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Astrology for 12/20/2014

12/20/2014 Saturday by Norma

A strong emotional pull conflicts with a desire for freedom: you want to stay with a loved one and you want to run away! Fortunately, two open doors appear today. The first leads to philosophical thinking and travel, the second goes in the direction of groups. Join your friends, be steadfast […]

Astrology for 12/19/2014

12/19/2014 Friday by Norma

A serious conversation or meeting with a worried person comes early today. News of a loss is possible, after which the mood changes and people become giddy with good will. Definitely go outside and enjoy the environment; happiness is available in the world as opposed to in seclusion. A fortunate meeting […]

The Choice

The Choice

 

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo offered during a Phowa retreat:

What makes this practice of Phowa different from all of that slip sliding and unpredictability, and unclear cause and effect connections, and lack of understanding as to where things come from and why things are a certain […]

Astrology for 12/18/2014

12/18/2014 Thursday by Norma

The group wants to meet and you want privacy, making things tricky. Or else you want company and others refuse. A fundamental conflict occurs that is best resolved by direct communication: say where and when you are available and hold your ground. Financial and business matters are pressing, and they require […]

Pure Offerings

That which arises from the Body, Speech and Mind of the Buddhas cannot be treated like ordinary possessions. They are extraordinary.

That which we ourselves have set aside to honor the Body, Speech, and Mind of the Buddhas cannot be used in ordinary ways.

That which has been honorably, nobly offered to the Buddhas […]

How to Make Offerings

Meaning and Purpose

The basis for offering is the practice of “Generosity.” Generosity helps us to be less self-cherishing and thereby more loving to others. In the Buddhist tradition one makes offerings to the Three Precious Jewels, which are the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, and the Lama who embodies all three. Offerings […]

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