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Astrology for 2/12/2016

2/12/2016 Friday by Norma

Activity in the service of a larger goal is excellent, provided you don’t cross authority figures. You’ll know it’s happened when somebody corrects you. Do not defend yourself, rather ask what you can do better or differently. It’s a day to tiptoe through things, to be disciplined but stay […]

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I am Awake

I am Awake

An excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “How Buddhists Think”

When the Buddha was asked what kind of being he was, he described himself neither as a god nor as someone who has attained godhood, but simply as “awake.”  He was awake to the primordial Wisdom Nature, which is free from the delusion […]

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Astrology for 2/11/2016

2/11/2016 Thursday by Norma

Energy! You’ve got it, and so does everyone else. Fly out of bed and take action on what’s in front of you. The Aries moon rewards those who “do something” about life, rather than thinking about life, and the more energetic you are the better you feel. Who are […]

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The Beginning of Awakening

The Beginning of Awakening

An excerpt from the Mindfulness workshop given by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo in 1999

One of the practices that we are taught as Buddhists is that always, always, Guru Rinpoche should be above the crown of our heads.  We should be mindful that Guru Rinpoche is always there, seated on his lotus throne.  Upon going to sleep, we […]

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Astrology

A difference of opinion appears with someone you care for.  That you care is what creates the problem.  Financial matters are tricky, and affection is not a reason to let yourself get scalped by a bad deal. Back off on fundraising today, it goes awry and can result in hurt feelings.  An authority figure is full of power and ideas and this person has the ability to stabilize a situation that has become wobbly.  Something is being steadily re-built, and this is where true progress lies.  Imagine a bombed-out city under re-construction or a dilapidated house in the process of renovation.  Something that has died is being reborn, brought back to life.  This includes structures and, ahem, people.  If you have let yourself slip, now is the time for rehabilitation!  Remember, fixing things from the past is the theme these days.  Avoid those who think repair is impossible, they are obstructing progress.   Samuel Johnson said, “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”

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