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by conebeckham
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16712

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Btw, in the end i need oral -not from a book- instructions on Naropa's yogas, which contains the secondary practice of karmamudra, from a experienced lama/yogin, and the very best is taking Chakrasamvara initiation also, and of course integrate with the yidam. For recive this -specifically the karm...
by conebeckham
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16712

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Well, I think the term can have various meanings. Anyway, are you referring to those big black disks in his earlobes? What are those called anyway? Ear gauges, stretchers or plugs, something like that... Personally, I stick with the tattoos.........It's called 'inkikarma' . Thinking about it, my ta...
by conebeckham
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: "Mahamaya" Sadhana
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: "Mahamaya" Sadhana

Get your hands on a copy of Kongtrul's Encyclopedia, Book Eight, Part Three: "The Elements of Tantric Practice." It's the most detailed publically available information on Mahamaya practice in English.
by conebeckham
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Kalacakra and shambala
Replies: 31
Views: 1754

Re: Kalacakra and shambala

My root guru held the Kalacakra Tantra and practice in very high regard, and he was the most peaceful man I've known. The discussions about Shambhala and all the battle imagery, I was told, were definitely symbolic and not literal, while the contents of the "alternative Kalacakra" and esp. the instr...
by conebeckham
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 5826

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

i'm afraid i have to disagree with cone about developing supreme siddhi, i.e., realization, before attempting to develop common or ordinary siddhi. maybe this is a difference in p.o.v. between nyingma and karma kamtsang. various lay-jor are routinely appended to our sadhanas after completing nyen-d...
by conebeckham
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Ye-drog meaning
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Ye-drog meaning

I don't know what the THL Translation tool is, but Duff's Illuminator notes that you have the "old" spelling, and that the new spelling is ye.'grogs which is "Primordial Baggage" In Tony's lingo. It's also got an alternate def. as a type of spirit mentioned in Chod.
by conebeckham
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 5826

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

We should understand this. I understand this, I just believe it is not relevant to the Western context and should not be the primary reasoning/motivation behind us practicing in Ngkapa lineages (or not). The same reasoning could be applied to monastic traditions in the West too, since there is not ...
by conebeckham
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 5826

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

All this concern and interest in clothing, status, title, is misdirection. So you believe that all people involved or interested in Ngakpa practice are in it coz it's sexy??? That is a strange conclusion to come to. I cannot really see what is sexy about three hour pujas mumbled in an incomprehensi...
by conebeckham
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 5826

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

I agree there's not much "use" or "market" for "Ngakpa services," but frankly speaking, I am not certain how many so-called "Ngakpas" really "Hold mantra." There are many, many rituals and services for myriad purposes, as Pemachophel has noted--but the question arises as to whether a person can effe...
by conebeckham
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle
Replies: 27
Views: 1254

Re: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle

Making such a bold statement, even though the essence seemed wrong, I just assumed he was right about the debt thing not being historically part of Buddhism! Well, there you go! Let's just say that certain people are quick to distance themselves from concepts and attitudes found in the religion of ...
by conebeckham
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Good west coast wine?
Replies: 26
Views: 923

Re: Good west coast wine?

BTW the staple in my house is Bogle, and some Folie A Deux (a Trinchero brand). I'm partial to Zins and "Meritage blends."
by conebeckham
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Good west coast wine?
Replies: 26
Views: 923

Re: Good west coast wine?

I am scratching my head at the original question, but then I recalled that it's relatively hard to find CA wines on the East Coast, or at least it used to be.....but then I thought, maybe Gallo owns more "labels" than I am aware of.... I'm from the Hudson Valley, but have been living in the SF Bay A...
by conebeckham
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Six yogas in nyingma?
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: Six yogas in nyingma?

Thanks, Magnus!
by conebeckham
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Six yogas in nyingma?
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: Six yogas in nyingma?

I'm not aware of any specific Chogling Tersar-centered Three Year retreat curriculums or centers, but they may exist. I do know an individual who did an extended retreat based on ThukDrup Barchay Kunsel which is a huge and complete cycle of instructions, covering all aspects of Vajrayana practice. ...
by conebeckham
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7
Replies: 49
Views: 2177

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7

This Kagyupa needed Wang, Lung and Tri to practice pretty much any deity sadhana. At least the major ones. Frankly, Lung was the least important of the three. Riwo Sangcho, though, and a few other daily practices like Sur, ChuTor, etc., did not require anything but the Tri--which was a sort of "han...
by conebeckham
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7
Replies: 49
Views: 2177

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7

In the Kagyu tradition all we needed was the lung. If you were lucky enough to receive a tri, BONUS! Normally one had to specifically ask for the tri in order toreceive it. Most of the time we received lung and wang and not tri. Oh that is something I was not aware of. In my traditions we always re...
by conebeckham
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Six yogas in nyingma?
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: Six yogas in nyingma?

the "Six Yogas" traditions are collections of completion stage instructions, and every Vajrayana lineage maintains their own unique collection of such instructions. Chokling Tersar is a terma lineage practiced by Nyingmas, Kagyupas, and Sakyapas as well. Aside from the completion stage practices ass...
by conebeckham
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 305
Views: 8684

Re: Weed is now legal in California

That is brilliant. But I would not tell those servers its a Brit think. Might get a punch in the mouth muttering something about Cromwell. More of the abovementioned defence mechanisms IMO. They know its a Brit thing. That's why they get angry about it. Oh, jeez. You might get a punch in the mouth....
by conebeckham
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 305
Views: 8684

Re: Weed is now legal in California

you'd immediately be excoriated with a "Get the fawk out!" in a thick Irish brogue What kind of plastic paddy gets angry at anyone for ordering a nice glass of whiskey? Nah. The servers are FOB. There's a big FOB Irish community in NYC. They call Irish Americans narrowbacks. McClean Ave in Yonkers ...
by conebeckham
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wolff book about Trump
Replies: 55
Views: 2327

Re: Wolff book about Trump

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