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Practice With Every Breath

Practice With Every Breath

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

As practitioners we think, “Oh, I love all this stuff you’re telling me and it’s all very nice and everything, but what I’d really like is a nature of mind teaching. What I’d really like is some Dzogchen! Don’t start me […]

Astrology for 9/4/2015

9/4/2015 Friday by Norma

Talk is your best friend today, and the news is welcome. An intelligent person solves a vexing problem. High five! Listen carefully and follow directions precisely. Attempts to “wing it” or go on hunches create more problems. Amarillo Slim said, “Nobody is always a winner.” A hidden problem is being uncovered, […]

Practicing Recognition

Practicing Recognition

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

As a teacher, sometimes I’ve had the opportunity to bring a student to task, to say, “Look, you’re all spaced out. You’re working hard, you’re going through the motions, but you’re not practicing. There’s no inner practice happening here.” The first […]

Astrology for 9/3/2015

9/3/2015 Thursday by Norma

Overdoing and overspending- both are possible today: demand exceeds resources. Beware of appeals to pride, a request for “more” is attached. Take a partner everywhere you go and ask for a second opinion: a single thought leads to a poor outcome. The Bible says, ” The intelligent man is always open […]

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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