Recent Posts

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 […]

Astrology for 7/24/2016

7/24/2016 Sunday by Norma

Feeling tired and grumpy this morning? Move slowly, in time your engine engages and you speed off toward your objective! This is an exciting day, one where opportunity abounds. Planning to electrify others with your performance or ideas? This is your day: enthusiasm is magnetic and attractive to […]

Who is Padmasambhava?

Who is Padmasambhava?

The following is respectfully quoted from “The History of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism” by Dudjom Rinpoche:

He studied all the sūtras, tantras, and sciences under the many scholars and accomplished masters of India, of whom the foremost were: the eight great awareness-holders, from whom he received the Eight Classes of Means for Attainment; Buddhaguhya, […]

Auto Draft

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 […]

Auto Draft

7/24/2016 Sunday by Norma

Feeling tired and grumpy this morning? Move slowly, in time your engine engages and you speed off toward your objective! This is an exciting day, one where opportunity abounds. Planning to electrify others with your performance or ideas? This is your day: enthusiasm is magnetic and attractive to […]

Auto Draft

7/23/2016 Saturday by Norma

On your feet, there’s work to do! Yet the urge to relax, to take it easy and escape, is equally powerful. Move skillfully between the two throughout the day. Stick with one, ignore the other, and you’ll have problems. A sensitive response to a powerful figure changes […]

Auto Draft

7/22/2016 Friday by Norma

A clear leader is in place, one who speaks to the hearts and concerns of a specific constituency. Those who disagree withdraw from the scene as happy talk prevails. Do pay attention to underground or hidden matters, people are sulking. Epictetus said, “There is only one way to […]

Auto Draft

7/21/2016 Thursday by Norma

This is the final day of an emotional time, so relax and accept things are they are. You’ve never felt more like staying home, yet the world beckons. A group forms unexpectedly and favorably, bringing resolution to a problem. Be generous in your evaluation of others. Montaigne said, […]

Auto Draft

7/20/2016 Wednesday by Norma

Friends and groups rule today! Share information with those you’re closest to, stating your position clearly. Now is the time to speak up, to declare yourself. Alexander Hamilton said, “Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything.” Back and forth discussion brings consensus, with everyone making concessions […]

Auto Draft

7/19/2016 Tuesday by Norma

The planet of unexpected outcomes continues to play a significant role in events, bringing surprise where a definite result is forecast. The full moon highlights differing viewpoints within groups. A gorgeous aspect to Mars shows strong, favorable forces stabilizing difficult situations. Hooray! This is a great day to […]

Auto Draft

7/18/2016 Monday by Norma

The need to engage in activities that raise your public profile sets the tone for the day. Question whether your life objectives will be advanced by what you do, and refrain if the answer is no. You’re building a resume that won’t be enhanced by first prize in a […]

Auto Draft

7/17/2016 Sunday by Norma

A sudden inspiration appears early in the day in the form of a message, dream or intuition, informing you of what’s to come. Listen up! You’ll understand in time. Men and women are slightly out of sync, with women wanting to run around busily while men just want a good […]

Auto Draft

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 […]