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Astrology for 5/6/2016

5/6/2016 Friday by Norma

A degree of certainty exists in terms of spending, financial outlay and the implementation of your vision for the future. Four planets in Taurus reflect stability and happiness on major fronts: work goes well, investments are nice and the material world is on your side. Use the day to plan how you […]

Invocation

Invocation

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Lord Guru

Teach me to see your face

Rinpoche

Teach me to call your name

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Astrology for 5/5/2016

5/5/2016 Thursday by Norma

The urge for quick action is here but the direction is uncertain. Surges of energy leading to frustration and aggravation are passing and possibly related to who you’ve spent time with. Be alert to the chance of energy transfer from others to you in the form of unexpected emotion. […]

Seed of Your Buddha Nature

Seed of Your Buddha Nature

When one begins to understand some of the ideas that are presented in Dharma, one realizes that the goal that we are engaged in “moving toward”, if you’ll forgive that bad choice of words, is actually Buddha Nature itself. We tend to consider that the path is like a thing that goes from here to […]

Eyes Wide Open

An excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo from the Vow of Love series

You may ask, “Why do I have to think about suffering? Why is it that the Buddha talks about suffering and nobody else does? Why is it that today’s New Age thinkers are saying, ‘I want to be me. I want […]

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:

Compassion in Action - Part 11 (final)

Excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo from the Vow of Love series

To truly understand the mind of compassion is to understand suffering. To be willing to cultivate aspirational compassion and act in accordance with those aspirations, so that you fully intend to liberate your mind from the causes of suffering and fully intend […]

The Feast

The banquet is ready
The feast is set
And never will I forget
The taste, the sweetness.

The Bodhichitta, sublime display
Of all the Buddhas. Sweetness
Without measure. Peerless pleasure
The dazzling play of light
And essence.

Oh! For the day still coming
When virtue prevails
The ship to Liberation sails
For you. Come aboard!
Know the Lotus Lord.

In this day, in this time,
Taste the bliss- […]

The Logic of the Buddha’s Teaching: Examine It For Yourself

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Keeping Heart Samaya”

The Buddha has taught us some main points. These main points necessarily pervade all other levels of Buddhist doctrine or Buddhist philosophy or Buddhist teaching. They are the foundational thoughts that you have to use to think through the logic of […]

Now is the Point of Power

Now is the Point of Power: YouTube video teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

©Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo

Practicing Kindness and the Dharma Warrior YouTube Video

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

Guru Devotion – From a Consultation with Jetsunma

The following transcript was found while cleaning under an altar in Jetsunma’s house. Jetsunma has agreed to allow the teaching to be shared so others may benefit:

Teaching – September 8th in the early 2000’s

Question: Is the reason that the Vajrayana works so well… in following the Guru’s instruction without opinion (In […]

Astrology for 12/9/2015

12/9/2015 Wednesday by Norma

Pull inward today, to the extent that you can, and spend time in quiet thought and study. Learn something, ponder something and avoid the prevailing temptation to run around scattering your energy for no meaningful purpose. A well-considered understanding is crucial for what comes next, and you won’t […]

The Bodhisattva Vow – A Commentary

[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.]

In general, dharma consists of many divisions and distinctions of spiritual teachings, while at the same time the nature of all […]