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Rest in Wakefulness

Rest in Wakefulness

An excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Norbu Lhamo on October 18, 1995

What is it that we actually see when we see the Guru? First of all, the Guru is perfection. The Guru is perfect. The Guru arises very naturally, is spontaneously liberated; there is nothing about this appearance that has become […]

Astrology for 11/29/2015

11/29/2015 Sunday by Norma

It’s possible to over-commit or over-promise in the name of love. Do your best to pledge only what you can deliver and avoid future recrimination. Ignore alarming statements, and you’ll hear them, particularly from people at a distance. A powerful force has the ability to dissolve goals and assertions that have […]

In Your Hands

In Your Hands

An Excerpt from a teaching called Our Motivation Is For Those Who Have Hopes of Us by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

When you practice you should think of all the uncountable beings who through ages and ages of wandering and endless revolution in cyclic existence you have had some either meaningful or meaningless contact with. […]

Astrology for 11/28/2015

11/28/2015 Saturday by Norma

Feeling moody, impressionable? So is everyone else. Stay home and engage in domestic activities: cooking, tidying up, household maintenance. Family equals security today. Secret suffering is brought to light in some way, something you’d long forgotten comes back. Review it and forget it unless action is required. Arthur Waley said, “Keep […]

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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