold the Shangpa path, esp. retreat centers! Many masters from all lineages--including Nyingma and Geluk--maintain Shangpa practices as well. But I must say, it was Kyabje Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, and his successors, who have spread the Shangpa far ...
by conebeckham
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana Buddhism that do not ascribe to the view that all is one mind?
Replies: 72
Views: 4299

Re: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana Buddhism that do not ascribe to the view that all is one mind?

It's not even true that Yogacara/Cittamatra proponents subscribe to this view, frankly. A small minority may in fact believe this, but it's an outlier.....
by conebeckham
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Torma questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2243

Re: Torma questions

And there's the Tentor--the "permanent torma" on the shrine, which represents the deity. When you say the torma ‘represents the deity’ does this mean that the torma serves the same function as a statue ? Is the torma a place in which the deity resides ? (Like the vase?) Would people worship the tor...
by conebeckham
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Tulku Sang.ngag R.; Nyingtig Yabzhi and Longchen Nyingtig; Santa Fe NM; Nov. 1 thru Nov.10 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

Re: Tulku Sang.ngag R.; Nyingtig Yabzhi and Longchen Nyingtig; Santa Fe NM; Nov. 1 thru Nov.10 2019

But to answer your question the list of empowerments represents the main practices contained within the 'dharma cycle' of the Longchen Nyingtig. They include absolutely everything and are a complete path to enlightenment. Depending on your situation you Guru would plot a path through all of this ba...
by conebeckham
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

Re: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

I think rain during Jinseks is a good sign...or so I have heard. I dunno.

BTW, They did Jinseks for Gyalwa Gyamtso, KunRig, Mitrukpa and Opakme at the same time. That's quite an elaborate undertaking!
by conebeckham
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind transcends death
Replies: 41
Views: 3242

Re: Mind transcends death

Ironic that one can hunger for something ... They call it suffering or unease or the origin of suffering or unease. I wouldn't call the first two Truths ironic. It is ultimately ironic if the object of one's desire, the very nature of beings, is innate and can't be "obtained," "grasped," or found e...
by conebeckham
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind transcends death
Replies: 41
Views: 3242

Re: Mind transcends death

Yes, that makes sense ... though, again, there can be hunger for primordial awareness, like hunger for enlightenment. The hunger is bottomless pot. How much one puts, it cannot be full. Is this hunger is for body or this hunger is for mind? More you seek, more you read, more you meditate. Or whatev...
by conebeckham
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: 6 Yogas
Replies: 11
Views: 2444

Re: 6 Yogas

=========================== - Why is in Kagyud, the transference of consciousness replaced by dream yoga ? Transference of consciousness related to the death body that was here my question. So if i understood you well then Shangpa Kagyud has this transference of consciousness related with fresh dea...
by conebeckham
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

Re: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

A great loss for the Karmapa, and for the Kagyu lineage.
by conebeckham
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: 6 Yogas
Replies: 11
Views: 2444

Re: 6 Yogas

Tashi delek, The 6 Yogas, practised in Kagyud like the 6 Yogas of Naropa / Niguma. Geluk version of the 6 Yogas was received as a transmission from the Zhalu Sakya school, where it had been received earlier as a transmission from the Drikung Kagyu master, Pal Pakmo Drupa. Remarkable that in Kagyud ...
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 4219

Re: So, you read pirated books?

Virgo wrote: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:14 pm I didn't know pirates enjoyed books. I thought they just enjoyed reading archives.

Virgo
They don't have the patience for books, and it's hard to turn pages with a hook for a hand....mostly, they read Arrrrrrticles.
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: Kagyu Tree

Isn't this from one of those True Buddha self-proclaimed Rinpoches of Chinese descent? He has a lineage tree for every lineage, showing how he (ostensibly) inherited every Tibetan Vajrayana lineage? Indian Tantra and Indian Buddhism are not two different things, really. Indian Tantra is part of Indi...
by conebeckham
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 3 Year Retreat @Samye Ling
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: 3 Year Retreat @Samye Ling

I have heard the same from someone who was associated with the center, but have nothing else to add.
by conebeckham
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 2419

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

I was never taught a formal liturgical form of the ngondro I am currently working on. This also isn't a "group practice". As in I am at a center and I'm leading a practice as some proxy for the lama or center. This is called "practicing at my house". With others, it's a "group practice"---even if i...

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