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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 […]

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 cannot be taken […]

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 are a […]