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The Trouble With Samsara

The Trouble With Samsara

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

When a student calls the teacher in their mind, when they begin to make their mind and their heart like a bowl, there are several different things that are happening. First of all, there is some […]

Astrology for 4/19/2015

4/19/2015 Sunday by Norma

Wishful thinking is a problem today and you can be hypnotized or enchanted. Why? Because you want what is offered- escape- a magical elixir offering something better than reality. Turn away from these thoughts and happiness comes in the form of solid friendship and deep affection that is here and now. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Astrology for 4/19/2015

4/19/2015 Sunday by Norma

Wishful thinking is a problem today and you can be hypnotized or enchanted. Why? Because you want what is offered- escape- a magical elixir offering something better than reality. Turn away from these thoughts and happiness comes in the form of solid friendship and deep affection that is here and now. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Astrology for 4/16/2015

4/16/2015 Thursday by Norma

An attempt at sensitivity falls flat and it seems that something has been lost but don’t worry, everything works out well in the end. Mental stability is an absolute godsend today; everything that happens is taken in a relaxed, logical and unworried fashion. “All is well,” anonymous whispers. The hard-charging continues […]

Astrology for 4/15/2015

4/15/2015 Wednesday by Norma

A happy go lucky, “What me worry?” attitude resolves a setback. Don’t look back; keep your eyes on what lies ahead and you are already down the road to your next adventure. Yay for Gemini- the sign with the best ability to dance away from trouble! Resist the temptation to dissect […]

Astrology for 4/14/2015

4/14/2015 Tuesday by Norma

A setback is lurking nearby if you can stop talking long enough to notice. Inattentiveness is factor. People are busy having fun as a troublesome force slowly moves closer: it’ been coming for a while, you just didn’t fully recognize it: now you must deal with it. It’s time to say […]

Astrology for 4/13/2015

4/13/2015 Monday by Norma

A friendly encounter is promised today so reach out to those who are meaningful to you. Groups accomplish what a single person can’t, and machines of all sorts are helpful. Set goals for the future today, ones that involve innovative wild-eyed action as opposed to trudging ahead in the same manner. […]

Astrology for 4/12/2015

4/12/2015 Sunday by Norma

A last minute effort to impose order comes to nothing and quickly changes to making friends with everyone. Huh? Tactical advice: if your plan isn’t working try more friendliness; work on identifying common goals you share with others. Then watch things blossom. Conversation, the news and short trips all go well. […]

Astrology for 4/11/2015

4/11/2015 Saturday by Norma

If you’re in charge of upholding rules smile, be nice and expect to be challenged. A temporary hardening of positions puts authority figures at odds with the public, creating a precarious situation. Today groups will do things that individuals won’t consider, to the detriment of those involved. Side with the most […]

Astrology for 4/10/2015

4/10/2015 Friday by Norma

Fussbudgets unite- today is your day! If there is an obscure rule that blocks forward motion you’ll find it and apply it; and you’ll be right, except for those you’ve stymied. They will be annoyed and you’ll hear about it. What you do depends on which role you’re playing. If you’re […]

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