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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Song to Tara

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Clear Mind
Holy Mind
The arguments we have used against you are like dust…

Against You?
You, who flow silently… eternally in the well of our hearts.
Have we robed you in filthy rags
Hatred… greed… ignorance?
You have remained steadfast, unchanging.

Today we lift you up to the lips and hearts of beings without number
And are feasted forever.

Precious mind unchanging
Clear mind eternal.
The promise we have searched for is enthroned within our  hearts.

Clear light, holy light
Stainless, precious heart.
Here in this clear place we are robed in sweet scent and victorious forever.

Copyright © Jetsunma Ahkon Norbu Lhamo All rights reserved

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