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Astrology for 5/5/2016

5/5/2016 Thursday by Norma

The urge for quick action is here but the direction is uncertain. Surges of energy leading to frustration and aggravation are passing and possibly related to who you’ve spent time with. Be alert to the chance of energy transfer from others to you in the form of unexpected emotion. […]

Seed of Your Buddha Nature

Seed of Your Buddha Nature

When one begins to understand some of the ideas that are presented in Dharma, one realizes that the goal that we are engaged in “moving toward”, if you’ll forgive that bad choice of words, is actually Buddha Nature itself. We tend to consider that the path is like a thing that goes from here to […]

Astrology for 5/4/2016

5/4/2016 Wednesday by Norma

A surge of happy energy permeates the day, and you’re able to move ahead with a plan for the future. Mercury retrograde gives the chance for a “do-over” of something from before. Things are seen in a different light, with new ramifications, leading to different outcomes. It’s time […]

The Play of Emptiness

The Play of Emptiness

An excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo from the Dakini Workshop

When we taste the nature of the dakini through our practice, through whatever realization we achieve, when we taste that nature, when we taste the purity of that event through being exposed to, in a natural way, our own poison, our own fixation, […]

A New Wind

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo originally tweeted on April 21, 2011:

For the last two to three days I’ve felt a change in the wind. As some of you know I have taken time off to heal. In these last days I realize I have not worked so hard at it. But […]

Stupas of KPC: A Resource for Healing, Peace and Prayer

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

If weary, sick or sad, come to the KPC Stupas and rest and pray. Leave an offering to say “I was here!”.

Stupas are meant to heal suffering, bring peace, balance, strengthen one’s path. Come see for yourself.

I wish I had funds to build Stupas all along […]

Stupas and Healing

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

Greetings all from Poolesville Md where it is steamy and humid. All is well at KPC we are getting ready to make repairs and maintain Stupas. We will of course go to Palyul Retreat but there is fund raising and prep to do. And land […]

Work It Out

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

I just watched some program on TV about sociopathic criminals and killers. Fascinating stuff. They do not know their crimes are wrong.

The killers, particularly, do not have empathy, thinking they are entitled to murder. They identify all people to be “less” than them. And […]

Medicine Buddha Prayer and Technique

The following is an excerpt from a translation by Sarah Harding:

Short homage to Buddha Men’a:

CHOM DEN DEY
I bow before

DE ZHIN SHEK PA
The Vanquisher, Tathagata

DRA CHOM PAR
Conqueror of enemies,

YANG DAG PAR
Completely pure and

DZOK PAY SANGYE
Perfect Buddha

MEN GYI LA
Menla,

BHE DUR YA
King of Lapis Lazuli

ÖD KYI GYAL PO LA
Radiance

CHAG TSAL LO

MI GYUR LHUN PO KU YI TRA SHI […]

Happy Mother’s Day: Offering Prayers of Love and Healing

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Happy Mother’s day to all motherly sentient beings! Here in Barnesville it is a beautiful day for Moms to enjoy, and I’m also praying for Mother Earth, in my mind I wrap silken brocade around Her and hold Her deeply in my heart in love and healing. […]

Pure Intention and Healing

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

I am beginning to see that in order to heal from three years of trauma, it is necessary to forgive oneself for allowing it. For being gullible, a total “chump” if you will. I can now see I am angry at myself for not seeing through the […]

Overcoming Fear

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

I have always ground my teeth since childhood. Called Bruxism, especially at night. Last three years it has been out of control even with medicine. I use a night guard, and got caps. Now caps are chipping and abscessing.

Last few years have been unbearable stress, had a […]