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by conebeckham
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 2452

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...
by conebeckham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 2452

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

Group practice should be done in a traditional way, when you are alone it is fine to spend extended time on the parts you want to. /magnus I also agree with this. When I was living at a Dharma center, Ngondro was done as a group practice Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 am. Recitations were done 7 times ...
by conebeckham
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 2452

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

What makes you think it’s a problem? Because when I practice with a dharma brother he says: this is a problem. Group practice should be done in a traditional way, when you are alone it is fine to spend extended time on the parts you want to. /magnus I also agree with this. When I was living at a Dh...
by conebeckham
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 2452

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

If you’re taking what is taught an adding something personal that is compatible then it isn’t an issue. For instance, Gompopa’s promise he made to his dying wife was a completely personal drama. But it was in accord with the intentions of the teachings it wasn’t a corruption. “Changing it” however ...
by conebeckham
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 17
Views: 2199

Re: Tibetan or English?

Knowing the 'turns' of the practice by heart, allows the practice to unfold by itself – as it were - when you do it in Tibetan. Very nicely put. That being said, there is, of course, very special blessing and power in the Tibetan and the melodies. No doubt. I don't believe this at all. And even if ...
by conebeckham
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Green Tara saddhana resources
Replies: 19
Views: 4583

Re: Green Tara saddhana resources

Zabtik Drolma, a mind treasure of Chogling's.

Sometimes the empowerment of Green Tara and the 21 Taras from Thukdrup Barchay Kunsel is given...it's described as an "activity branch" of that terma cycle.
by conebeckham
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: what Torma tradition?
Replies: 10
Views: 5470

Re: what Torma tradition?

Sometimes, there are offerings "missing"--say, Argham but no PAydam (Drinking water but not washing water)... I have noticed that in some sadhana. Is it possible for you to explain why? Thanks Cone! Short answer: It's tradition. Longer answer: depends on the practice......just as an example, and I ...
by conebeckham
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: what Torma tradition?
Replies: 10
Views: 5470

Re: what Torma tradition?

Actually, on closer inspection, they may be Karma Kagyu tormas of the Palpung tradition...it's hard to say for sure. The base of the Shelze is fairly thick, and the torma is "stocky." Those are typical characteristics of Palpung tradition.
by conebeckham
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: what Torma tradition?
Replies: 10
Views: 5470

Re: what Torma tradition?

Those are Kagyu tormas......Karma Kagyu, Tsurphu Tradition. You have a "Wangpo Metok" or Flower of the Senses, and a "Drakpo Shelze," or wrathful Food offering. Normally, offerings to deities in front, in other words on the shrine, go from your left to your right, starting with the two waters, then ...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu in Taos/Northern New Mexico?
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Kagyu in Taos/Northern New Mexico?

I am familiar with KSK. There's a stupa there. I know the lamas. The center follows the tradition of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche. It's a nice place, and the Lamas are great teachers.
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drupchen/Drupchod
Replies: 10
Views: 2209

Re: Drupchen/Drupchod

If you want to read about the most elaborate Drupchen that I know of, there's a doctoral thesis about the Gongpa Dupa Do, the root of all Anu Yoga in the Nyingma, out there on the interwebz, which goes into great detail about the specifics of the practice--basically there are a bunch of separate Dr...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyigma and Kagyu differences
Replies: 18
Views: 1611

Re: Nyigma and Kagyu differences

a difference i know is that nyigma have anuyoga and kagyu does not. Well, quite a few schools of kagyu have some terma teachings so some version of anuyoga is probably present. True, there are several Kagyupa's that were treasure revealer's, but in this case then those terma's would probably be pre...
by conebeckham
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyigma and Kagyu differences
Replies: 18
Views: 1611

Re: Nyigma and Kagyu differences

Please could someone tell me, what are the main differences between Nyigma and Kagyu schools of tibetan buddhism? These are institutional designations and the question as it stands is too vague to answer accurately. Nyingma as an institutional "school" can be understood as a collection of lineages,...
by conebeckham
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Chenno chanting
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: Karmapa Chenno chanting

Very kind of you both, but not accurate. I can read Dharma language, sadhanas mostly and "tri" but my vocab and grammar is not strong enough for philosophical texts. I am working on the vocab peculiar to Dzogchen practices lately, but most of my familiarity is with the styles of Kongtrul, Karma Chag...
by conebeckham
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 4493

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

yeah. buddhism originally was for missionary activity. buddha created a religious school of thoought modelled on jainism with the objective of reforming jain and hindu thought. there were periods in indian history were buddhism became the main philosophy in india. missionary activity was done by bu...
by conebeckham
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Chenno chanting
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: Karmapa Chenno chanting

You'll find this mantra mainly in 3 practices--the Kamtsang Ngondro, where it is part of the Guru Yoga, the Thun Shi Lama'i Naljor, which is a sort of guru yoga practice focused on the 8th Karmapa, and also in the guru yoga focusing on the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpai Dorje. It means "Karmapa Know...
by conebeckham
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Chenno chanting
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: Karmapa Chenno chanting

You'll find this mantra mainly in 3 practices--the Kamtsang Ngondro, where it is part of the Guru Yoga, the Thun Shi Lama'i Naljor, which is a sort of guru yoga practice focused on the 8th Karmapa, and also in the guru yoga focusing on the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpai Dorje. It means "Karmapa Know ...
by conebeckham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 26978

Re: Socialism & Communism

Communism as practiced was and is inhuman. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tiananmen-square-30-years-later/ I'd say that has nothing to do with communism, but there is no state that truly "practices communism." Oppression exists in capitalist "democracies" as well, and individuals are de-valued to som...
by conebeckham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 26978

Re: Socialism & Communism

Communism as practiced was and is inhuman. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tiananmen-square-30-years-later/ I'd say that has nothing to do with communism, but there is no state that truly "practices communism." Oppression exists in capitalist "democracies" as well, and individuals are de-valued to som...
by conebeckham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Like a dream or a kind of dream?
Replies: 30
Views: 2746

Re: Like a dream or a kind of dream?

Every moment you are not resting in a personal knowledge or conviction of unconditioned awareness is actually a "dream" or illusion, a sort of delusion. Tibetan traditions generally do differentiate between dreaming and "waking state," you know. We say there are three states or "bardos" related to l...

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