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Astrology for 6/29/2016

6/29/2016 Wednesday by Norma

Shopping, this is your day! Buyers are out in full force taking advantage of the aspects. You can certainly maximize your income if you put your mind to it. Good taste abounds; buy something and you’ll keep it for years and congratulate yourself as you do. Beware of […]

What is "Chöd"?

What is “Chöd”?

The following is respectfully quoted from “Compassionate Action” by Chatral Rinpoche:

Chöd means “cut” and is a practice for destroying ego-clinging by offering your body, cut into pieces and converted into pure nectar, as sustenance for the enlightened ones, the hungry ghosts, demons, and other sentient beings. It is traditionally practiced at charnel grounds and cemeteries.

 

 

Astrology for 6/28/2016

6/28/2016 Tuesday by Norma

Venture forth and you’ll be pushed back; change tactics completely and you’re on the move again. Scattered behavior is a problem today; so many items require your attention that it’s hard to know what to do and when. The urge to dream opposes the need to work, the wish to […]

No Short Cuts

No Short Cuts

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Antidoting the Mantra of Samsara”

As a part of Ngondro, we have to accomplish 100,000 repetitions of a short version of the Bodhisattva Vow,  the Bodhicitta mantra. Do you think to yourself, “Well what’s the goal here?  See, I’m trying to be compassionate. […]

Meet the Crystals of KPC

The following is a music video prepared by a devoted student:

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The following is a teaching given live by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo at Kunzang Palyul Choling in Poolesville, Maryland on May 22, 2016

 

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo gives a pith teaching on how Primordial Wisdom displays to us. She concludes with stories about the bear that’s tearing up the fence.

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Message from Gyaltrul Rinpoche to Jetsunma: Pure Offerings

The following is a message from Gyaltrul Rinpoche to Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo and her sangha given on November 11, 2011:

VGR to JAL 11.11.11

In November 2011 Venerable Gyaltrul Rinpoche offered the following spontaneous teaching about Jetsunma at a sangha gathering at Tashi Choling in Oregon.

Gyaltrul Rinpoche began by asking Jetsunma’s student who was in attendance at […]

Celebrating 27 Years of Unbroken Prayer: American Dharma the 24 Hour Prayer Vigil

Celebrating 31 years of unbroken prayer:
On April 18th, 1985 Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo and her students began a vigil of 24 hour prayer for the end of suffering for all beings. That vigil continues unbroken to this day at her temple Kunzang Palyul Choling in Maryland:

How to Do Tabletop Prostrations: for Those With Physical Challenges

The following is a YouTube video prepared at the request of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo as a support for those who wish to offer prostrations but have physical challenges that make traditional prostrations too difficult:

Khenpo Tenzin Norgay on Dharma in Degenerating Times – YouTube Video

The following video was filmed live at Kunzang Palyul Choling in Maryland. Khenpo Tenzin Norgay offers advice on the challenges of practicing Dharma during the degenerating times:

On The Suffering of Beings

A slideshow compiled by a student of dharma who was inspired by the compassion retreats of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, founder of Kunzang Palyul Choling:

The music accompanying this video is a prayer offered by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo for the benefit of any being who is suffering (human or non), especially those suffering from illness or death. […]

Practicing Kindness and the Dharma Warrior YouTube Video

Practicing Kindness and the Dharma Warrior: YouTube video teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

The Beginning of Everything

The following is a teaching offered by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo at Kunzang Palyul Choling in Maryland on the importance of Bodhicitta in Dharma practice:

 

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You’ve Got the Power to Make a Better World

The following is a video teaching recorded live at Kunzang Palyul Choling:

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