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Phowa

OM AMI DEWA HRI

Throughout all lifetimes

Wherever I am born

May I obtain the qualities of birth in a higher realm

May I met Dharma swiftly after taking birth

And have the freedom to practice well

May I please Guru Rinpoche

And practice Dharma day and night

Understand Dharma, drink its pure nectar

May I traverse the ocean of worldly existence in this […]

Astrology for 7/26/2016

7/26/2016 Tuesday by Norma

Avoid pushing too hard early in the day, it’ll turn out badly. If you’re spinning your wheels, going nowhere, relax and do nothing until the energy changes. Avoid anything that’s too expensive, no matter how good it looks. Genuine prestige involves taking pride in what is most meaningful to […]

What is a "Good Death"

What is a “Good Death”

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo offered during a Phowa retreat:

While there are individual experiences in the bardo of dying, let’s talk about the general ones so that we can prepare. Since we are talking about the six bardos, in general, we want to be very clear on the […]

Astrology for 7/25/2016

7/25/2016 Monday by Norma

Avoid a heavy handed or intimidating demeanor and present your case with charm, dignity and grace today. Tact has never been more necessary and important than now. The more confident you are, the better your ideas are received. People are excited, happy and ennobled by a respectful reception. John […]

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7/16/2016 Saturday by Norma

Avoid people telling long ideological stories and anyone pontificating on matters. Short and sweet succeeds today-if you’re giving a speech, leave people wanting more, not wanting it to end! The problem is that talk and short distance travel are fun. Go for a drive or a walk, call […]

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7/15/2016 Friday by Norma

A thoughtful, well-spoken person wins hearts and clears the air in an unexpected way. An opportunity to communicate clearly about a situation appears and people feel understood, at last. Webster’s New World Dictionary defines RESPECT; “To feel or show honor or esteem for, to show consideration for.” This attitude […]

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7/14/2016 Thursday by Norma

Listen to the news carefully today, something different is in the wind and you need to be informed. Aristotle said, “All men by nature desire to know.” New regulations are in place that improve what came before. Men and women are in harmony and building opportunities abound. Pay […]

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7/13/2016 Wednesday by Norma

Cool heads are in charge now and their counsel is invaluable. Listen to the person who speaks from experience and wisdom. A hidden problem surfaces, opening the door to resolution: no matter what comes to light, a solution is at hand. Trust that hidden, protective forces are working on […]

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7/12/2016 Tuesday by Norma

A diplomat tries to reassure people with pretty words but fails to address the feelings of those most impacted by the issue. If your speech falls flat, go back and listen carefully to people’s concerns: ask what they want, don’t tell them what they should want! Anonymous said, “True words […]

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7/11/2016 Monday by Norma

Plagued by indecision? Want to do one thing and your partner insists on the opposite? It’s that sort of day. Meet nothing head on today, take a circuituous route instead. Large undertakings are best left until later in the week, nevertheless now is a great time to do […]

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7/10/2016 Sunday by Norma

Can’t make up your mind? Ask the person in charge and follow protocol in any undertaking or ceremony. If a speech is required, words from the heart can’t go wrong. People are willing to help out and want to feel a part of the crew. Health matters […]

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7/9/2016 Saturday by Norma

A hardworking person is in your corner and a go-getter is just waiting for the green light, give it! Have jobs and tasks lined up for willing hands and you’ll fly through your work at the speed of light. It’s possible to build a house, a fence or anything […]

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7/8/2016 Friday by Norma

A sensible attitude, a “let’s do what we need to do to get things moving” spirit is invigorating and leads to successful outcomes today. People are willing participants so prepare tasks for anyone who shows up asking to help. Work is fun and gets things done! Anonymous said, “Whenever […]

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7/7/2016 Thursday by Norma

An upsetting incident precedes a new opportunity early in the day. Something topples your rosy view of yourself and something else puts you back up on your pedestal! There’s a danger of an emotional utterance, remarks made in the heat of the moment that can come back to haunt […]