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The Power of a Bodhisattva

The Power of a Bodhisattva

An excerpt from a teaching called How to Pray by Being by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

I once asked His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, “What is a bodhisattva? What is a Buddha?” And he said, “It’s like this. Ordinary practitioner can practice their whole life and accomplish something. Perhaps they will accomplish a very auspicious rebirth […]

Astrology for 7/5/2015

7/5/2015 Sunday by Norma

Men, pull in and hibernate today! Home is best and incomprehensible messes appear out in the world. Go out if you must but keep your eyes open for hidden forces. Watch movies, engage in creative or musical activities. It’s a wonderful day for artistry of all sorts. A bad dream or […]

Self-absorption Leads to Unhappiness

Self-absorption Leads to Unhappiness

An excerpt from a teaching called How to Pray by Being by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

The Buddhist path is not a selfish trip. It’s not a self-absorbed trip. In fact, as Buddhist practitioners, we strive to become less and less self-absorbed. Being self-absorbed is the exact opposite of prayer–180 degrees away from it. But […]

Astrology for 7/4/2015

7/4/2015 Saturday by Norma

Although it’s a day filled with emotional intensity, the best bet is using your rational mind to handle what comes. Opposition is rampant and it’s imperative to consider both sides of every activity: doing something for yourself versus something for the group; staying home versus making a public appearance; eating alone […]

Intervention: From “To Have or To Harm” by Linden Gross

The following is respectfully quoted from “To Have or To Harm” by Linden Gross:

In Los Angeles, that solution includes mandating counseling as a condition of probation or parole, and diverting some criminal cases to psychiatric treatment programs such as the one John Key cofounded along with psychiatrist E. Eugene Kunzman. The Center Against […]

‘Til Death Do Us Part: From “To Have or To Harm” by Linden Gross

The following is respectfully quoted from “To Have or To Harm” by Linden Gross:

Unrelenting harassment consumes your life. Knowing you were once intimate with the person responsible for your misery makes it worse. You ask yourself again and again: How could I have married such a monster?

No matter what you do, the […]

To Have or To Harm: Joseph Blackstone

The following is respectfully quoted from “To Have or To Harm” by Linden Gross:

Joseph Blackstone, a fifty-three-year-old lab technician, describes himself as a hereditary obsessive-compulsive and his thirty-year marriage as a business partnership rather than a relationship. For two years he had an affair with a waitress from the local country club. Then […]

To Have or To Harm: Why?

The following is respectfully quoted from “To Have or To Harm” by Linden Gross:

What compels some people to become obsessed with others, to hound, threaten, injure, and sometimes kill them in the name of love?

As with most research into criminal behavior, explanations range from the biological to the environmental. Physiological studies, for […]

From “To Have or to Harm” by Linden Gross

The following is respectfully quoted from “To Have or To Harm” by Linden Gross:

Chicago, Illinois, August 5, 1989 After violating a protective order three times, Sheila Gallo’s former husband kills her. Their divorce had been final for just two days.

Richmond, Virginia, February 9, 1989 Deborah Frost’s old high-school boyfriend kills her while […]

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