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Introduction to the Four Noble Truths by His Holiness Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok

Introduction to the Four Noble Truths by His Holiness Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok

The following is an excerpt from a public talk given by His Holiness Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok in Washington D.C.

This is the auspicious occasion which commemorates the precious turning of the Dharma Wheel which occurred in ancient India by our Lord and Supreme Guide, Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, in Varanasi in the presence of the […]

Astrology for 4/27/2015

4/27/2015 Monday by Norma

An odd breakage occurs today, one that is correctable. It’s possible to be separated from a source of love and happiness by an incomprehensible force. You don’t know what hit you but something is gone! Relax. With an adjustment you will get it back and you may never understand what happened. […]

Finding Safety

Finding Safety

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Experiencing the Hook of Compassion”

I’m reminded again and again of that wonderful story that we hear in our tradition of the father who had many children in a house, children that he loved very dearly. The father came home to […]

Astrology for 4/26/2015

4/26/2015 Sunday by Norma

Fun is about as fun as it gets today. Plan anything with anyone and you’ll have a blast. Do, however, keep an eye on costs- you can have as much fun at a picnic as an expensive restaurant. Cheerful words are meaningful and play a role in your future, so say […]

Astrology for 4/17/2015

4/17/2015 Friday by Norma

Men are hard charging but the real action involves emotional satisfaction and the female principle today. “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!” goes a stadium chant and you’ll gladly sing along and second the motion. Good will is all-pervasive, but it’s still important to look both ways […]

Astrology for 4/16/2015

4/16/2015 Thursday by Norma

An attempt at sensitivity falls flat and it seems that something has been lost but don’t worry, everything works out well in the end. Mental stability is an absolute godsend today; everything that happens is taken in a relaxed, logical and unworried fashion. “All is well,” anonymous whispers. The hard-charging continues […]

Astrology for 4/15/2015

4/15/2015 Wednesday by Norma

A happy go lucky, “What me worry?” attitude resolves a setback. Don’t look back; keep your eyes on what lies ahead and you are already down the road to your next adventure. Yay for Gemini- the sign with the best ability to dance away from trouble! Resist the temptation to dissect […]

Astrology for 4/14/2015

4/14/2015 Tuesday by Norma

A setback is lurking nearby if you can stop talking long enough to notice. Inattentiveness is factor. People are busy having fun as a troublesome force slowly moves closer: it’ been coming for a while, you just didn’t fully recognize it: now you must deal with it. It’s time to say […]

Astrology for 4/13/2015

4/13/2015 Monday by Norma

A friendly encounter is promised today so reach out to those who are meaningful to you. Groups accomplish what a single person can’t, and machines of all sorts are helpful. Set goals for the future today, ones that involve innovative wild-eyed action as opposed to trudging ahead in the same manner. […]

Astrology for 4/12/2015

4/12/2015 Sunday by Norma

A last minute effort to impose order comes to nothing and quickly changes to making friends with everyone. Huh? Tactical advice: if your plan isn’t working try more friendliness; work on identifying common goals you share with others. Then watch things blossom. Conversation, the news and short trips all go well. […]

Astrology for 4/11/2015

4/11/2015 Saturday by Norma

If you’re in charge of upholding rules smile, be nice and expect to be challenged. A temporary hardening of positions puts authority figures at odds with the public, creating a precarious situation. Today groups will do things that individuals won’t consider, to the detriment of those involved. Side with the most […]

Astrology for 4/10/2015

4/10/2015 Friday by Norma

Fussbudgets unite- today is your day! If there is an obscure rule that blocks forward motion you’ll find it and apply it; and you’ll be right, except for those you’ve stymied. They will be annoyed and you’ll hear about it. What you do depends on which role you’re playing. If you’re […]

Astrology for 4/9/2015

4/9/2015 Thursday by Norma

Going on a trip, either physical or mental? Today’s your day! It’s a great day to set off on a voyage, argue your case in court, convert to a new religion or enroll in school. Publicize yourself! Brilliant, far-reaching thinking characterizes the day. Ask for information and you will be rewarded […]

Astrology for 4/8/2015

4/8/2015 Wednesday by Norma

Take advantage of the six planets in fire signs that boost your energy and give you confidence. It’s time to head off in a new direction, one that just occurred to you. Flashes of insight are helpful now and should be heeded, but be quite careful that you don’t dash straight […]

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