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Astrology for 7/25/2014

7/25/2014 Friday

Happiness is in the air, and it’s yours for the taking. Bright places and people actually increase your life force now if you are willing to take the first step. Enter contests, win prizes, compete! A time of growth and expansion is at hand: the sun is shining where darkness previously prevailed. Spiritual [...]

What Drives You to Practice?

What Drives You to Practice?

An excerpt from a teaching called Bodhicitta by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Some of you show up for practice because you think your teacher will get mad at you if you don’t. So you make yourself visible. Some of you show up for practice because you’ve got to get it in today. When do you [...]

Astrology for 7/24/2014

7/24/2014 Thursday

Feeling indecisive? Can’t make up your mind? Want to do something but not sure what to do? Relax, the planet of action is going through the sign of indecision. In two days you will be 100% certain about what you must do. This is a feel good time- happiness abounds. Sophocles said “Happiness [...]

Those With Hopes of Us

Those With Hopes of Us

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Antidoting the Mantra of Samsara”

The Buddha teaches us that there are literally so many sentient beings that, not all the great Bodhisattvas and lamas have connections with all of them. That’s how many sentient beings there are. We don’t have [...]

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:

 

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!

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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: 

 

http://www.vajrayana.org/tnr.html 

 

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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 [...]

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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