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by passel
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Different(?) Forms of the Kamtsang Ngondro
Replies: 47
Views: 10149

Re: Different(?) Forms of the Kamtsang Ngondro

Cone and Magnus- can you recommend a couple of good book sources for following up on the distinctions you are making? Thanks!
by passel
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Different(?) Forms of the Kamtsang Ngondro
Replies: 47
Views: 10149

Re: Different(?) Forms of the Kamtsang Ngondro

This is clear, thanks Cone. Most of what I have been exposed to is clearly then within TharLam. These categories don't seem to correlate directly with Sutra/Tantra distinctions which I gather have been more academic than practical...
by passel
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Different(?) Forms of the Kamtsang Ngondro
Replies: 47
Views: 10149

Re: Different(?) Forms of the Kamtsang Ngondro

I'd second this request, Cone. I've come across your mentions of these two Paths before but haven't found them in my own reading (mostly of Mahamudra practice manuals, so that probably explains it). Are they from Gampopa, or limited to Karma Kagyu presentations? They seem like a really useful distin...
by passel
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Who holds the highest throne?
Replies: 18
Views: 6211

Re: Who holds the highest throne?

HHDL couldn't exactly be replaced because no one will have occupied quite the unique cultural moment and position he has held. I suspect we'll see a sort of diffusion of the Dalai Lama charisma, fortunately IMO no one will quite be able to claim they are his one real successor. A rising tide lifts a...
by passel
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Trungpa's green lady
Replies: 0
Views: 1001

Trungpa's green lady

all trolling aside, the story of trungpa and the green lady shows up in jeremy hayward's book, the warrior king of shambhala. best i remember it: later in his career, trungpa won't start dinner because he's waiting for the green woman to come. he's getting irritated and all his people are running ar...
by passel
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Rinzai internal practices: Hakuin's writings
Replies: 8
Views: 8049

Re: Rinzai internal practices: Hakuin's writings

Waddell's recent translation from Counterpoint, called Hakuin's Precious Mirror Cave, has a rich translation of Idle Talk on a Night book which is longer and much richer than the one I remember from reading Wild Ivy. It's probably what you're looking for.
by passel
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Thamal gyi shepa vs. baby rigpa vs. rigpa (etc.)
Replies: 40
Views: 15139

Re: Thamal gyi shepa vs. baby rigpa vs. rigpa (etc.)

you don't have to practice nonduality, just notice it from time to time. you're not an experiencer experiencing experiences, that's just a bunch of ideas, only true when you're tangled in thought (ie. most of the time!). the sound, the hearing of the sound, and the hearer of the sound all show up to...
by passel
Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Thamal gyi shepa vs. baby rigpa vs. rigpa (etc.)
Replies: 40
Views: 15139

Re: Thamal gyi shepa vs. baby rigpa vs. rigpa (etc.)

Tsoknyi R. gives a helpful piece of advice- working with rigpa, or baby rigpa, just persist in the practice, short times/ many times, and if you miss the mark, worst case scenario you wind up in unsupported shamatha. you earn merit and set the stage for future recognition. you gain stability so you ...
by passel
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why is Tibetan Buddhism more popular?
Replies: 150
Views: 26109

Re: Why is Tibetan Buddhism more popular?

One point that hasn't come up is timing- Tibetans and Westerners started mixing a generation ago when there was an active counterculture and Tibetans hadn't built up big organizations yet, so they could really get to know one another, here and in India. There was a lot of access for some really dedi...

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