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by conebeckham
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: H.E. Ayang Rinpoche - Namchoe Amitabha
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Re: H.E. Ayang Rinpoche - Namchoe Amitabha

Agree that empowerment is preferred, but I don't think doing the practice prior to getting empowerment is "verboten," in this case.

Here: http://www.kdk.org/book.html
by conebeckham
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Dreams

Dreams are the supreme examples of the nature of reality--they appear, but do not exist. Yet due to their appearance, we feel, we react, sometimes we even "make decisions" and carry out actions based on the experience we've had. Often when we wake from an intense dream experience we are emotionally,...
by conebeckham
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need help identifying a mandala thangka.
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Need help identifying a mandala thangka.

No sweat, Greg. Thanks for that Yamantaka site link, too! Very cool.
by conebeckham
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need help identifying a mandala thangka.
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Need help identifying a mandala thangka.

...otherwise known as Kalarupa.

The "Lord of Death" is usually just known as "Yama."
by conebeckham
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need help identifying a mandala thangka.
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Need help identifying a mandala thangka.

Yamaraja is, in fact, a protector relating to the Yamantaka cycle of practices.....
by conebeckham
Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need help identifying a mandala thangka.
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Need help identifying a mandala thangka.

Frankly- it may not be any specific practice--it may be painted as a "tourist" thangka. The lower left corner has a Yamantaka protector...center is Palden Lhamo, and the right lower corner appears to be Chagdrupa...so it would likely be a Gelukpa lineage...but again, it may not be iconographically s...
by conebeckham
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need help identifying a mandala thangka.
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Need help identifying a mandala thangka.

well, I can't see the central figure...
by conebeckham
Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Cops raid at the Karmapas office
Replies: 162
Views: 20241

Re: Cops raid at the Karmapas office

The "Buktham Rinpoche," or letter from HHDL regarding Karmapa incarnations, is an institution that's been around for some time, Greg.....while it's true that HHDL didn't have direct involvement in recognition, I'd argue that he doesn't now, either....yes, I know about the vision he says he had, etc....
by conebeckham
Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 3496

Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

Nope--no electro version, unfortunately. It's published by LTWA, and I found a copy pretty cheap from Alibris.
by conebeckham
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Cops raid at the Karmapas office
Replies: 162
Views: 20241

Re: Cops raid at the Karmapas office

We are "seeing what happens." In the main, what's happening is an Indian police beauracracy that doesn't know it's own position, or doesn't have a consistent internal position, a media that is quick to print anything, including continued allegations about Chinese affiliation, and not much in the way...
by conebeckham
Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Cops raid at the Karmapas office
Replies: 162
Views: 20241

Re: Cops raid at the Karmapas office

Latest from Karmapa's office... Press Release by Karmapa Office of Administration Dharamsala, Feb 11, 2011: This afternoon, the Himachal Pradesh chief secretary Rajwant Sadhu, told reporters that, "there is no involvement of the Karmapa. We have reasons to believe that some donations came for the mo...
by conebeckham
Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Longchen Nyingtik in Karma Kagyu?
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: Longchen Nyingtik in Karma Kagyu?

Some do, sure.
My teacher doesn't teach it publically, but he did give Rigdzin Dupa a few years back.....as for what he practices, who knows, eh?
by conebeckham
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 3496

Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

Just a quick note that I was not the one quoted, with regard to ngondro and the four thoughts......I think the "quote" function mis-fired in Greg's post. No biggie. As for me, I am reading Taranatha's Lam Rim--all about the Four Thoughts. Highly recommended, for all....I'm one for repeated exposure.
by conebeckham
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 3496

Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

Cool, Tamdrin....
I have no other advice...it sounds like a distance thing, more than anything else......
by conebeckham
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 3496

Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

Meaning he tells you to do the 4 thoughts/ngondro then some creation completion.. Then whatever comes next... I feel like there is a lot more to understanding the dharma/ working with a Teacher then jujst this sometimes... There is, and there isn't. The main thing is that you have to do the practic...
by conebeckham
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 3496

Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

With all due respect... Perhaps the reason you are not "getting everything" is that you have not committed to a given system, or more precisely, a given teacher? In addition to the more traditional three year retreats offered by many Kagyu and Nyingma centers in the West, I know a Sakya Lama here wh...
by conebeckham
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long Yang - The White Path of Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 4178

Re: Long Yang - The White Path of Buddhism

Right, Pero....I thought it was something like "Melody of the Vast Expanse" or "Song of the Vast Expanse," which corresponds with some of the material on that website...but there's no indication that's the case, or where he got that title from.....
by conebeckham
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 3496

Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

My teacher teaches the entire path, soup to nuts. But you had best be prepared to do some serious practice, and some serious retreat, over a seriously extended time.

I wouldn't have it any other way.
by conebeckham
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long Yang - The White Path of Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 4178

Re: Long Yang - The White Path of Buddhism

I'm trying to figure out where the term "Long Yang" came from, (what language) and what it could possibly mean.....
by conebeckham
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to visualize rotating mantra?
Replies: 15
Views: 1124

Re: How to visualize rotating mantra?

You and me both.....though if I live long enough, I hope to engage in the DuKhor practice eventually.....

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