The following is respectfully quoted from “Myriad Worlds” by Jamgön Kongtrul:
This treatise [The Infinite Ocean of Knowledge] as a whole has [ten] divisions, equal in number to the ten perfections:
The realms that appear during the age of illumination; Buddha, the Teacher; the doctrine, both scriptural and experiential;
It’s continuation and spread in [...]
KPC out on the Washington Mall with a Stupa, a photo by ahkonlhamo on Flickr.
Today is DoMore24 Day–a one-day fundraising campaign for nonprofits based in the Washington DC area. Local DC organizations in our area (almost 1,000!) are competing for funds awarded by DoMore24 Day, $75,000 $99,000 worth! What a win-win [...]
FirePuja, a photo by ahkonlhamo on Flickr.
Sang Offerings are performed regularly at Kunzang Palyul Choling. Prayers for the benefit of all beings, that every being may be totally satisfied.
Via Flickr: Fire Puja at KPC
The following is an excerpt from Mother of Knowledge translated by Tarthang Tulku
Yeshe Tsogyal is calling out to Guru Rinpoche as he prepares to leave Tibet to tame the land of savages:
The sun that warms the land of Tibet, shining over both gods and men, has set. Now who will warm us, [...]
The fifth root downfall is Abandoning Bodhicitta:
This refers to failing to abandon the desirous mind, forsaking the bodhicitta generated for sentient beings.
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Mindfulness of Cyclic Existence”
The subject of this teaching is the difficulty that Westerners have in coming to grips with some of the concepts that are foundational to Buddhism. They are so foundational as to be almost invisible at times. Yet [...]
An adaptation of a Jataka Tale:
From: The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava “Dissolving in the expanse of space like a rainbow, without remains, She departed to the Akanishta Paradise of Pamavyuha. She transformed into the embodiment of the supreme consort, The secret primordial wisdom dakini. To the feet of Mandarava, I supplicate! Together with nine hundred pure awareness [...]
The lowing of the conch shell sounded from various points on the temple grounds like a soft foghorn. It overlaid the patter of hammers as stupa construction continued. Sometimes the sound wavered and spluttered out, and Jetsunma would laugh, lowering the conch. She was practicing for the enthronement ceremony the following day and had [...]
Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, recognized as an emanation of Princess Mandarava, talks about her experiences during a pilgrimage to Maratika Cave where Mandarava and Guru Padmasambava accomplished the Long Life Practice of Amitayus and consort: