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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 […]

Astrology for 12/20/2014

12/20/2014 Saturday by Norma

A strong emotional pull conflicts with a desire for freedom: you want to stay with a loved one and you want to run away! Fortunately, two open doors appear today. The first leads to philosophical thinking and travel, the second goes in the direction of groups. Join your friends, be steadfast […]

Putting the Teachings Into Practice

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

I wish my Sangha was more concerned with the welfare of others. And more concerned with our Temple (KPC) to the degree that they help.

Some in our community work for othersand do their practice with depth and concern. They truly have […]

The Problem With Desire

The following is from an exchange of tweets between Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo and one of her followers:

Follower: “How can one beat desire?”

Jetsunma: “Study cause and result, and especially compassion for all. The desire is for everything and it keeps us suffering like a revolving door. No control over any result, bad.”

Follower: […]

Prayer to the Peerless Guru

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo on the first Guru Rinpoche Day of 2012:

Interesting isn’t it, how we tend to think only of ourselves, and not even realize it?

When His Holiness Penor Rinpoche passed to his Parinirvana I thought I’d never recover. But of course this […]

Jewel of the Dharma in the West

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

I am racking my brain to think of more ways to fund raise. It feels like crying in the darkness. His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche tells me KPC is absolutely necessary, as did His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. Palyul needs us to be […]

Prayer to His Holiness Karma Kuchen

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo while at Palyul Ling Retreat Center in Upstate New York:

To the victorious Guru Karma Kuchen I pray – for the sake of beings in these degenerate times, ascend the Lion Throne of Palyul fully endowed with every strength and virtue! May we who long […]

Wisdom on Social Media

The following are excerpts from teachings offered by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo on Facebook and twitter:

Jetsunma’s Tweet: We have all types of karma. We have killed – ever killed a mosquito?

Facebook User: Are you saying that killing a mosquito is wrong?

Jetsunma’s response: Killing is always wrong but cannot always be avoided.

Facebook […]

True Virtue: A Twitter Teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

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

What I look for in a monk or nun is renunciation, faith, kindness, willingness to help, deep and sincere love of the Three Precious Jewels. What I don’t like in a monk or nun is wearing robes for the sake […]

The Seven Line Prayer

First, before a teaching or practice, we always establish motivation. In Mahayana or Vajrayana – the Liberation of all beings from suffering.

Today we discuss the immutable Seven Line Prayer. In Nyingma, this is the King of Prayers. In fact, it is a complete Puja in itself. Within are contained Refuge, Bodhicitta, making offerings, […]

Compassionate Blessings: A Dialog

The following is from a twitter dialog between Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo and one of her followers:

Stupas cost about $150K -200K to build including the required Stupa Master. It boggles that people with that kind of money don’t support Stupa building for peace, to pacify suffering, sickness and old age, delay death, pacify war […]

Precious Jewels

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

If someone gave you a very expensive piece of old jewelry what would you do with it? I’d build another stupa. A gift to the earth and all beings.

Why wear something so valuable when it can benefit beings? It will bless […]

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