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Astrology for 10/22/2014

10/22/2014 Wednesday by Norma

A last ditch diplomatic appeal comes today, and then things change. The attitude until now has been “it’s not a problem,” but tomorrow it’s different. Indecision is the major contributor, yours and other people’s. Widespread dissemination of information is critical to success. Tell everyone what is going on! A surprising defection [...]



The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Tools to Deepen in Your Practice”

We think that bodhichitta is something that we must practice, and yes, in order to build proper habitual tendency, that’s what we should do. That is the basis and foundation for the next level of [...]

Astrology for 10/21/2014

10/21/2014 Tuesday by Norma

Four planets in Libra reflect the prevailing social urge. Have a party, get together with others! Do lunch, brunch, or at least check in with your buds. Happiness comes from togetherness. Men are loving, and women and children are on board too. Expect intense activity, and also expect to keep solving [...]

Love For All Beings

Love For All Beings

[Adapted from an oral commentary given by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in conjunction with a ceremony wherein he bestowed the bodhisattva vow upon a gathering of disciples at Namdroling in Bozeman, Montana, November 1999. ---Ed.]

Think about all living beings that at some time or another, throughout the course of innumerable past lifetimes, have [...]



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


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 – [...]


In our divided

clinging consciousness

In our ego-centered


we are bound.


Unaided, unable

to distinguish

The nature that is peace.


Imagining distinction

in the nature that

is form and formless


for we have seen

the difference

Between the crystal and the nectar

that fills it

with its emptiness


If [...]


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!



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