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Rest in Wakefulness

Rest in Wakefulness

An excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Norbu Lhamo on October 18, 1995

What is it that we actually see when we see the Guru? First of all, the Guru is perfection. The Guru is perfect. The Guru arises very naturally, is spontaneously liberated; there is nothing about this appearance that has become […]

Astrology for 11/29/2015

11/29/2015 Sunday by Norma

It’s possible to over-commit or over-promise in the name of love. Do your best to pledge only what you can deliver and avoid future recrimination. Ignore alarming statements, and you’ll hear them, particularly from people at a distance. A powerful force has the ability to dissolve goals and assertions that have […]

In Your Hands

In Your Hands

An Excerpt from a teaching called Our Motivation Is For Those Who Have Hopes of Us by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

When you practice you should think of all the uncountable beings who through ages and ages of wandering and endless revolution in cyclic existence you have had some either meaningful or meaningless contact with. […]

Astrology for 11/28/2015

11/28/2015 Saturday by Norma

Feeling moody, impressionable? So is everyone else. Stay home and engage in domestic activities: cooking, tidying up, household maintenance. Family equals security today. Secret suffering is brought to light in some way, something you’d long forgotten comes back. Review it and forget it unless action is required. Arthur Waley said, “Keep […]

Faults of Cyclic Existence

[Adapted from an oral commentary given by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in conjunction with a ceremony wherein he bestowed the bodhisattva vow upon a gathering of disciples at Namdroling in Bozeman, Montana, November 1999. —Ed.]

Of all worldly phenomena, whether great or small, nothing is permanent and nothing endures. Therefore, when you find yourself […]

The Mixed Karma of the Human Realm

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “The Foundation of Bodhicitta”

Now we are getting to the egg yolk. Actually the optimum life is to be born as a human,. even more than the god realm. Interestingly the god realm seems to be more fun. Wouldn’t you rather […]

Cultivating Awareness

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “The Habit of Bodhicitta”

Another method that we are given is to think about the plight of sentient beings. We should think, for instance, that in the animal realm, some animals are whipped and beaten as beasts of burden. I saw […]

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