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 […]
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 […]
The following is an excerpt from a public talk given by His Holiness Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok:
This vehicle of secret mantra, Vajrayana, is the principal vehicle of Buddhism that is practiced in Tibet, and now we find it spreading throughout America and other countries. There are many Dharma centers that have been established in […]
The following is an excerpt from “The Heart of Compassion: Thirty Seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva”:
On a practical level, however, the mere fact that you feel compassion for them is of no use whatsoever to all those beings. So, what can you do to actually help them? You now have […]
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Experiencing The Hook of Compassion”
Now I’m going to dive into the adult portion of our teaching, but you might have gotten something out of the children’s portion even though we’re adults, and some of us are even past 38. It […]
The following is a Heart Teaching offered by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche at Palyul Ling Retreat in 2003 – lightly edited for posting on this blog:
Carry through the Guru Yoga practice with your body, speech, and mind in proper position and without having any conceptual thoughts. Place your hands in the meditative position […]
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “This Time is Radical”
I think of Dharma as a wedding cake with three different levels, and everyone is welcome to partake of this cake. Only some people will get to go into three-year retreat, way up at the top: three-year […]
The following is an excerpt from a teaching called “This Time Is Radical”
Some of you know that we were born together at this time because something tremendous was going to unfold. And those of you who remember those teachings from long ago that I haven’t spoken about for a long time, we’re still […]
The following is a prayer from the Nam Chö Ngondro Practice Book:
I prostrate to the glorious Samantabhadra.
This precious human rebirth is extremely difficult to obtain.
All things born are impermanent and must die.
Perseverance in the practice of virtuous Dharma is cause for becoming a Buddha.
Whatever negativity is […]