The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Desire Blocks Happiness”
The teaching that the Buddhas have given us is that the cornerstone of our religion is generosity and giving. Celebrating Christmas as a cultural holiday could be a time when we Buddhists could practice the most important meat [...]
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Why We Suffer”
The next piece of information that you really have to take in is that not only are you responsible for being where you are now, and not only are you responsible for what’s going to happen next, but [...]
The following is a prayer from the Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony as translated in the Nam Cho Daily Practice Book from Palyul Ling International:
Alas! Fortunate ones!
Do not let ignorance overwhelm you.
Wake up now and be diligent.
Since beginningless time to this very moment
You have been sleeping in ignorance. Enough!
Now sleep [...]
The following is respectfully quoted from “Reborn in the West” by Vicki Mackenzie, recounting the life of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:
After she felt she could go no further with this particular meditation she prayed for guidance on what to do next. She had another dream which told her to examine all the probabilities that [...]
The following is respectfully quoted from “Enlightened Courage” a commentary by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche:
Bodhichitta is the unfailing method for attaining enlightenment. It has two aspects, relative and absolute. Relative bodhichitta is practiced using ordinary mental processes and is comparatively easy to develop. Nevertheless, the benefits that flow from it are immeasurable, for a [...]
The following is respectfully quoted from “What Makes You Not Buddhist” by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche:
Two thousand five-hundred thirty-eight years after Siddhartha walked out the palace door–at the time of year when many millions of people are celebrating, making merry, and anticipating a fresh start, the time to remember God for some, the [...]
The following is respectfully quoted from “Journey to Enlightenment” by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche:
Though you perfected the qualities of the three kayas, In order to liberate beings of the impure realms You manifested as a supreme renunciate; Lord Pema Vijaya, I miss you from the depth of my heart.
The feeling that [...]
An excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Stabilizing the Mind”
Do you really understand why you are practicing Buddhism?
Ultimately, when you come to understand what the Buddha and all the great lamas have taught, you will come to understand that it basically boils down to the fact that all sentient [...]
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Western Chod”
I tried to think to myself: So this life, what is it? What could it be like? I thought, “What is the best case scenario.” You know, this whole scene that I have right here? What’s the best way [...]