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Astrology for 7/3/2015

7/3/2015 Friday by Norma

Groups and friends are highlighted today. Someone offers help and a new direction opens in an area that has been stymied. Avoid the temptation to strike out alone, you’ll find yourself back in the same unsatisfying situation. Emotional volatility is the greatest danger today; avoid decisions based on upset feelings. Richard […]

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Experiencing Bodhicitta through the Guru Yoga

Experiencing Bodhicitta through the Guru Yoga

An excerpt from a teaching called How to Pray by Being by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

We must practice guru yoga. Without guru yoga, we will never learn to pray properly. Guru yoga is the nest in which our prayers are developed. In guru yoga we see the lama as the embodiment of all the […]

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Astrology for 7/2/2015

7/2/2015 Thursday by Norma

Continue to divide your energy between emotional issues and the demands of the world. Tolerate outbursts with kindness and the awareness that they have no impact on the matter at hand. A difficulty has passed and is in the process of being resolved. Give yourself and others time to recover from […]

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Vigilance: From "The Way of the Bodhisattva" by Shantideva

Vigilance: From “The Way of the Bodhisattva” by Shantideva

The following is respectfully quoted from “The Way of the Bodhisattva” by Shantideva as translated by the Padmakara Translation Group and published by Shambhala:

Vigilance

1. Those who wish to keep a rule of life Must guard their minds in perfect self-possession. Without this guard upon the mind, No discipline can ever be maintained.

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An Ocean of Blessings

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The Stanzas of Offering Water from the Pure Vision, An Ocean of Blessings

By His Holiness Dudjom Lingpa

HUNG YAN LAG GYED DAN DUD TSI DZING BU DI

HUNG Offering a lake of nectar possessing the eight qualities of pure water

CHOM DAN KHOR DANG CHE LA BUL WAR GYI

To all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

ZHE NE DAG DAG SEM CHAN THAM CHAD KYI

By acceptance of this offering, may I and all sentient beings

TSOG DZOG DRIB TAG KHOR WA TONG TRUK SHOG

Accumulate merit and wisdom, purify all obscurations and liberate all beings.

Mantra:

OM SARVA TATHAGATA SAPARIWARA ARGHAM PRATI TSA PUJA MEGHA SAMUDRA SAPA RANA SAMAYA AH HUNG

One night in a dream a white Dakini appeared to Dudjom Lingpa.  She said that she was Sukha Siddhi and proceeded to recite the above offering stanzas for the sake of all sentient beings.  She said that this wishing prayer included everything.  This vision arose in the dream of Dudjom Lingpa after a prayer for water offering was requested of him by Lama Tsultim Dorje.  It was recorded by Dudjom Lingpa’s secretary, Phuntsog Tashi.

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