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Astrology for 12/22/2014

12/22/2014 Monday by Norma

Five planets in Capricorn signify the seriousness and dignity of this day. Do your duty, honor those who matter to you, and fulfill you obligations. Today your life is about performing tasks, representing your station in the world, and following the rules. Of course, you’d rather be doing something other than […]

Devotion in the Bardo

Devotion in the Bardo

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo offered during a Phowa retreat:

Now we’ll speak about the bardo of becoming. I forgot to mention to you that I’ve had many opportunities to practice Phowa on other people, and I’ve noticed that in every case, even if the person had […]

Astrology for 12/21/2014

12/21/2014 Sunday by Norma

Bipartisan thinking characterizes today. You and others agree on what to do, and you do it! A zippy, cheery spirit permeates the environment. Spend time with people you love whose energy lifts you up. Someone is very happy for your company, be nice! A group endeavor is heading in a successful […]

The Faint

The Faint

The following is an excerpt from a teaching offered by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo during a Phowa retreat:

Now I want to refer back to this book [Death and the Art of Dying by Bokar Rinpoche] to give you a couple of statements that I think may be helpful. When we last were together we […]

Phowa

OM AMI DEWA HRI

Throughout all lifetimes

Wherever I am born

May I obtain the qualities of birth in a higher realm

May I met Dharma swiftly after taking birth

And have the freedom to practice well

May I please Guru Rinpoche

And practice Dharma day and night

Understand Dharma, drink its pure nectar

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Song to Tara

Clear Mind Holy Mind The arguments we have used against you are like dust…

Against You? You, who flow silently… eternally in the well of our hearts. Have we robed you in filthy rags Hatred… greed… ignorance? You have remained steadfast, unchanging.

Today we lift you up to the lips and hearts of beings […]

Renunciation: Poem by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

The following is respectfully quoted from “Journey to Enlightenment” by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche:

Though you perfected the qualities of the three kayas, In order to liberate beings of the impure realms You manifested as a supreme renunciate; Lord Pema Vijaya, I miss you from the depth of my heart.

The feeling that […]

Samantabhadra Sings: From “The Magic Dance” by Thinley Norbu

The following is respectfully quoted from “The Magic Dance” by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche:

This is why Samantabhadra sings: Oh wonderful Dharma, the exquisite secret essence of all perfect Buddhas, All born from unborn, and in being born there is no more born.

Oh wonderful Dharma, the exquisite secret essence of all perfect Buddhas, All […]

My Best Wisdom Teacher: from “The Magic Dance” by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

The following is respectfully quoted from “The Magic Dance” by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche: I bow to my own Wisdom Mind, which is my best wisdom teacher, the source of all visible and invisible qualities. Sentient beings are always in time and place. If sentient beings are in time, my wisdom teacher dances magically in […]

Vajra Kiss

Good night, sweet dreams!

May Dakinis hold your hearts and grant theirbliss!

The Vajrakiss.

Can you drink the poison too? I know you do!

You might as well agree to this: That you would sell your soul for bliss.

Even I can answer this; There is no soul, there is no goal.

Even bliss […]

Cosmic Lover

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

Eyes gaze, mind clear, nothing is seen. He is beautiful, the Guru. In the space between molecules non existent he appears, I feel Him. His regal stance, His tenderness, the gentle King of all Dharma, The second one comes in image – […]

Cry!

In our divided

clinging consciousness

In our ego-centered

dreaming

we are bound.

Flung

Unaided, unable

to distinguish

The nature that is peace.

Drunken

Imagining distinction

in the nature that

is form and formless

Grieving

for we have seen

the difference

Between the crystal and the nectar

that fills it

with its emptiness

Oh..

If […]

Today

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

We are women We are delicate and fragile And inconceivably strong Worlds are born from us We are sacred We are the oceans of the Earth Seducing and touching the sand This is our time

Copyright © Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo. All rights […]

In a Dream

In a dream I remember that I forgot what I remembered

I knew that I knew it was a dream.

I know I can stand still, in full presence and awaken

How odd that our uncontrived Primordial Nature dances with SO MANY mirrors, all sizes and shapes.

Splendid and devastating!

OM MANI PEDME HUNG

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