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I Choose Enlightenment

I Choose Enlightenment

An excerpt from a teaching called How Buddhists Think by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

People ask: “In your tradition, is Buddha like God?” No, Buddha is not like God. “Is Guru Rinpoche God?” No, Guru Rinpoche is not God. “Well, what do you call God in your tradition?” We don’t call anything God. There are [...]

Astrology

Good fortune comes early from a private source. Somebody does you a favor and walks off, leaving you surprised and happy. Pass it on to someone else when you get the chance. A message is uplifting and spirits are high. Men and women are in sync and children are good natured. It’s a favorable time [...]

Astrology

An interesting conundrum is happening today. You are under tremendous pressure and at the very same time under wonderful love aspects. It’s all a question of where you put your attention. Focus on inspirational matters, health issues and creative ventures and everything’s coming up roses! Focus on who is best, strongest or smartest and everything’s [...]

Astrology

Circumstances have a tendency to whip up emotions, to inflame the crowd today. Don’t fall for it. If you are faced with an upsetting situation do your best to relax, to move into a happy state. This changes your life. Two paths are open. One is inflamatory and exciting. Avoid this, it’s perilous. The other [...]

Practicing Kindness and the Dharma Warrior – YouTube Video

24th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

The lowing of the conch shell sounded from various points on the temple grounds like a soft foghorn. It overlaid the patter of hammers as stupa construction continued. Sometimes the sound wavered and spluttered out, and Jetsunma would laugh, lowering the conch. She was practicing for the enthronement ceremony the following day and had [...]

Tsawai Lama

The colors of Autumn in full measure Bring to mind the ultimate pleasure A great Mandala, an offering treasure I offer to the Guru, gone beyond.

If my eyes know beauty, it is His. If the scent is sweet it is His. If the sound is lovely, it is His. If the [...]

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 [...]

This Journey

The Journey

From the birth of yearning To the moment of recognition The path, this journey, is method.

One’s true nature the precious seed- Buddha ground. One’s journey, this path- the method. The awakening- this fruit- the treasure. How astonishing!

The ground, the path, the fruit are Buddha. Praise to the Nirmanakaya Buddhas who [...]

The Feast

The banquet is ready The feast is set And never will I forget The taste, the sweetness.

The Bodhichitta, sublime display Of all the Buddhas. Sweetness Without measure. Peerless pleasure The dazzling play of light And essence.

Oh! For the day still coming When virtue prevails The ship to Liberation sails For [...]

Dreams

How I wish there was something to say

To nuture the dreams we have today

To seek the path and find a way

To hold you close, to sway,

To music only we can hear- Sacrament of joy spoken to my ear- I love you;

I love you;

ah, my Dear What secret whisper [...]

Liars and Beartraps

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

I was given a book as a gift, looks interesting. It is by Diana Mukpo, widow of HE Trungpa Rinpoche. Called “Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chogyam Trungpa.”

I have been curious about their relationship since Bill Cassidy trashed it so badly. Having experience with [...]

Path of the Bodhisattva

Being grateful for the many gifts I have been endowed with in this very lifetime, I now wish to offer a prayer usually associated with vows:

Today I have picked the fruit of this lifetime. The meaning of this human existence is now realized. Today I am born into the family of buddhas and [...]

Twitter’s Full Potential

Dear Twitterville, I woke up pretty sick today. Woke up feeling I’d been beaten with a pipe. Then I saw on twitter last night I had! Hate.

I woke up thrashing, crying, calling to the Buddhas and Protectors to help. Then I woke up and prayed. I’m exhausted and feeling awful. [...]

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