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American Dharma – The Prayer Vigil

Kunzang Palyul Choling has maintained a 24 hour Prayer Vigil since 1985. In this video Jetsunma describes how engaging in the Prayer Vigil is a way to stand up against the suffering in the world today. Making that commitment and dedicating the effort to bringing an end to war, or peace to beings, is a […]

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Astrology for 4/18/2015

4/18/2015 Saturday by Norma

Fun continues but the risk of being troubled is less today, except in scams of the heart. There’s a tendency to hear what you want to hear and to be bewitched by pretty words. All you really have to do is say “Let me think about it,” to any proposal and […]

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Calling the Lama From Afar

Calling the Lama From Afar

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Experiencing the Hook of Compassion”

In our tradition, in preliminary practice, we practice this “Calling the Lama from Afar,” and it’s a haunting practice. It will bring tears to one’s eyes if one practices it with a full heart and really […]

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Astrology for 4/17/2015

4/17/2015 Friday by Norma

Men are hard charging but the real action involves emotional satisfaction and the female principle today. “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!” goes a stadium chant and you’ll gladly sing along and second the motion. Good will is all-pervasive, but it’s still important to look both ways […]

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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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