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Astrology for 4/19/2015

4/19/2015 Sunday by Norma

Wishful thinking is a problem today and you can be hypnotized or enchanted. Why? Because you want what is offered- escape- a magical elixir offering something better than reality. Turn away from these thoughts and happiness comes in the form of solid friendship and deep affection that is here and now. […]

American Dharma – The Prayer Vigil

Kunzang Palyul Choling has maintained a 24 hour Prayer Vigil since 1985. In this video Jetsunma describes how engaging in the Prayer Vigil is a way to stand up against the suffering in the world today. Making that commitment and dedicating the effort to bringing an end to war, or peace to beings, is a […]

Astrology for 4/18/2015

4/18/2015 Saturday by Norma

Fun continues but the risk of being troubled is less today, except in scams of the heart. There’s a tendency to hear what you want to hear and to be bewitched by pretty words. All you really have to do is say “Let me think about it,” to any proposal and […]

Calling the Lama From Afar

Calling the Lama From Afar

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Experiencing the Hook of Compassion”

In our tradition, in preliminary practice, we practice this “Calling the Lama from Afar,” and it’s a haunting practice. It will bring tears to one’s eyes if one practices it with a full heart and really […]

Rest, Retreat and Compassion

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:   Hello all! I’ve now got my blackberry replaced. It died from a coffee spill. RIP li’l feller.    Now at my destination I am resting and will soon begin retreat in earnest. All has been travel, stay overs, re-connecting with the […]

The Stream of Bodhicitta

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

AH – May all beings be free of suffering. May they recognize what to accept and what to reject, and pacify the root causes of suffering. May we joyfully and lovingly accomplish compassionate activity for the sake of all sentient beings in […]

Nourishing With Love #OccupyLove

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo preparing a feast for Occupy DC:

I’m now starting to make giant pans of roasted root vegetables to be brought to #OccupyDC, to be delivered for their supper. Also trays of meat loaf, yummy stuff!

We will take it for tomorrow’s supper. And we still need tarps, sleeping bags, blankets, gloves. […]

Attain Your Potential

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Haha! Someone made my day today. I’ve been described as a rigid, Lineage-loving, “tow the line” Buddhist, and I couldn’t be more delighted! These same folks used to say I wasn’t real Palyul, or a real Buddhist, that my throne and crown […]

Shawn and Steve from #OccupyDC Offer Thanks

Shawn and Steve from Occupy DC offer their gratitude for the support offered by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo.

Jetsunma offered food, coffee, and many supplies to support the movement. Here is a wish list if you would also like to offer support:

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The America I Loved

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Where did the United States of America go? I mean the one that I loved. The one that stood for something? The “don’t tread on me” place. The America that had services for poor, sick, hungry, homeless. The America that always gave […]

Message from Brian at #OccupyDC

the following was recorded tonight at OccupyDC. Brian is requesting prayers for peace and harmony:

You Are Hope! #Occupy #OWS #OccupyEarth

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Did you know that for vegan holidays one can stuff a large not over ripe pumpkin with chestnut and buttery root veggies, bread cubes, spices etc. And for your “manly” protein dish – a vegan lentil loaf with peanut butter based brown […]

Let’s Cut the Spell: Music Video Dedicated to the #Occupy Movements

The following is a music video of a song by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo dedicated to the #Occupy Movements:

 

 

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Blessed are Those With Heart

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

I needed a day off twitter today, please forgive me. My friend’s dog is dying and she cannot accept. One of my monks needs attention, always.

I walked two days in a row while healing, so it was a pain killer and […]

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