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American Dharma – The Prayer Vigil

Kunzang Palyul Choling has maintained a 24 hour Prayer Vigil since 1985. In this video Jetsunma describes how engaging in the Prayer Vigil is a way to stand up against the suffering in the world today. Making that commitment and dedicating the effort to bringing an end to war, or peace to beings, is a […]

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Astrology for 4/18/2015

4/18/2015 Saturday by Norma

Fun continues but the risk of being troubled is less today, except in scams of the heart. There’s a tendency to hear what you want to hear and to be bewitched by pretty words. All you really have to do is say “Let me think about it,” to any proposal and […]

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Calling the Lama From Afar

Calling the Lama From Afar

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Experiencing the Hook of Compassion”

In our tradition, in preliminary practice, we practice this “Calling the Lama from Afar,” and it’s a haunting practice. It will bring tears to one’s eyes if one practices it with a full heart and really […]

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Astrology for 4/17/2015

4/17/2015 Friday by Norma

Men are hard charging but the real action involves emotional satisfaction and the female principle today. “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!” goes a stadium chant and you’ll gladly sing along and second the motion. Good will is all-pervasive, but it’s still important to look both ways […]

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Q&A: Karma, Cause and Effect

JALonBBQuote from Jetsunma: “”All phenomena, the moment it naturally arises is completed.”

Question from student: Jetsunma, can you please explain that in more detail?

Jetsunma: There is no separation in time, and when phenomena arises both cause and effect manifest completely and together.

Question from student: …often so much time separates cause &effect that we can’t remember! Why do we experience things different from the way they are?

Jetsunma: We’ve experienced uncountable lives. Plenty of room for mistakes and good result both.

Question: OK, but if no separation in time, why do we experience cause &effect as separate?

Jetsunma: Because we have dualistic minds and it is we who perceive wrongly. Om Ah Hung Benzar Guru Pedma Siddhi Hung

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