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Astrology for 9/21/2014

9/21/2014 Sunday by Norma

Your wish to “get on with it,” to make something happen, feels blocked. Work is interrupted by unexpected incidents and frustration ensues. The problem is the number of small tasks involved. Step back, get the big picture, and you’ll know what you need to do. Instead of clipping every blade of [...]

Astrology for 9/20/2014

9/20/2014 Saturday by Norma

An early rebuff comes, and once it’s over things go really well. The problem is that you were too confident and irritated the wrong person. Being a showoff is unsuccessful, but careful work is goes very well today. Absolutely keep your nose to the grindstone because you can wrap up a [...]

Caring for the Precious Sangha

Caring for the Precious Sangha

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Keeping Heart Samaya”

As a student, one of your responsibilities is to uphold and protect the Sangha, one of the Three Precious Jewels. The way that works is this. The Sangha is one body. If one part of the human body [...]

This Very Moment

This Very Moment

To begin to develop Aspirational Bodhicitta is to understand the faults of cyclic existence, to understand the cessation of cyclic existence, to understand something of the nature of awakening or at least to understand that that is the cessation of suffering; and then to begin to develop from these foundational thoughts a [...]

Prayer to His Holiness Karma Kuchen

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo while at Palyul Ling Retreat Center in Upstate New York:

To the victorious Guru Karma Kuchen I pray – for the sake of beings in these degenerate times, ascend the Lion Throne of Palyul fully endowed with every strength and virtue! May we who long [...]

From Student to Teacher: Pure Offering

The following was submitted by a student of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, Kunzang Drolma:

From Student to Teacher

His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche

I dream of the day my Guru will be reborn and found. I long for it. This Precious Incarnation is sorely missed–every day.

I have my Palyul Lineage and all our AMAZING [...]

Tea with His Holiness Karma Kuchen

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

Palyul totally rocks, moves my heart, and is my beloved family. The tea with His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche was wonderful! There was so much to tell each other. I shared what hellishness has gone on the past few years. His Holiness [...]

Welcoming His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche to KPC

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

I am happy that Palyul Throneholder His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche is here and settled in. He seems comfortable and happy. And His Eminence Muksang Tulku will be arriving tomorrow. How fortunate we are! We are blessed to gather again we have [...]

Young Throne Holder

Prince of power this is the hour This is the time when you must shine I see it on your face, in your mind You awaken right on time To honor our Guru, our Lord Sublime.

You alone are well prepared This time would come, you were aware He gave you his [...]

Karma and Purification on the Path

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

I personally know a story about a young lady who took robes of ordination as an Ani years ago. Deep habitual tendencies caused her to fall off her path and break the vows very seriously, more than once. As a lay woman [...]

The Twelfth Throne Holder

The Fifth Karma Kuchen Rinpoche

(1970 – date)

The 5th Karma Kuchen Rinpoche was born in the year of Iron Dog (1970), along with many auspicious signs in Southern India, to a noble religious family. When he was two years old, the late His [...]

Advice for the Path

HH Penor Rinpoche & HH Karma Kuchen Rinpoche

The very best way to announce that you are an ordinary deluded sentient being is to claim yourself to be Enlightened.

The best way to announce you are needy with an ego to match is to insist that you are enlightened.

The very best way to [...]

Tsawei Lama 2

Jetsunma greeting His Holiness Karma Kuchen

It’s raining now, but I can see That soon the sun will be with me. It’s pouring now, but I can tell That soon the bliss will come, as well.

That kiss of sunlight, a warming spell Reminds me that when darkness fell It [...]

Long Life Prayer for His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche

The Melodious Sound of the Indestructible Vajra

RAB JAM SE CHE GYAL WAI SANG SUM LHA

Infinite buddhas and their heirs, the deities of the Conqueror’s three secrets,

 

CHI MED TOB DANG WANG CHUI DEN TSIG GI

By the truth of your ten powers and the strength of your immortality

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