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by conebeckham
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 21736

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

A quality of Recognition is "confidence." But that "confidence" doesn't mean one cannot confirm with the guru. That is actually an appropriate thing to do, though admittedly not always an easy thing to do. EPK's Club Nondualité article is worth reading with regards to this issue. E.g.: "The process...
by conebeckham
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 21736

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

I find that odd since won't this line of thinking lead to the conclusion that pretty much most teachers (past and present) are at best delusional and at worst liars? I'm not sure why you have come to that conclusion, Pero. Frankly, the phenomenon of "mass DI" is a relatively recent development. Unt...
by conebeckham
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 21736

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

EPK's Club Nondualité article is worth reading with regards to this issue. E.g.: When Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche was once asked to give pointing-out instruction to a group of many thousand people, he simply laughed of the absurdity, because nondual mind needs to be authenticated by the teacher and he kn...
by conebeckham
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 21736

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

Do you think the master is less qualified if they can't directly see all who received the D.i there and then? No, not that. Presumptions only would produce other projections. I know DJKR is a disputed subject, but still I would like to refer to his saying that student expect him to know what they t...
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Karma Kagyu refuge tree

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by conebeckham
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Karma Kagyu refuge tree

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Kalacakra/Jonang emphasis....
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Karma Kagyu refuge tree

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by conebeckham
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Karma Kagyu refuge tree

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Here's one that focuses on the Shangpa transmission.
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Karma Kagyu refuge tree

Magnus is absolutely correct. One visualizes the field of merit, the Refuge Tree, based on one's own knowledge and skill. For instance, in the one you posted, I have often found that depiction of Hayagriva (Tamdrin) to be less like any particular Hayagriva I've encountered in various practice texts....
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Karma Kagyu refuge tree

MatthewAngby wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:46 am
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conebeckham wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:18 pm
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Hmm... how come this Karma Kagyu refuge tree looks different? Did I get the wrong one haha.. I’m confused !!
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That's a more recent, and far more common, rendition.
There are many variations.
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Karma Kagyu refuge tree

That's Paljor Dondrub, the first Gyaltsap Rinpoche. If I recall correctly, he had a "sun shade" (sunglasses?)---other images of him have a different depiction.......

I can't recall when or where I heard about this, but I'm searching now.
by conebeckham
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Karma Kagyu refuge tree

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by conebeckham
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 31
Views: 729

Re: Karma Kagyu refuge tree

https://www.himalayanart.org/items/65861

There's detailed explanations of all the figures.

Incidentally, this is the earliest Refuge Tree painting known.
by conebeckham
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yantra Yoga compared to...
Replies: 53
Views: 2554

Re: Yantra Yoga compared to...

I'm not too familiar with CNNR's system, other than a few videos I've seen, but in general are there the sorts of "Bebs" (forceful drops) found in Six Yogas Trulkhor in the Yantra systems, or in Dzogchen systems in general?
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Thaye Dorje expecting child
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: Karmapa Thaye Dorje expecting child

Simon E. wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:58 pm
And then grows up to be a well regarded teacher..without the whole 'tulku' three-ring circus that Tibetan Vajrayana has hobbled itself by.
I am all for that! :smile:
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Thaye Dorje expecting child
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: Karmapa Thaye Dorje expecting child

In one regard, you are right. Why not? Doubt that there will a publicly recognised Shamar Tulku who is female, though. TD will struggle enough to have any Shamarpa he recognizes accepted outside his group without making a non-traditional choice of a girl. What would be really interesting is if the ...
by conebeckham
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 3610

Re: Guru Devotion

:smile:
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 3610

Re: Guru Devotion

Assuming you have samaya with a teacher, how could you do this without damaging or breaking that samaya? It depends. The possible circumstances are limitless. Aside from Malcolm's comment about an unqualified guru who has deceived their students into thinking they are qualified, can you give one of...
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?
Replies: 92
Views: 2906

Re: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?

The HYT practices such as Tummo can bring the mind to the subtle state similar to dissolution during death when the clear light (or mother luminosity) emerges. This is the non-conceptual realisation. Sutric samatha however cannot brings the mind to this subtle state. This is the reason why HYT is m...
by conebeckham
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?
Replies: 92
Views: 2906

Re: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?

What i want to say is that the main method employed in treckchod is shamatha which is a sutric method. No, you have a misconception. Trekchö is not sutric śamatha. In order to practice trekchö, one has to have experiential knowledge of the nature of the mind. In Sūtra śamatha, one always takes some...