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Astrology for 8/30/2015

Sunday by Norma

Matters associated with work and health continue to improve. If you are feeling overwhelmed by demands on your time, organize yourself and rank order your projects. Decisions about estates, mortgages and finances must be made, and someone comes up with a workable plan today. Follow your hunches here. George S. Patton said, […]

Understanding the Four Thoughts

Understanding the Four Thoughts

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Relationship with the Lama in Vajrayana”

In the beginning of every Buddhist teaching, , before one actually begins any of the deeper practices, there is one practice that is called the Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind.

The idea is to […]

Astrology for 8/29/2015

Saturday by Norma

Balance work with rest today, moving back and forth between a project and relaxation. Indecision is an issue: talking things over with another person helps firm up your thinking. Elie Wiesel said, “Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. I am the sum total of their experiences, […]

Samsara - Living in a Material World

Samsara – Living in a Material World

An excerpt from the Mindfulness workshop given by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo in 1999

In practicing bodhicitta in a mindful and discriminating way, one has to understand first of all the faults of samsaric existence. One has to understand the basic logic if it. If we are giving rise to the aspiration to be of […]

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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