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by conebeckham
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Dolpo Dharma ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3900

Re: Dolpo Dharma ?

What is this "it" that Dolpo sounds like, specifically?

Are you saying that, in general, the word "Dolpo" sounds like a European word? And that, therefore, Dolpo must be Europe. Forgive me, I'm having a hard time following you here......
by conebeckham
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 40616

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

...and we've gone far afield of the original question regarding Rainbow Body, which, I gather, is a "result" in the Dzokchen lineages.
by conebeckham
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 40616

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

Aemilius- You're confusing things. The "Paths" and "Grounds" you're talking about, as well as the "Four Yogas" of Mahamudra, cannot be equated with the Development and Completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra in an exact correspondence. The Bhumis are a system of classifying realization and experien...
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 40616

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

Oh. Duh.

:smile:
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 40616

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

Actually, Pero, I think he's saying something different...i.e., that completion stage practices are only to be engaged in subsequent to some sort of "awakening" from the "Sutra Path."
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: what is Namtoza ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1972

Re: what is Namtoza ?

Oops, didn't read the original comment, only the question about what "Khor Nga" meant. You're correct, of course, about the "Mandala Of Dorje Bernagchen" and the five "retinue."
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 40616

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

It is said that the Six Yogas of Naropa all belong to the Perfection Stage, they are something you do after have achieved awakening. There seem to be a lot of things to do after you have attained the awakening or the enlightenment. Historically the Tantra was available to you only after you had att...
by conebeckham
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: what is Namtoza ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1972

Re: what is Namtoza ?

"Khor Nga" means, most likely, that this is a Five (nga) deity Mandala (Khor, from KyilKhor).

I'm assuming this must be referring to a five deity practice of Namtose.
by conebeckham
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Rev. Jason Carter
Replies: 14
Views: 4902

Re: Rev. Jason Carter

I can't say anything about the Tendai, but what is an "ordained buddhistava" anyway?

Here's what I think.....he's taken "Bodhisattva Vows" from a disciple of V.V. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. And he feels this is some sort of "credential."

This whole thing seems "off the mark" to me.
by conebeckham
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: 3 Month Rinchen Terzod by Yangthang Rinpoche starts Nov 7
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

Re: 3 Month Rinchen Terzod by Yangthang Rinpoche starts Nov 7

The Rinchen Terdzo is a collection of Terma. It was compiled by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, and it considered one of his 5 great treasuries. It contains many, many complete terma cycles that were apparently "thin on the ground" at the time of Kongtrul's compilation, as well as many that were, and ar...
by conebeckham
Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: 3 Month Rinchen Terzod by Yangthang Rinpoche starts Nov 7
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

Re: 3 Month Rinchen Terzod by Yangthang Rinpoche starts Nov 7

Continue to check the Orgyen Dorje Den Website for updates...

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by conebeckham
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 101953

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Good stuff, guys, just a comment: we often hear about mixing teachings and how it can be confusing. Good example: "Ordinary Mind" in Mahamudra terminology (Thamel Gyi Shepa) is actually different from your usage of "ordinary mind" vs. Rigpa.

:smile:

Carry on.....
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan Word of the Day
Replies: 71
Views: 44081

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

sems = Mind

:tongue:
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Dolpo Dharma ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3900

Re: Dolpo Dharma ?

..and, while we're at it, are you proposing that New York, New Wales, and Nova Scotia ("New Scotland") are somehow "stand-ins" for their "originals," or are meant to deceive people who really want to go to York, even though they don't know it?

:shrug:
by conebeckham
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Dolpo Dharma ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3900

Re: Dolpo Dharma ?

You're wrong-Dolpopa had nothing to do with Europe. the REAL Dolpo is in present-day Nepal region. By your (specious) reasoning, the "Dolpo" in Nepal would be called New Dolpo. And there are examples of dipthongs in Tibetan--sometimes they are proounced as elided vowel-sounds, and sometimes not. Bes...
by conebeckham
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 101953

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Thanks, Magnus, and I agree. One need only look at the daily practice regimen of any of these Lamas to determine what they considered "essential" (or at least important enough to recite daily) in their practice. Granted, "abiding" is not something one could pin down to sessions and breaks, but it's ...
by conebeckham
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 101953

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Kalden Yundrung wrote: Hello Conebeckham, Thanks for the reply. But would not it be better to continue here? viewtopic.php?f=48&t=1363&start=40 Because here is allready discussed some essential part(s) of your reply. No, I don't think so. Because I'm not addressing the difference between Dzokchen an...
by conebeckham
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 101953

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

I'm not really a Dzokchenpa, so perhaps not even qualified to say anything here....but I have enjoyed this thread, and have been involved in conversations that are quite similar, from a Mahamudra perspective. Of course, I've read some Dzokchen materials, and even practiced (or dabbled in, rather) sa...
by conebeckham
Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: 13 Golden Dharmas of the Sakya-pa, Sep 24-26, 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3888

Re: 13 Golden Dharmas of the Sakya-pa, Sep 24-26, 2010

Lama Kunga's center is in the hills.....Kensington is in a fairly residential neighborhood, and you'd have to walk down to Berkeley's busier streets for meals. But it's a very short drive...I'd think you'd be able to catch a ride with fellow students for meals.
by conebeckham
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which school of Vajrayana do you practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 6105

Re: Which school of Vajrayana do you practice?

For those that don't know me, I identify as a Kagyupa. you could say I "specialize" in practices from the Shangpa Kagyu lineage, if indeed I can be said to specialize in anything (that's why they call it "practice," eh? :smile: ) though I've practiced a fair amount of Kamtsang practices, and, becaus...

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