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No Short Cuts

No Short Cuts

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Antidoting the Mantra of Samsara”

As a part of Ngondro, we have to accomplish 100,000 repetitions of a short version of the Bodhisattva Vow,  the Bodhicitta mantra. Do you think to yourself, “Well what’s the goal here?  See, I’m trying to be compassionate. […]

Astrology for 6/27/2016

6/27/2016 Monday by Norma

You’re able to make a quick decision that moves things forward so take prompt action and avoid emotional waffling. Regarding health issues the urge to stick with home remedies is fine, unless your condition can’t be treated at home. Brenda Ueland said, “You can argue with a theologian or a […]

Opening Prayer: Incense Offering

Opening Prayer: Incense Offering

The following prayer is quoted from “Buddha in the Palm of the Hand” Nam Cho Ngondro:

TSULTRIM TRI DEN PHU CHOG DAM PA DI
This sacred supreme incense, which bears the scent of pure discipline,

TINGZIN NGAG DANG CHAGYE CHIN LAB GYI
By the blessing of mantra and mudra performed in a state of Samadhi,

SANGYE SHING DU PHO TRI […]

Astrology for 6/26/2016

6/26/2016 Sunday by Norma

You receive information that’s either wrong or incomprehensible, after which you’ll get lost. Have a laugh at yourself, good humor is the gift of the day. Later your thinking deepens and you’re able to understand a mystery. Albert Einstein said, “Look deeply into nature, and then you will understand […]

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6/27/2016 Monday by Norma

You’re able to make a quick decision that moves things forward so take prompt action and avoid emotional waffling. Regarding health issues the urge to stick with home remedies is fine, unless your condition can’t be treated at home. Brenda Ueland said, “You can argue with a theologian or a […]

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6/26/2016 Sunday by Norma

You receive information that’s either wrong or incomprehensible, after which you’ll get lost. Have a laugh at yourself, good humor is the gift of the day. Later your thinking deepens and you’re able to understand a mystery. Albert Einstein said, “Look deeply into nature, and then you will understand […]

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6/25/2016 Saturday by Norma

Things settle down, and relaxation combines with sensitivity to make for a happy day. Stay away from rationality in planning outings, go with your intuition. (“The top of the hill is above everything, but my gut says to head for this clearing.”) Spend time with children, family and household matters […]

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6/24/2016 Friday by Norma

A group has a brilliant idea, which immediately gets a thumbs down from the boss. Be happy, you are oblivious to hidden factors currently influencing matters. A new direction opens, one that would have been blocked by the previous idea. Things are moving so fast that quick thinking is required: […]

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6/23/2016 Thursday by Norma

A group makes a wise decision that takes everyone’s wishes into account. Thoughtful friends are nearby and the urge to talk too much is overwhelming. If you notice you simply must say “Just one more thing,” consider that you’ve already said it and pass the pie! You’re either eating or […]

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6/22/2016 Wednesday by Norma

An early surprise requires a speedy response, so get moving! Be careful about your understanding of the news; you can misinterpret something you hear and go off on a tangent. What you should take seriously today is work, food, family and your intuitive perceptions. It’s possible to roll them all into […]

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6/21/2016 Tuesday by Norma

Home has never been sweeter, family has never been nicer, than now. Memories of the past are wonderful, almost fairytale-like, so write your memoirs while you’re in the mood. Mine your past for hidden gems and bring what you find into your present life. Something pulls you into the […]

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6/20/2016 Monday by Norma

Opposing viewpoints predominate early in the day, after when people change their minds and move on. Don’t take conversations seriously and don’t hold individuals responsible for negative comments they make. Act on what you hear and at best you’ll be confused, at worst you’ll get into trouble. Earplugs […]

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6/19/2016 Sunday by Norma

The urge to tell others what to do -along with the absolute certainty of the rightness of your thinking- approaches the status of a medical condition today. One that requires treatment. Florence Scovel Shinn said, “The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds, and words return […]

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6/18/2016 Saturday by Norma

Everyone’s spouting philosophy -expounding their belief system and attempting to convert others- leading to intense conversations that are unproductive. Dale Carnagie said, “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” If you notice yourself honing in on your ideas as though they were truth-cast in stone- […]