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Navigating the Path with Guru Yoga

Navigating the Path with Guru Yoga

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “The Guru is Your Diamond”

Should it happen that we cannot meet with the Guru for some reason, or there is some difficult point in one’s path, some difficult moments, some difficult times, maybe even some difficult months or years, still, so long […]

Astrology for 8/29/2016

8/29/2016 Monday by Norma

A situation stalemates and you know what it is: you can’t stop talking about it! Be aware that you’re discussing instead of doing, and stop. Move in the direction where success is possible, which is work. Major planets line up favorably in matters associated with work, health and organization, […]

Short Confession: From Nam Chö Vajrasattva Ngondro

Short Confession: From Nam Chö Vajrasattva Ngondro

The following is a Short Confession found in the Nam Chö Ngondro practice of Vajrasattva revealed by Tertön Migyur Dorje:

In the View, I confess all commitments broken through mental activity,
Knowing the View is the all-pervasive foundational Bodhicitta;
Realizing that the View exists in non-existence,
And practicing meditation that is non-existent,
Realizing activity is neither existent nor non-existent,
The Bodhicitta […]

Astrology for 8/28/2016

8/28/2016 Sunday by Norma

Pour everything you’ve got into your project today. Speaking, writing and communication go well: this is the day to create your opus magnum. Writing a novel, your memoirs or the shopping list? It comes out with such beauty and precision that an academy award is a possibility! […]

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8/19/2016 Friday by Norma

A sensitive interlude requires a careful response. Not feeling well? Ask for help, see a doctor or counselor. Listen to people’s problems and concerns with compassion, they are real. Assist in whatever way you can and put your own schedule aside; people need help when they need it, not […]

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8/18/2016 Thursday by Norma

The early morning full moon offers two directions, one with a group and one with a leader. Both sides have good ideas that can be integrated into the plan. A magical time comes today when a long awaited wish becomes reality; don’t doubt it and don’t lose your mind […]

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8/17/2016 Wednesday by Norma

A leader’s brilliant move is electrifying, inspiring, and makes people proud, but get back to work when the moment passes. Avoid the tendency to linger talking with friends, nothing will come of it. Instead zip around conducting business, making deals and tending to the tasks at hand. There hasn’t […]

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8/16/2016 Tuesday by Norma

A middle of the night event is unsettling but you’ll probably sleep through it. Friends and groups are highlighted today. Offer a warm welcome to whoever arrives and have a good time. An addition to the work force is a godsend for tired people; step aside and let the happy […]

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8/15/2016 Monday by Norma

Accept an invitation graciously and wonder how it’ll go privately. A dream or obsessive feeling early in the day is disturbing but over soon. Five planets in earth signs point to success in the mundane tasks of life. Prepare a list of duties, dig a ditch, re-roof the house, estimate […]

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8/14/2016 Sunday by Norma

A serious attitude brings satisfaction and inspiration, and a down to earth perspective generates happiness. Be prepared to represent your position in life, whatever it is, and play your part well. Dress and look your best, something’s coming and you should be ready! Communication is highlighted, along with the danger of […]

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8/13/2016 Saturday by Norma

Harmony between Leaders characterizes this day, but others are in disarray. A setback at work is mitigated by an attitude of acceptance and generosity. It’s crucial to avoid decisions based on sweeping generalities, you’ll feel ridiculous later. (“All 14 year olds are left handed, so I’ll make baseball gloves for […]

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8/12/2016 Friday by Norma

A riveting event or announcement pulls you into the fray, sweeping aside work commitments and generating non-stop pontificating. Fast action is compelling but unwise. If you can’t stop yourself, be sure to fix anything you knock over as you charge into action. This is a tricky day where action […]

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8/11/2016 Thursday by Norma

Magnetic people are mopping up the floor with everyone else and all you can do is stand back, mouth agape. Avoid the temptation to offer critical comments that irritate others today, and you’ll want to! If something goes missing relax, it’ll come back. Philosophical discussions and politics will […]

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8/10/2016 Wednesday by Norma

Pride is an issue today, yours and other people’s. Be as respectful as possible, particularly where you feel respect is unwarranted. Hold the door open, say thank you to everyone, accept gifts you don’t want and applaud loudly. A friendly comment or idea generates a new, successful, direction […]