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Guru Yoga Lineage Prayers Recited by HH Penor Rinpoche mp3

The following is respectfully posted from “Guru Yoga” by Intrinsic Sky Sound System: 08 Guru Yoga (Lineage Prayers)Small

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 […]

Evaluate Your Spiritual Teacher

A video teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

I WON! A Precious Human Rebirth!

An excerpt from a teaching called Dharma and the Western Mind by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

When the Buddha speaks of the reasons why we should practice, he speaks primarily of the fact that all sentient beings are suffering and that they experience this suffering in one form or another every moment.  Even when they are extremely […]

The Eightfold Path

An excerpt from a teaching called The Eightfold Path by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

The Buddha taught that the end of suffering is possible.  That’s very important.  Many times in our society, we go to church, make lots of prayers, do what is required in our respective religions, but perhaps we have never been told that there […]

Right Effort

An excerpt from a teaching called the Eightfold Path by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Right effort is the blood of the Eightfold Path.  It is the sort of like a precursor, because you have to establish right effort and there has to be effort for the path to work.  To engage on the path, you have to […]

Right Concentration

An excerpt from a teaching called the Eightfold Path by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

The eighth principal on the path is right concentration. Right, concentration occurs in all of us.  Have you ever gone without a meal?  You get really hungry, and suddenly you visualize cake.  It’s stronger than any deity visualization you’ve ever had.   I’ve always […]

Right Mindfulness

An excerpt from a teaching called the Eightfold Path by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Right mindfulness has to do with cognition.  Everybody perceives.  We all have perception.  If you took any two people and asked them what their perception of a certain situation was, or even to describe a certain situation, it would be radically different.  And […]

Right Action

An excerpt from a teaching called the Eightfold Path by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Right action involves your physical body as a vehicle of expression, and it refers to deeds that we do with our body – our physical conduct.  The Buddha taught that unwholesome actions lead to an unstable, unwholesome, and unhealthy state of mind.  The […]

Right Intention

An excerpt from a teaching called The Eight-Fold Path by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

All of us have intention, and intention refers to mental energy.  We have intention now, but we are not really conscious of our intention.  We don’t think of it that way other than when we say, “I intend to go to the movies […]

Right View - The Essential Nectar Drop

An excerpt from a teaching called The Eight-Fold Path by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Right view should be understood as the underpinning, the beginning and the ending, and everything in between on the path.  It is in some ways the essence, the essential nectar drop of the path.  In right view through meditation, through contemplation, and through […]

The Origin of Suffering

An excerpt from a teaching called Eight-fold Path by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

I have known of cases, it is very rare, and beautiful to behold of people who have gone through terrible terrible suffering and have used that as a way to become strong.  In fact there are entire cultures of people who through tremendous need […]