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Vigilance: From "The Way of the Bodhisattva" by Shantideva

Vigilance: From “The Way of the Bodhisattva” by Shantideva

The following is respectfully quoted from “The Way of the Bodhisattva” by Shantideva as translated by the Padmakara Translation Group and published by Shambhala:

Vigilance

1. Those who wish to keep a rule of life Must guard their minds in perfect self-possession. Without this guard upon the mind, No discipline can ever be maintained.

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Astrology for 7/1/2015

7/1/2015 Wednesday by Norma

Cooperation is what matters most today. Extend a hand, help someone else. You must consider your interests and the interests of others as of equal importance. Use the childhood principal of “One for me, one for you,” for best results. An emotional person expects special treatment from you but continue to […]

The Brilliance of the Great Bodhicitta

The Brilliance of the Great Bodhicitta

An excerpt from a teaching called How to Pray by Being by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

As we realize that others need our help, we begin to heed their calls. We begin to turn to what is real, what is profound—the brilliance of the great bodhicitta. The great bodhicitta is the first movement from the […]

Astrology for 6/30/2015

6/30/2015 Tuesday by Norma

This is the perfect day to initiate a new venture. Start before noon for best results and give it all your energy. Anonymous said, “All glory comes from daring to begin.” Travel is favored, but if you stay home engage in creative ventures. The day is more conducive to love and […]

Precious Gifts

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

I like reading my followers and meeting many kind hearted people out there. It nourishes me , too, that connection. I feel the love. So I come bearing gifts of compassion, community, and Dharma.

OM MANI PEDME HUNG

I feel the ripple […]

We the People

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Tons of people partying now, paying crazy prices for the Superbowl. The poor and hungry are still hungry. The homeless have no homes.

I feel ashamed. So much money to entertain the “haves.” While the poor weep, we mindlessly party. Chips? […]

The Bodhisattva Ideal: Full Length Video Teaching

The following is a full length video teaching offered by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo at Kunzang Palyul Choling:

Live for the benefit of others – let love guide everything in your life and you will be moving toward the Bodhisattva ideal.

Copyright © Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo. All rights reserved

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Interesting Times: Keeping Dharma Pure

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Interesting times still, my friends. But all is well, and I am getting stronger and healthy. The slow de-stress of being safe is true medicine. I never truly understood what a killer stress is – causes high blood pressure, spastic muscles, depression, […]

Bodhicitta and the Faults of Cyclic Existence: Full Length Video Teaching

The following is a full length video teaching offered by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo at Kunzang Palyul Choling:

 

Begin with love and you will produce love. Jetsunma goes into why reach for something “not of this world” like Enlightenement to solve your quest for happiness. Do it for yourself and for all beings.

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With Compassion, All is Possible

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Hello to all from my safe and secret place. It is lovely here and I an doing very well. So many of my friends and students are praying for my well being so kindly, and I am so very grateful for this. […]

Bring the Love

Thousand Arm Avalokiteshvara Mandala

From The Spiritual Path: A Compilation of Teachings by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

All Dharma, your practice, your teachers, and everything you have ever encountered that has brought you closer to enlightenment—is only one thing: a manifestation or an emanation of the enlightened, compassionate intention of the Buddha. That is why […]

Celebrating Love

I wish all beings a safe, peaceful holiday, filled with joy and warmth. May every Blessing rain upon you as silver drops of love! May you all walk in beauty and awareness; may you always be mindful of our natural gifts. Stars, Sun, Moon – and share with all! We are keeping our spirits […]

Here is a teaching you did not ask for

A teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

 

Try to believe in the Love….that the Love that exists is

Absolute. It never varies, it is unchanging. You did nothing

to deserve it and you cannot destroy it. It is your belief in the

Love, your acceptance of it, this […]

Impartiality

The following is a full length video teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo given at Kunzang Palyul Choling:

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Jetsunma describes how to use the natural love and responsibility we feel towards those we love as a window to recognizing the suffering of all beings, and taking responsibility for relieving the suffering […]

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