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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 [...]

Be Your Own Best Friend

Be Your Own Best Friend

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

Understanding what is in front of you is like, I’ve used this analogy before, it’s like walking through a dark room. Let’s say that the life span that you have can be symbolized by a room. It’s dark because [...]

Astrology for 8/21/2014

8/21/2014 Thursday By Norma

A sudden awareness jump-starts the solution to a financial matter. At the same moment a personal shock comes. Watch where you’re walking or driving, a speed demon is headed your way. A fall is possible. A quick reaction averts trouble today. Still, the aspects are favorable once you’ve sidestepped trouble. A [...]

Nam Cho Dzogchen Lineage Prayer

Vidydhara Terton Migyur Dorje

The Nam Chö Dzogchen Lineage Prayer

 

OM AH HUNG CHÖ YING NAM PAR DAG PA’I PHO DRANG NA

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

KÜN ZANG YAB YUM LA SÖL WA DEB

To Samantabhadra Yab-Yum, I pray.

TSHE CHIG SANGYE DRUB [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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