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Astrology for 10/21/2016

10/21/2016 Friday by Norma

Practically everything generates an emotional reaction today; compliment someone’s outfit and they burst into tears, leaving you bewildered and wondering what just
happened. Hint: The more you try to be nice to people the worse it gets, so don’t bother. The Moon is in Cancer and everyone’s acting like […]

Life on the Merry-Go-Round

Life on the Merry-Go-Round

An excerpt from a teaching called Awakening from Non-Recognition by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

According to the Buddha’s teachings and according to everything that we can surmise from the information we receive as we travel along the path, we as sentient beings, are in a state of non-recognition. When you hear a term like “non-recognition,” it’s hard […]

Astrology for 10/20/2016

10/20/2016 Thursday by Norma

An agreement is reached that stabilizes a partnership. Entertain unusual ideas and incorporate them into your strategy. It’s important to be as open-minded as
humanly possible and listen for a brilliant idea that changes everything. Expect interruptions everywhere: phone calls losing connections, streets rerouted, objects barging in front as you […]

Devotional Yoga

Devotional Yoga

An excerpt from a the teaching, When the Teacher Calls, by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

In Buddhist tradition and particularly in Vajrayana Buddhism, there is a kind of practice called devotional practice. One of its most meaningful and foundational aspects is developing a relationship of pure devotion with one’s lama or teacher. In Vajrayana, the […]

Change and Continuity: from “Journey to Enlightenment”

The following is respectfully quoted from “Enlightened Journey: the Life and World of Khyentse Rinpoche” by Matthieu Riccard:

Change and Continuity
The Spiritual Legacy

Transmission and continuity are key points in the Buddhist tradition. The living teachers must not die out; true spiritual realization must be imparted from teacher to disciple. Great Tibetan masters are not isolated mystics. […]

Nam Cho Dzogchen Lineage Prayer

Vidydhara Terton Migyur Dorje

The Nam Chö Dzogchen Lineage Prayer



OM AH HUNG  In the perfectly pure palace of the Dharmadhatu (Sphere of Truth)


To Samantabhadra Yab-Yum, I pray.


Grant blessings to accomplish […]

Palyul Prayer: A Musical Offering

The following is a musical offering of the Palyul Prayer by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

H.E. Ven. Yangthang Tulku

H.E. Ven. Yangthang Tulku is a highly revered Lama in the Nyingmapa Lineage of Tantrayana Buddhism.  He is known to be the embodiment of Vimalamitra, a Dzogchen Master regarded as the chief propagator of Buddhism in Sikkim. In his past life he was also the great terton Lhatsen Namkha Jigmed from Sikkim whose […]

Heart Son of Palyul: His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche

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

Shortly before Kyabje His Holiness Penor Rinpoche had His Parinirvana, He watched me watching His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche. His Holiness gave me a deep look and said “He is better than me. ”

It must be true. Tsawei Lama  said it. The more I […]

Why Lineage is Important

Migyur Dorje

Written by Gelong Palzang

One of the questions that often comes up for Western practitioners is why is lineage important?  As long as you find a teacher you like, what difference does it make if he or she has a lineage or not?

Here is what His Holiness, the 12th Gyalwa Drukpa, head of the […]

Tulku Thubten Palzang Rinpoche

The most senior living lineage-holder of the Palyul Tradition, Tulku Thubten Palzang Rinpoche (“Tulku Thubzang Rinpoche”), was born in the year of the Fire Rat (1936). He was discovered by the great Khenpo Ngaga Rinpoche, the same Khenchen who confirmed the recognition of our late Holiness, Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche.

Tulku Thubzang Rinpoche was […]

The Twelfth Throne Holder

The Fifth Karma Kuchen Rinpoche

(1970  – date)

The 5th Karma Kuchen Rinpoche was born in the year of Iron Dog (1970), along with many auspicious signs in Southern India, to a noble religious family. When he was two years old, the late His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche, and […]

The Eleventh Throne Holder

The Third Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche,
Thubten Leshed Chokyi Drayang, also known as
Do-Ngag Shedrub Tenzin Chog-Lei Namgyal
(1932 – 2009)

The third Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche was born in the year of the Water Monkey (1932) in the Powo region of Kham, in South-Eastern Tibet. Details of his birth were exactly as described […]

The Tenth Throne Holder

The Fourth Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, Thegchog Nyingpo

(1908 – 1958)


The fourth Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, Thegchog Nyingpo was born in the fifteenth rabjung year of the Earth Monkey (1908). He was recognized in accordance with the prophecy of the fifteenth Karmapa Khakyab Dorje and authenticated by Drodul Lama Azom Drugpa. After […]