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Why Is This Rebirth Precious?

Why Is This Rebirth Precious?

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Commitment to the Path”

When we practice the Buddhadharma, one of the first things that we have to do is to examine the faults of cyclic existence. Nobody likes to do that. That is not fun. But what is interesting is [...]

Astrology

The mood turns serious today. Observe protocol in everything you do. Stand when older people appear and shake everyone’s hand. Dress conservatively. It’s important to play your part to the best of your ability. Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players. And one man in his time [...]

I Choose Enlightenment

I Choose Enlightenment

An excerpt from a teaching called How Buddhists Think by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

People ask: “In your tradition, is Buddha like God?” No, Buddha is not like God. “Is Guru Rinpoche God?” No, Guru Rinpoche is not God. “Well, what do you call God in your tradition?” We don’t call anything God. There are [...]

Astrology

Good fortune comes early from a private source. Somebody does you a favor and walks off, leaving you surprised and happy. Pass it on to someone else when you get the chance. A message is uplifting and spirits are high. Men and women are in sync and children are good natured. It’s a favorable time [...]

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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