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Astrology for 8/26/2016

8/26/2016 Friday by Norma

A brilliant idea is a winner; take prompt action but don’t become so enthusiastic that you ignore your surroundings. Driving and communication remain problematic. Traffic’s an issue, blocked streets and confusing signs cause trouble. Advice is wrong, and people talk so long the point is lost entirely. Tommy […]

Prayer to the Root Guru

Prayer to the Root Guru

The following prayer is from the Nam Chö Ngondro by Tertön Migyur Dorje:

Alas

Glorious condensed essence of the miraculous activity of the Buddhas of all directions and times,

Great Lotus Guru (Padmasambhava) of loving kindness,

Myself and those like me who are without a protector and tormented by suffering,

Look upon us with your loving compassion and grant us […]

Astrology for 8/25/2016

8/25/2016 Thursday by Norma

This is the perfect day to place a large piece of tape over your mouth and save yourself a world of trouble; speak up,and you’ll have to eat your words. Remain silent, offer a great big blimpey smile to everything you hear and see, and life is beautiful. Shakespeare said, […]

The Beginning

The Beginning

The Beginning
I am Love,

I pour myself out

on the waters…

And the Earth.

Over time and space

I pour, I am,

never ending.

I encompass all

unto Myself.

I am pregnant with

Creation.

I penetrate all.

I am fulfilled…

Love.

Courage

Make the point and let it roar

Soaring through the moment

Doing what was hard before

You don’t have to worry

Now you’re holding all the cards

Time and space are yours now

Stand up tall and give your heart

I’ll be here beside you

Doing all I can for you

Loving from inside you

You and I can see it through

You don’t have to […]

The Challenges of the Contemporary Disciple

The following is respectfully excerpted from “How to Follow a Spiritual Master” edited by the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute:

We have tried above to show the deeper meaning and role of a Spiritual Master, as well as the way in which he should be sought and followed, by first looking at what dharma means, how it came […]

Gathering the Courage to Care

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 intuitive level, I […]

Lotus The Great: Video Story of Courage and Kindness

The following is a video Children’s Story written by Woody Rowe and compiled as a video by students of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Queen Lotus: A Children’s Video Tale of Courage and Kindness

The following is a Children’s Story written by Woody Rowe and prepared as a video story by students of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

 

Lotus: Children’s Video Story About Kindness and Generosity

The following is a Children’s Video based on a story by Woody Rowe and prepared by students of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

A story of kindness, courage and generosity to delight young and old alike…

When the Law Won’t Help

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

I’m pretty much at a low point in recovery from PTSD. It’s not just feeling safe; it’s what it does to you. Like it’s hard to think and remember what is important. And I wish I could sleep all the time. I want to […]

Do What It Takes!

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Looks like I may be on the move again. I do listen to my experts. And I am still transforming into my own superhero.

Evidently it ain’t over yet, too bad for us all. But I am braver and stronger.

When you disappear to avoid a […]

Every Time

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo: 

It is really not healthy to get so upset constantly. Not for body and not for mind. If one has some practice or Dharma teaching, these can easily be overcome in one’s meditation. 

The trick is to actually apply what one knows, rather than react […]

Interesting Times: Keeping Dharma Pure

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Interesting times still, my friends. But all is well, and I am getting stronger and healthy. The slow de-stress of being safe is true medicine. I never truly understood what a killer stress is – causes high blood pressure, spastic muscles, depression, IBS, palpitations, […]