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Cycle of Existence of Birth and Death States

Cycle of Existence of Birth and Death States

The following is respectfully quoted from “Naked Awareness: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen” by Karma Chagmé with commentary by Gyaltrul Rinpoche

The Chapter on the Cycle of Existence of Birth and Death States [583]

Wherever one is born in the three realms, That birth is dominated by karma. Death as […]

Preparing for the Journey

Preparing for the Journey

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo offered during a Phowa retreat:

When they are unreachable during this three and a half [days] period time, according to traditional teachings, it says, “Care should be exercised not to touch the body for at least three days. That is the optimum. […]

Astrology for 12/22/2014

12/22/2014 Monday by Norma

Five planets in Capricorn signify the seriousness and dignity of this day. Do your duty, honor those who matter to you, and fulfill you obligations. Today your life is about performing tasks, representing your station in the world, and following the rules. Of course, you’d rather be doing something other than […]

Devotion in the Bardo

Devotion in the Bardo

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo offered during a Phowa retreat:

Now we’ll speak about the bardo of becoming. I forgot to mention to you that I’ve had many opportunities to practice Phowa on other people, and I’ve noticed that in every case, even if the person had […]

How Keeping Commitments Fuels the Path

The following is an excerpt from a teaching given by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay at Kunzang Palyul Choling. In this excerpt Khenpo Norgay discusses how rare the opportunity to practice is, and how holding the vows assists practitioners in accomplishing both their own benefit and the benefit of others:

 

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KPC Hosts 1st Annual “Pet Day!”

A Great Time Was Had By All Creatures Great And Small

This past Saturday, October 26 was KPC’s first Love Your Pet Day, a family-friendly pet fair. Designed as a fundraiser for KPC’s ongoing renovation project, it was a resounding success, raising over $1100 to benefit the project.

The weather was beautiful – […]

KPC Participates in “Clergy Without Borders”

The “Clergy Without Borders” bus rolled up to the Unitarian Universality Church in Rockville at 4:20pm on Sunday – just about on schedule – for a rally in Montgomery County. Clergy Without Borders” is an interfaith effort that acknowledges diversity and seeks to raise consciousness of peace and unity in Maryland. A bus of […]

Practicing Kindness and the Dharma Warrior – YouTube Video

Kunzang Palyul Choling: NEWS

The following YouTube video was prepared in response to recent challenges faced by Kunzang Palyul Choling Buddhist Temple:

If you would like to help support the restoration of all activities KPC has offered to the community please click here.

Learn more about Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC) in this excerpt from “Reborn in the West” […]

Help Save This Sacred Space: YouTube Video Khenpo Tenzin Norgay

The following is a YouTube video extracted from a teaching given by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay today at Kunzang Palyul Choling:

 

 

See KPC’s website for more information and how you can HELP!

Dharma in Degenerate Times: YouTube Video by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay

The following YouTube teaching was recorded live at Kunzang Palyul Choling in Maryland:

Wonderful News! KPC is Open 24/7

KPC has wonderful news! In a meeting with the Interfaith Advocate from Montgomery County, we were informed that we can open our doors, that visitors can come and go, taking advantage of the many blessings the temple has come to offer. The Prayer Room will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a […]

Averting Negativity: Lama Nyima Rinpoche at KPC (video)

The following is a full length video teaching by Lama Nyima Rinpoche at Kunzang Palyul Choling:

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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 […]

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