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Who Needs Refuge?

Who Needs Refuge?

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Faults of Cyclic Existence”

How is the understanding of compassion a clarifying thought as well as a motivating thought? How is it a clarifying thought? Now here is where the profound connection with refuge comes into play. Not only does the [...]

Astrology for 8/29/2014

8/29/2014 Friday by Norma

A man or authority figure is either confused or under the weather. Help this person, and reinforce reality. (“Today is Friday and you are in Los Angeles.”) If you are the out-of-sorts person, relax and avoid demanding situations. Confusing medical situations can appear. Fortunately, people who love you are nearby offering [...]

Letting Go of Judgment

Letting Go of Judgment

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Bodhicitta”

We should begin to think of these teachings that the Buddha has given us in such a way that we awaken within ourselves a real caring for the well-being of sentient beings. If you saw a tiny rabbit [...]

Astrology for 8/28/2014

8/28/2014 Thursday by Norma

Indecision, today is your day to rule! If you absolutely cannot make a decision, do nothing. A confusing situation prevails where it’s impossible to see your way clearly. Diplomacy is ineffective with authority figures: they either ignore you or else deny your request. Dolly Parton said, “The way I see it, [...]

Refuge & Bodhisattva Vows

Refuge Vow (Repeat 3 x)

I take refuge in the Lama,

I take refuge in the Buddha,

I take refuge in the Dharma,

I take refuge in the Sangha.

Bodhisattva Vow (Repeat 3 x)

I dedicate myself to the liberation and salvation of [...]

A Constant Wish

The kind of practice that results in supreme enlightenment is the continuous, natural, graceful effort. It is a happy, blissful,and joyful effort. We should always be in the posture of the teachings. That means that you literally walk around with your heart like a bowl, your mind like a bowl and you are in [...]

Introduction to Mantra Recitation

from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

If you see any animal dying, even a bug or worm, recite audibly *OM AMI DEWA HRI* then *OM MANI PEDME HUNG* to bless them, for a good rebirth.

If you or someone you know suffers from mental confusion recite *OM AH RA PA TSA [...]

21 Homages to Tara PDF Download

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo urges all to memorize and recite/accumulate this prayer every day as it is the best remedy for disasters:

Clicke to download: The Twenty-One Homages to Tara

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