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The Trap of Intellectual Satisfaction

The Trap of Intellectual Satisfaction

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Perception”

So, if you are conscious, does that lead you to the assumption that self-nature is real? Yes, it does. Of course it leads you to the assumption that self-nature is real. What are you doing here if you don’t think [...]

Astrology for 8/23/2014

8/23/2014 Saturday by Norma

A very happy time comes today. It’s hard to remember when you have been more pleased with those around you. A partnership matter goes well, and it is easier to move ahead with your plans. Someone expresses great affection for you, and it is reciprocated. Plan a special event with those [...]

Astrology for 8/22/2014

8/22/2014 Friday by Norma

This is your last day to make a statement, to express yourself fully. If you feel strongly about something, take a stand! Tomorrow you will begin working on the project that you champion today. Emotional responses are likely, go ahead and speak your piece. An important conversation happens, and you tell [...]

Refuge and Bodhicitta: Introduction by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Refuge and Bodhicitta: Introduction by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Faults of Cyclic Existence”

What I would like to talk about today has much to do with the practice of Bodhicitta, which is taking the vow of compassion, committing oneself to live one’s life as a compassionate person, and moving into [...]

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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