An excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called Turning Adversity Into Felicity
When we practice Guru Yoga, we actually begin to develop the view that the lama is the source of liberation. We begin to understand using traditional, prescribed images. For instance, we are taught that we should think of samsara as being like […]
The following prayer is from “The Great Perfection: Buddha in the Palm of the Hand”
PAL DEN TSA WA’I LAMA RINPOCHE
Glorious, precious root guru,
DAG GI NYING GA PEMA’I ZE’U DRU LA
Upon the pollen heart of the lotus in my heart,
DREL WA MED PA […]
An excerpt from the Mindfulness workshop given by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo in 1999
One of the things that is very unique about the Buddhadharma is that it is not a “Sunday-go-to-meeting” religion. It’s not the kind of religion where you go on Sunday and Christmas and Easter, or whatever your particular holiday happens to be, and […]
The following is a prayer from “The Great Perfection Buddha in the Palm of the Hand: The Lama’s Oral Instructions Upon the Recitation and Visualization of the Preliminary Practice of Ngondro” as revealed by Vidydhara Terton Migyur Dorje
The syllable GURU is the Guru in the hell realms, Guru Nampar-nön.
Reddish-black in color, he holds a vajra […]
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Teach me to see your face
Teach me to call your name
Come Come Come Come
May 5th, 2016 | Tags: Alyce Zeoli, Guru Rinpoche, Guru Yoga, Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, Meditation | Category: Invocation, Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, Meditation, Music, Prayers, Teachers, Teachings |
From The Spiritual Path: A Compilation of Teachings by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo
Many people don’t like to be challenged. We want our religion to fit nicely into our lives. No untrimmed edges, everything nice. Don’t rock the boat. We want our practice to be conventional—and convenient. But do not expect “nice” in your relationship with your […]
The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:
Often when people begin practicing Buddhism it feels fresh and wonderful. But our expectations may be unreasonable. Often I hear that folks can’t “feel” devotion or compassion. Neither of these are a “feeling.” They are both method. Same with Emptiness. If we could “feel” it, it […]
The banquet is ready
The feast is set
And never will I forget
The taste, the sweetness.
The Bodhichitta, sublime display
Of all the Buddhas. Sweetness
Without measure. Peerless pleasure
The dazzling play of light
Oh! For the day still coming
When virtue prevails
The ship to Liberation sails
For you. Come aboard!
Know the Lotus Lord.
In this day, in this time,
Taste the bliss- […]
From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:
Ngundro, or preliminary practice consists of several parts:
Refuge, or entering the gate of protection of the “three precious ones” – the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Bodhicitta, the practice of the six perfections and the generation of the aspiration to realize Enlightenment.
The offering of the Mandala, the accumulation of […]