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With Prayers of Longing

With Prayers of Longing

An excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo from the Vow of Love Series

Let’s say you’re not up to following a qualified teacher. Let’s say you don’t go that route. You can still meditate. You can still follow those basic precepts that are brought to us through the enlightened mind of the […]

Astrology for 10/6/2015

10/6/2015 Tuesday by Norma

Feeling pressed for time, as though you’re being squeezed from all sides? Relax, you are! The nice part is that the immediate squeeze ends today, and the better part is that your current project is well planned and will succeed IF you persevere. Yes old matters continue to need attention- the […]

Recipe for Results

Recipe for Results

An excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo from the Vow of Love series

As long as the idea of self exists, self will experience other with either attraction, or repulsion. There is no other way to experience other. Whether it’s subtle or not, even if you are a proponent of New Age […]

Astrology for 10/5/2015

10/5/2015 Monday by Norma

A surprise comes early in the day that’s temporary but unnerving. Something flies the coop unexpectedly, generating an emotional reaction. Food is the solution: if your dog runs away, grab a snack before setting out to find it. The cancer moon is making babies of us all; understand this and you’ll […]

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 […]

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 […]

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:


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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 […]

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: 



Offering Mudra


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Make an Altar

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

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