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No Time to Waste

No Time to Waste

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Death comes to us all, often sooner than we know. Prepare for death. If you have accomplished Phowa then death is not frightening, and can be noble and of benefit. Leave with no debt unpaid, and practice. Death will be in the heart of […]

Astrology for 5/2/2016

5/2/2016 Monday by Norma

Imagination and creativity are highlighted today. Share your ideas and they will be implemented, start working on your own and you’ll become frustrated and end up in a snarl. Listen carefully to others’ comments and accept advice gracefully. Feeling grumpy or sick? Spend time outside in the sun […]

Message from Gyaltrul Rinpoche to Jetsunma: Pure Offerings

The following is a message from Gyaltrul Rinpoche to Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo and her sangha given on November 11, 2011:

VGR to JAL 11.11.11

In November 2011 Venerable Gyaltrul Rinpoche offered the following spontaneous teaching about Jetsunma at a sangha gathering at Tashi Choling in Oregon.

Gyaltrul Rinpoche began by asking Jetsunma’s student who was in attendance at […]

Astrology for 5/1/2016

5/1/2016 Sunday by Norma

Feeling successful? You probably are, today. A sense of satisfaction combines with imagination and happiness to make for a pleasant day. Enjoy it! Think of Ferdinand the Bull lounging in the clover, basking in contentment, and you have the picture of the day. Lily Tomlin said, “For […]

Then I Asked The Dakinis: From “Mother of Knowledge”

The following is respectfully quoted from “Mother of Knowledge” translated by Tarthang Tulku and J. Wilhelms:

Yeshe Tsogyal recounts entering the Mandala of the Dakinis:

“Eight cemeteries formed a ring, rimmed by walls of beautiful lotuses. Predatory flesh-eating birds and wild blood-drinking animals wandered about, and demons and demonesses, roaming in great numbers, stood out vividly against […]

Examining Cause and Effect

How can it be that we’ve had so little result?  Well it isn’t true that we’ve had no result. We have had temporary happiness. We’ve all had that. Probably we feel pretty good right now. Probably we felt all right when we got up this morning. But we feel differently every day, and really every […]

The Importance of Dharma in the West: Video of Khenpo Tenzin Norgay

The following is a full length video teaching by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay offered at Kunzang Palyul Choling: 

 

Video streaming by Ustream

 

If you would like to help support KPC in continuing to offer Dharma in the West, please consider making an offering now!

Choosing Your Guide

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Buddhism doesn’t need you, you need Buddhism. Lama doesn’t need you, you need Lama. There are many more students than teachers.

To climb Mt. Everest one needs a Sherpa (guide) to show the way. A map or book is useless. You can only trust a […]

Holiness Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche Passed into Parinirvana

Holiness Kyabje Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche passed into parinirvana this morning. Please visit the following link to see his final instructions to his students: 

 

http://www.vajrayana.org/tnr.html 

 

Offering Mudra

ARGHAM PADYAM PUPE DHUPE ALOKE GENDE NEWIDYA SHAPDA PRATITSA YE SWAHA

Water for drinking and for bathing, flowers, incense, scented water, celestial food and sound are all offered.

Lama Pema Rangdol, head umdze at a Palyul Monastery for many years and now living in NYC, visited KPC Maryland to instruct students in the Rigzin Dupai Tsog Practice. […]

Terton Ratna Lingpa

Langdro Lotsawa returned to Trushul in Lhodrak,
You revealed the profound treasury of the four Kharchu Communions
Amongst your twenty-five treasures, your activity touching us all:
Homage to Chogyel Ratna Lingpa.

Ratna Lingpa 1403-1478/79. A reincarnation of Könchok Jungney of Langdro, he was born August 2nd 1403 to Dode Tar and his mother Sitar Men. At a […]

A Toolkit for the New Buddhist Practitioner

The following is a collection of resources for all those who are new to Buddhist practice

The Basics

Back to Basics

Why I Chose Buddhism

To Be a Practitioner

I WON!  A Precious Human Rebirth!

Buddha in the Palm of Your Hand

Faults of Cyclic Existence

The Six Realms of Cyclic Existence

The Origin of Suffering

Turning Away from Samsara

The Four Thoughts and The Four […]

How to Make an Altar

Learn how to make your own Buddhist altar.  Special thanks to Ananda Robie for the production of this video.