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Astrology for 5/5/2016

5/5/2016 Thursday by Norma

The urge for quick action is here but the direction is uncertain. Surges of energy leading to frustration and aggravation are passing and possibly related to who you’ve spent time with. Be alert to the chance of energy transfer from others to you in the form of unexpected emotion. […]

Seed of Your Buddha Nature

Seed of Your Buddha Nature

When one begins to understand some of the ideas that are presented in Dharma, one realizes that the goal that we are engaged in “moving toward”, if you’ll forgive that bad choice of words, is actually Buddha Nature itself. We tend to consider that the path is like a thing that goes from here to […]

Astrology for 5/4/2016

5/4/2016 Wednesday by Norma

A surge of happy energy permeates the day, and you’re able to move ahead with a plan for the future. Mercury retrograde gives the chance for a “do-over” of something from before. Things are seen in a different light, with new ramifications, leading to different outcomes. It’s time […]

The Play of Emptiness

The Play of Emptiness

An excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo from the Dakini Workshop

When we taste the nature of the dakini through our practice, through whatever realization we achieve, when we taste that nature, when we taste the purity of that event through being exposed to, in a natural way, our own poison, our own fixation, […]

Miraculous Blessings: Ven. Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche

The following is a story submitted by a student of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, John Pelletier expressing his experience with Ven. Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche on Thursday April 25th:

I want to share with you something very special that happened this past Thursday morning. As Rinpoche was getting ready to leave for New York, he spontaneously asked to […]

Long Life Prayer for Yangthang Rinpoche

Long Life Prayer for Yangthang Rinpoche

Kunzang Jigmed Dechen Ödsal Dorje

OM SWASTI

NGA GYUR KÜN ZANG THUG KYI TEN PA’I SÖL

Upholder of the early translation Heart-doctrine of Kuntuzangpo

JIG MED THUG KYED TOB KYI DZIN PA LA

By the strength of your fearless intention

DE WA CHEN PO PEME CHIN LAB PA

And the great […]

H.E. Ven. Yangthang Tulku

H.E. Ven. Yangthang Tulku is a highly revered Lama in the Nyingmapa Lineage of Tantrayana Buddhism.  He is known to be the embodiment of Vimalamitra, a Dzogchen Master regarded as the chief propagator of Buddhism in Sikkim. In his past life he was also the great terton Lhatsen Namkha Jigmed from Sikkim whose […]

Tibetan Schools and Palyul

Tibetan Buddhism has four main traditions:

Nyingma “the Ancient Ones” This is the oldest, the original order founded by Padmasambhava andSantaraksita.  Whereas other schools categorize their teachings into the three vehicles: The Foundation Vehicle, Mahayana and Vajrayana, the Nyingma tradition classifies them into nine vehicles, among the highest of which is known as Atiyoga or Dzogchen “Great Perfection”.  Hidden treasures (terma) are of particular significance […]