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The Middle Way: From a Commentary on the Bodhisattva Vow by HH Penor Rinpoche

The Middle Way: From a Commentary on the Bodhisattva Vow by HH Penor Rinpoche

The following is adapted from an oral commentary given by His Holiness in conjunction with a ceremony wherein he bestowed the bodhisattva vow upon a gathering of disciples at Namdroling in Bozeman, Montana, November 1999:

This leads to the third stage concerning the aspect of adjusting one’s intention [which is the first of four […]

Astrology for 1/29/2015

1/29/2015 Thursday by Norma

Talk things over with people and gather information, something’s in the air! At the same time, avoid the temptation to lash out or become irritated with others. Lack of sleep may be an issue, or the dawning awareness of a hidden matter. If you suddenly feel like a fool, don’t blow […]

Making Offerings: His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

Making Offerings: His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

The following is adapted from an oral commentary given by His Holiness in conjunction with a ceremony wherein he bestowed the bodhisattva vow upon a gathering of disciples at Namdroling in Bozeman, Montana, November 1999:

Next, go for refuge in the sublime supports, the buddha as the embodiment of the three mayas, the dharma […]

Astrology for 1/28/2015

1/28/2015 Wednesday by Norma

Financial matters must be tended to, it seems, but no definite course of action appears. Stick to your regular work for most of the day, since nothing much takes place until later. You’ll know when the change comes; everyone starts talking, calling, dropping by, texting, etc. There’s a chance of hurt […]

Astrology for 1/19/2015

1/19/2015 Monday by Norma

Attend a parade! Join a group that acts in unison! Honor the past and those who have acted valiantly. Today is a combination of serious and silly, and your job is to determine which is which. Be respectful in situations requiring decorum and cut loose in fun places, but don’t mix […]

Astrology for 1/18/2015

1/18/2015 Sunday by Norma

Have a serious conversation with someone who has expectations of you, and find out what you need to do. Knowledge and organization matter today: make a list, follow it and you’ll be satisfied. If you move around aimlessly, you’ll be dismayed at the end of the day. A private conversation or […]

Astrology for 1/17/2015

1/17/2015 Saturday by Norma

This is a wonderful day to enjoy friends and get togethers. A leader is magnanimous and makes everyone happy. A sense of spiritual uplift is all-pervasive, and enthusiasm about the future is palpable. Do make plans and put them into effect quickly, as Mercury goes retrograde on Jan 21, making forward […]

Astrology for 1/16/2015

1/16/2015 Friday by Norma

You have just dodged a bullet and are probably feeling pretty good about it. In the excitement, you can make a mistake out of an abundance of good will…write a love letter to Jerry Springer instead of your sweetie, etc. The tendency is to say, “So what, he’ll probably enjoy it,” […]

Astrology for 1/15/2015

1/15/2015 Thursday by Norma

A confidante offers excellent information, which leads to a definitive step forward. Listen to those who speak quietly and with discretion, and act on what you hear. At the same time, emotions push people to defend their honor, causing trouble. Don’t do anything based on feeling sorry for yourself; it won’t […]

Astrology for 1/14/2015

1/14/2015 Wednesday by Norma

Today was made for improving your standing in the world, and this you must do alone! Promotions, raises and bonuses come your way, but only in private. Saturn is blocking Mars, meaning the old guard is opposing the upstart, so it’s crucial to avoid impulsive behavior. Count to one hundred before […]

Astrology for 1/13/2015

1/13/2015 Tuesday by Norma

Don’t worry if indecision plagues you early in the day, you don’t have all the information you need. When the final piece comes, you will swing into action and move swiftly and successfully. Subterranean, secret activity is favored: detectives sneaking up on the perp, executives quietly closing a major deal, doctors […]

Astrology for 1/12/2015

1/12/2015 Monday by Norma

A shift in energy occurs today. The focus moves away from group activity and angles toward solitary, sensitive activity. Physicians, healers, artists, sailors, and activities involving the ocean are highlighted. This is a great day to go on a quest associated with secret matters; you will find an unexpected bounty. Trust […]

Astrology for 1/11/2015

1/11/2015 Sunday by Norma

It’s a great day to spend time with your partner or with groups or friends. Conversely, it’s a poor day to confront public figures, to show people who’s boss, or to attempt diplomacy with a dictator. Avoid public functions, if possible; those in charge are not amenable to your wishes. The […]

Astrology for 1/10/2015

1/10/2015 Saturday by Norma

A meeting of minds occurs between a boss and an employee, which leads to success. A promotion is possible, if you’ve done a good job, and you probably have. Maintain a courteous demeanor in all your interactions with others today; be the perfect servant at all times, and things go very […]

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