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Astrology for 12/11/2016

12/11/2016 Sunday by Norma

Avoid looking back and rehashing yesterday’s scenario. It’s over. An electrifying opportunity presents itself and you must say yes. Tom Peters said, “If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.” Progress on two front is possible today. On one hand, planets in earth signs favor […]

Best Case Scenario

Best Case Scenario

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Western Chod”

I began to think, “This nature, this is something, this is really something.” So the practice that I engaged in (and this is how I was instructed to do so) was a practice of initially realizing the nature and then examining […]

Astrology for 12/10/2016

12/10/2016 Saturday by Norma

Saturn and the Sun travel together today, slowing things down and generating a serious, dour energy that flattens your ego and advises caution in your affairs. Watch where you’re going and avoid falls. Someone is sad or scared and you must do your best to offer cheer, not criticism. Don […]

A Better World

A Better World

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Western Chod”

I hope all of us will remember that, according to Lord Buddha’s teachings, there are many realms of cyclic existence, more than the human realm. There are lower realms of cyclic existence such as the animal realm, and there are non-physical […]

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 […]