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by conebeckham
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do I know I'm doing things right?
Replies: 17
Views: 632

Re: How do I know I'm doing things right?

There is so much confusion here. TongLen means "taking and sending." It is part of the Mahayana, really, part of the transmission of "LoJong" or "Mind Training." It can be incorporated into any Deity yoga practice, though.....if you have empowerment and transmission, you simply perform taking and se...
by conebeckham
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Arya Tara
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: Books on Arya Tara

The Tara Compendium.

Also I recommend Beyer....a careful reader can learn much about Vajrayana practice.
by conebeckham
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to discover tibetan buddhism?
Replies: 27
Views: 966

Re: How to discover tibetan buddhism?

Hi everyone, 1 uo. New on this forum, i do quick presentation. I'm a french guy,, 31yo. I will go soon in Sri Lanka to discover Theravada tradition. During 6 months. But after that, I will go in India, in Cachemire, to do the same. Practising in monastery during 6 months. And go inside the Shanga. ...
by conebeckham
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 4192

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

On the schedule in the other retreat thread, the ngondro practices were given with a time frame of 45, 60 days. Are retreatants accumulating 100,000 during this time? You continue accumulating throughout the retreat, esp. prostrations. But you can accumulate a lot in 60 days, four sessions a day.Fo...
by conebeckham
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 104
Views: 7695

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Would you care to flesh that out a bit, Florin? I, for one, have no context and therefore no idea what you are talking about. I do not think it's accurate to say the late Thinley norbu rinpoche would disagree. You make it seem as if he's waving a flag on having no lineage. Rather he is saying there...
by conebeckham
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 104
Views: 7695

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

florin wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:12 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Without lineage, there is nothing.
The late Thinley Norbu would disagree.
Would you care to flesh that out a bit, Florin? I, for one, have no context and therefore no idea what you are talking about.
by conebeckham
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 104
Views: 7695

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Pema Khandro has students, that makes her a teacher by fiat. Sure. Nonetheless, claims have been made, and it is reasonable to ask for verification or confirmation. "Examine well the potential Guru," etc., right? Yeah, but if we subject all claims made to scrutiny, very few will really stand up. No...
by conebeckham
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 4192

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

I'd be interested in a 'map' of traditional Nyingma retreats, correct me if I'm wrong but don't Nyingmas have 'shorter' retreats; "6 months on this" or "80 days" etc. Everyone has shorter retreats, as well. This was the norm, frankly, until Kongtrul. If you're interested in a Nyingma curriculum, ch...
by conebeckham
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 104
Views: 7695

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:38 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Needs collaboration.
Pema Khandro has students, that makes her a teacher by fiat.
Sure. Nonetheless, claims have been made, and it is reasonable to ask for verification or confirmation. "Examine well the potential Guru," etc., right?
by conebeckham
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 104
Views: 7695

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

I wonder why the people on dharmawheel keep trying to harass her. Yes, she has a super long Tibetan name with multiple variants, but so do all Tibetan Buddhists. The beneficial thing about using one’s refuge name or titles is that these have meanings that support one’s practice. Some people choose ...
by conebeckham
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 4192

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

Really, Magnus? Have you compared it to the original text? I have not...to be clear. I know it's in the GyaChen KaDzo, and I suppose I could have a look. Most of the book is commentary, frankly, from NgaWang Zangpo, laid out in smaller typeface, or maybe it's italics, I can't recall.....while the t...
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Three year retreat schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Three year retreat schedule

Stewart wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:25 pm
lelopa wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:51 am
From which terma-tradition is the 60 days Dorje Drolo at Bokar NC Ling?
I'm pretty sure it's Yongey Dorje Drolo.

Correct.
Lots of tormas!
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 4192

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

In retreat, you sleep sitting up , in your "meditation box," so.......you get used to it. Also, yes, when you have established some stability in meditation you do require less sleep. Is that how it's done in all four schools? It's an option not a requirement. For Kagyupas. it's pretty much a requir...
by conebeckham
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 4192

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

IME, as one progresses in their practice one needs less and less sleep. could you please elaborate? i am at ngondro stage and have yet to be introduced into meditation practices. so far (refuge/prostrations, vajrasattva and a tad of mandala offering) i didn't experience anyhting like that. do you m...
by conebeckham
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 4192

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

Dear Cone, First of all, thanks for the inspiration! A question, if I may.. Do you find it useful, in strict retreat, to do all these different practices every day? Have you tried 'just' doing your main practice, with maybe a short protector practice at some point, some wakeup and sleeping methods,...
by conebeckham
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Three year retreat schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Three year retreat schedule

The Shangpa version is interesting... of course it is! LOL :smile: :D Any idea why there is so much emphasis on chod and long life practice towards the end? Also Gyalwa Gyamtso gets nearly the same amount of emphasis as the main deities. Most three year retreats have long life practice at the end--...
by conebeckham
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Three year retreat schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Three year retreat schedule

Sennin wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:40 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Bokar Rinpoche’s monastery has some good general info about daily schedule and annual special practices, as well, from a Kagyu POV. Kalacakra was a specialty of his; it’s not often included at other centers.
The Shangpa version is interesting...
of course it is!
LOL


:smile:
by conebeckham
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Three year retreat schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Three year retreat schedule

Bokar Rinpoche’s monastery has some good general info about daily schedule and annual special practices, as well, from a Kagyu POV. Kalacakra was a specialty of his; it’s not often included at other centers.
by conebeckham
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Three year retreat schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Three year retreat schedule

The one you posted has some "Foundation Practice" and then additional stuff--after the Pakshi Ladrup. I don't know what that is. Where did you get the schedule, Sennin? Is that from a Palpung/Situ Rinpoche site?
by conebeckham
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Three year retreat schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Three year retreat schedule

This is a pretty typical Kamtsang schedule.
http://www.bokarmonastery.org/mod/karma ... FjdGljZQ==

Here's the Shangpa version....
http://www.bokarmonastery.org/mod/shang ... FjdGljZQ==

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