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Astrology for 3/28/2015

3/28/2015 Saturday by Norma

Avoid assertive people who jangle your nerves with their hoo-hah, and ask a visionary or mystic what to do: you’ll get the best advice. Take it and watch your world blossom. Men are having an easier time of things than women so be careful about adding to a woman’s burden by […]

Astrology for 3/27/2015

3/27/2015 Friday by Norma

Run everything past a partner before taking action to check for problems you haven’t noticed. Two heads are better than one today. An assertive, martial energy urges you to “just go for it!,” but this you must not do. Conventional military wisdom advises planning an exit strategy before initiating an invasion, […]

Cultivating a Good Heart

Cultivating a Good Heart

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo during a “Good Heart Retreat”

Seriously, I do feel that there’s something wrong with the way we’re practicing religion. I really do feel that it is the job of spiritual people, who have as a centerpiece in their religion the idea of […]

Commitment: From "The Way of The Bodhisattva" by Shantideva

Commitment: From “The Way of The Bodhisattva” by Shantideva

The following is respectfully quoted from “The Way of the Bodhisattva” by Shantideva as translated by the Padmakara Translation Group and published by Shambhala:

Commitment

1. With joy I celebrate The virtue that relieves all beings From the sorrows of the states of loss, And places those who languish in the realms of bliss.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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