An excerpt from a teaching called How to Pray by Being by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo
As we realize that others need our help, we begin to heed their calls. We begin to turn to what is real, what is profound—the brilliance of the great bodhicitta. The great bodhicitta is the first movement from the [...]
A Great Time Was Had By All Creatures Great And Small
This past Saturday, October 26 was KPC’s first Love Your Pet Day, a family-friendly pet fair. Designed as a fundraiser for KPC’s ongoing renovation project, it was a resounding success, raising over $1100 to benefit the project.
The weather was beautiful – [...]
OM MANI PADME HUM
A Teaching by Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo
In order to understand the Buddha’s teachings one has to understand cause and effect relationships, and in order to understand cause and effect relationships, one has to understand the two extremes of eternalism and nihilism. In this nation we [...]
The following is an excerpt from a public talk given by His Holiness Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok:
Recognizing suffering for what it is, understanding the causes that produce suffering, we are then able to engage on the path of true freedom and bliss which culminates in the experience of enlightenment or full awakening, the status [...]
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “This Time is Radical”
I’ve been watching my own patterns, and I’m going to share with you my great ‘Aha!’ I realized recently in my own practice that for the past few years, unbeknownst to myself (although maybe on some [...]
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo offered during a “Good Heart Retreat”
When I start to talk about all of this, it seems like I’m saying, “Okay, go do this, and go do that.” Please don’t hear it that way. I wish that there was some way you [...]
The following is respectfully quoted from “The Way of the Bodhisattva” by Shantideva as translated by the Padmakara Translation Group and published by Shambhala:
1. With joy I celebrate The virtue that relieves all beings From the sorrows of the states of loss, And places those who languish in the realms of bliss.
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:
I would like to show you one more technique that you can use. This is a very common technique. It’s a sending and receiving, but with a slight variation.
The first time that I met His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, this was the [...]
The following is a video teaching recorded live at Kunzang Palyul Choling:
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The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Faults of Cyclic Existence”
I have found that after a certain point, if compassion is the main motivation to practice, it will sustain you; but it constantly requires inspirationbecause we sort of become drawn back into ourselves. You know how you [...]