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Undefiled Awareness

Undefiled Awareness

An excerpt from a teaching called How Buddhists Think by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

As Buddhists, we are not as infatuated with the idea of gods and goddesses as people in some other religions. Why not? Because we think of them as part of cyclic existence. Long-life gods can grant blessings. But can they get […]

Astrology for 10/13/2015

10/13/2015 Tuesday by Norma

Still reeling from a sudden change? Relax, it’s in the rear view mirror, behind you. It is possible to hit cruising altitude today where all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the scenery. But before you do, please inform others of alterations in policy so their time isn’t […]

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Astrology for 10/12/2015

10/12/2015 Monday by Norma

The Sun and the Moon join forces signifying a new beginning. A surprising new player is on the team and an old partnership comes apart suddenly. If you’ve been holding on to an unworkable situation you’ll know it today. Avoid the temptation to grab something by the leg and cry as […]

Faults of Cyclic Existence

[Adapted from an oral commentary given by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in conjunction with a ceremony wherein he bestowed the bodhisattva vow upon a gathering of disciples at Namdroling in Bozeman, Montana, November 1999. —Ed.]

Of all worldly phenomena, whether great or small, nothing is permanent and nothing endures. Therefore, when you find yourself […]

Cultivating Awareness

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “The Habit of Bodhicitta”

Another method that we are given is to think about the plight of sentient beings. We should think, for instance, that in the animal realm, some animals are whipped and beaten as beasts of burden. I saw […]

Do We Know How to Be Happy?

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Faults of Cyclic Existence”

When we broaden our view and look out, we see that this is happening to a greater or lesser degree to all sentient beings. All sentient beings are striving to be happy. They wish to be happy, […]

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