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Astrology for 9/29/2016

9/29/2016 Thursday by Norma

Happiness is a function of partnership these days: people are having a wonderful time together, blossoming and expanding as new plans are developed. At the same time, alliances that are not supportive come apart under this aspect. If a relationship disintegrates, be grateful, it wasn’t mutually supportive or based […]

Becoming Stable on the Path

Becoming Stable on the Path

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Commitment to the Path”

There are many different ways to practice Dharma according to our individual needs.  For that reason, it behooves us to kind of sit back and get the lay of the land before we start frothing at the mouth and […]

Astrology for 9/28/2016

9/28/2016 Wednesday by Norma

Zip around organizing and categorizing things, a place for everything and everything in its place! Fix what’s broken and take medicine for what ails you. Virgo urges you to be well fed, well groomed and well dressed in all your activities. Employees’work is excellent, honor them! Investments prosper […]

The Nature of the Path

The Nature of the Path

The following is an excerpt form a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Commitment to the Path”

I like to see students start off kind of smallish and grow bigger in their practice, because I think that is more realistic.  The best way to start out our practice is to understand what Dharma is trying to […]

Pure Offerings

That which arises from the Body, Speech and Mind of the Buddhas cannot be treated like ordinary possessions. They are extraordinary.

That which we ourselves have set aside to honor the Body, Speech, and Mind of the Buddhas cannot be used in ordinary ways.

That which has been honorably, nobly offered to the Buddhas cannot be taken […]

News and Links: Earthquake in Tibet Updates

From the Palyul.org website:

“His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche and all Palyul tulkus, khenpos, lamas, nuns, and students offer their strong heart-felt prayers for the victims of the recent earthquake.

This quake occurred in North Eastern Kham in an area historically called Gapa (once known as the Nangchen Kingdom). The Chinese name for the area […]

Calling to His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

His Holiness Penor Rinpoche and Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo at KPC-MD

“As human beings who live for about 80yrs, we have been sleeping for about 40 of those years. Of the 40 years awake we spend most time on worldly activity where we accumulate the five poisons of the afflicted mind. There are very few who […]

Letting Go of Hate

Why do people “like” to hate? What is the engine, the mechanism that drives hate? I think it is fear. Fear of loss; mostly fear of failure.

Most haters are terrified to let go of their rage. They think without it they will lose all: or cease to be. Could not be more wrong!

Letting go of […]

Now Is the Point of Power

A YouTube Video Teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

The Power of Choice

Ani Kunzang with Rosie from Taras Babies Animal Rescue

From a series of tweets by @ahkonlhamo:

I am now a #Vegan, but how can I rejoice when animals are still slaughtered and tortured for their flesh and skin every day?

I #rescue animals, but how can I be happy when dogs, puppies, cats and […]

Walking the Talk

A red Cardinal sits on a snowy Pine bough, all fluffed up, right outside my window, looking in. Bet he’s cold. When I see nature in it beauty and suffering, I think of the Bodhicitta. How pith. How essential. There is no Enlightenment without it.

Often we see Dharma students discuss, pontificate, and indulge in masturbatory mental […]

Long Life Prayer for Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Long Life Prayer for Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo

ZHI YING TRÖ DREL GYUR MED DORJE AH

The Vajra AH is the unchanging foundational sphere, free from contrivance.

ZHI NANG GAG MED KÖN CHOG TSA SUM DANG

The unobstructed appearance of the foundation is displayed as […]