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Self-absorption Leads to Unhappiness

Self-absorption Leads to Unhappiness

An excerpt from a teaching called How to Pray by Being by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

The Buddhist path is not a selfish trip. It’s not a self-absorbed trip. In fact, as Buddhist practitioners, we strive to become less and less self-absorbed. Being self-absorbed is the exact opposite of prayer–180 degrees away from it. But […]

Astrology for 7/4/2015

7/4/2015 Saturday by Norma

Although it’s a day filled with emotional intensity, the best bet is using your rational mind to handle what comes. Opposition is rampant and it’s imperative to consider both sides of every activity: doing something for yourself versus something for the group; staying home versus making a public appearance; eating alone […]

The Guru’s Three-Part Empowerment

The Guru’s Three-Part Empowerment

The most important part of the practice of Guru Yoga is when we receive the threefold empowerment from the guru. We receive the white light from the Guru’s head to our head to purify our body. We receive the red light from the Guru’s throat to our throat to purify and empower our speech. […]

Astrology for 7/3/2015

7/3/2015 Friday by Norma

Groups and friends are highlighted today. Someone offers help and a new direction opens in an area that has been stymied. Avoid the temptation to strike out alone, you’ll find yourself back in the same unsatisfying situation. Emotional volatility is the greatest danger today; avoid decisions based on upset feelings. Richard […]

Prayer Works:Pray for Japan and the Earth

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Asking all people to have faith in prayer and not feel hopeless. If everything, every effort in Japan is hopeless, even then prayer works!

Please don’t forget that, the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, in their great compassion hear our cries. All faiths, call upon your faith […]

Today is the Day to Renew Prayers for Japan, the Earth and Humankind

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Today is the day to renew our commitment to pray for Japan, for the earth, for human kind. I feel the Japan nuclear situation is growing more dangerous every day, that Tepco and Japanese government are trying to save face by not admitting how bad […]

One World: Let the People Speak

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Today I have a down mood. Watching what is happening worldwide is hard to take. Japan hiding info we need, in the Middle East giving more than we can use. Everywhere there are terrible events and dramas.

One theme I see is secretiveness by those […]

Plea for Prayers from Japanese Monk

We received this plea from a monk in Japan:

Please forward~ A Japanese Monk Sent this Prayer Request The damage of earthquake in Japan is devastating. Unable to cool down the reactor we are facing a possibility of nuclear … explosion. Please join our prayer. Feel free to forward this prayer request to anyone. […]

The Caretaker Vow

This was composed and witnessed by Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo on August 31, 1986:

We the Caretakers of the Earth, dedicate ourselves to the liberation and salvation of all sentient beings.

We vow to work for the liberation of planet earth from the clutches of suffering, poverty, famine and death. We vow to return in […]

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