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Grasping for Happiness: The Root of Ignorance

Grasping for Happiness: The Root of Ignorance

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

In closing, I wish to say this one thing. I talked to someone recently who was schooled in a meditation that could create a feeling that was kind of blissy. This kind of meditation had bliss-like qualities. […]

Astrology for 1/30/2015

1/30/2015 Friday by Norma

A sudden perception offers the solution to a problem with business, professional standing or older people. It’s hard to say where the idea came from, but it’s a good one. You’re making progress, although with Mercury in retrograde you feel like you’re in Reverse, not Drive! Everyone wants to go back […]

The Middle Way: From a Commentary on the Bodhisattva Vow by HH Penor Rinpoche

The Middle Way: From a Commentary on the Bodhisattva Vow by HH Penor Rinpoche

The following is adapted from an oral commentary given by His Holiness in conjunction with a ceremony wherein he bestowed the bodhisattva vow upon a gathering of disciples at Namdroling in Bozeman, Montana, November 1999:

This leads to the third stage concerning the aspect of adjusting one’s intention [which is the first of four […]

Astrology for 1/29/2015

1/29/2015 Thursday by Norma

Talk things over with people and gather information, something’s in the air! At the same time, avoid the temptation to lash out or become irritated with others. Lack of sleep may be an issue, or the dawning awareness of a hidden matter. If you suddenly feel like a fool, don’t blow […]

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:

 

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Seeking Safety and Peace

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

  Finally, some coverage here, I can check in with my twitter buddies. I miss connecting. Seems we’ve been moving forever. Unsettling. If you aren’t used to it. And to be safe we’ve been learning to be hyper-alert, stay packed, be willing […]

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