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Astrology for 8/2/2014

8/2/2014 Saturday by Norma

This is a great day for parades, speeches, outdoor parties and any other spectacle you can think of. Wear the best clothes you own. If you assume you’ll be televised wherever you go, you’ll dress correctly for the day. Listen carefully to what people say, no interrupting. Excellent advice, teaching and [...]

Contemplating Impermanence

Contemplating Impermanence

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Western Chod”

I tried to think to myself: So this life, what is it? What could it be like? I thought, “What is the best case scenario.” You know, this whole scene that I have right here? What’s the best way [...]

Astrology for 8/1/2014

Friday 8/1/2014 by Norma

Treading water? Feel like you’re paddling as fast as you can, buffeted by waves? It’s true! The situation keeps changing. What works best right now is to have no particular strategy in mind for accomplishing your goal, which will, indeed, be achieved but not the way you think. If you make [...]

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

The Guru’s Three-Part Empowerment

The most important part of the practice of Guru Yoga is when we receive the threefold empowerment from the guru. We receive the white light from the Guru’s head to our head to purify our body. We receive the red light from the Guru’s throat to our throat to purify and empower our speech. [...]

Experiencing Bodhicitta through the Guru Yoga

An excerpt from a teaching called How to Pray by Being by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

We must practice guru yoga. Without guru yoga, we will never learn to pray properly. Guru yoga is the nest in which our prayers are developed. In guru yoga we see the lama as the embodiment of all the [...]

Prayer of the Three Kayas Inseparable from the Lama

The following is a prayer from the Nam Cho Daily Practice Book by Palyul Ling International:

Lord Guru, Dharmakaya Buddha, to you I pray.

Grant blessings to cleanse the darkness of ignorance.

To the Sambhogakaya guru, I pray;

Grant blessings that meditative absorption will develop in my mind.

To the compassionate manifestation body of [...]

Mother Song and 7 Line Prayer

Mother Song & Seven Line Prayer

The following are the lyrics to The Mother’s Song, recorded by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo in 1992. You can listen to the recording by clicking the link above.

The Mother’s Song

This morning I woke up

With the sounds of suffering

Speaking their names

In my ear

Spoke of [...]

Samaya and Guru Yoga

The following is an excerpt from “Dakini Teachings: A Collection of Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal”

“Lady Tsogyal asked the master: How severe is the misdeed of breaking the master’s command?

The master replied: The misdeeds of the three levels of existence do not match even a fraction of the [...]

Supplication to Chime Pema Jugne: The Deathless Lotus Born

The following is a supplication prayer from the Chime Tsog Thig:

By the wisdom intent of the Lord Amitayus,

Channeling through the wisdom intent of the Mother Deity Tsendali,

Blessing Deathless Pema Jungne,

I pray to the deathless wisdom holders of the three times -

Past, present and future.

I pray to Orgyen Pema [...]

The Seven Line Prayer as Practice

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “The Guru Is Your Diamond”

Likewise, when the student accepts the teacher, they must honor that vow and they must make a similar vow in their own way. That vow is contained in The Seven Line Prayer. “Following you, I will [...]

The Seven Line Prayer

First, before a teaching or practice, we always establish motivation. In Mahayana or Vajrayana – the Liberation of all beings from suffering.

Today we discuss the immutable Seven Line Prayer. In Nyingma, this is the King of Prayers. In fact, it is a complete Puja in itself. Within are contained Refuge, Bodhicitta, making offerings, [...]

Who is Padmasambhava?

The following is respectfully quoted from “The History of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism” by Dudjom Rinpoche:

He studied all the sūtras, tantras, and sciences under the many scholars and accomplished masters of India, of whom the foremost were: the eight great awareness-holders, from whom he received the Eight Classes of Means for [...]

Interdimensional Dementia: Music by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

 

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