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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 […]

Astrology for 12/21/2014

12/21/2014 Sunday by Norma

Bipartisan thinking characterizes today. You and others agree on what to do, and you do it! A zippy, cheery spirit permeates the environment. Spend time with people you love whose energy lifts you up. Someone is very happy for your company, be nice! A group endeavor is heading in a successful […]

The Faint

The Faint

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

Now I want to refer back to this book [Death and the Art of Dying by Bokar Rinpoche] to give you a couple of statements that I think may be helpful. When we last were together we […]

Astrology for 12/20/2014

12/20/2014 Saturday by Norma

A strong emotional pull conflicts with a desire for freedom: you want to stay with a loved one and you want to run away! Fortunately, two open doors appear today. The first leads to philosophical thinking and travel, the second goes in the direction of groups. Join your friends, be steadfast […]

Supplication to Mandarava

From: The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava “Dissolving in the expanse of space like a rainbow, without remains, She departed to the Akanishta Paradise of Pamavyuha. She transformed into the embodiment of the supreme consort, The secret primordial wisdom dakini. To the feet of Mandarava, I supplicate! Together with nine hundred pure awareness […]

Daughter of the King of Zahor: From “The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava”

The following is respectfully quoted from “The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava” translated by Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro:

Glorious yogini mother of the buddhas, from within the oceans of exalted pure realms, the play of your emanations appears in one hundred million embodied forms. Limitless beyond measure is the marvel of the […]

Supplication to Chime Pema Jugne: The Deathless Lotus Born

The following is a supplication prayer from the Chime Tsog Thig:

By the wisdom intent of the Lord Amitayus,

Channeling through the wisdom intent of the Mother Deity Tsendali,

Blessing Deathless Pema Jungne,

I pray to the deathless wisdom holders of the three times –

Past, present and future.

I pray to Orgyen Pema […]

Supplication to Mandarava’s Emanations

The following is an excerpt from “The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava”

Eh Ma Ho!

In the previous aeon of Bhaskara, As the daughter of King Indradeva known as Pandaravasini, She trained on the path to abandon samsara and actualize buddhahood. To the feet of Mandarava, I supplicate!

Later in the aeon […]

Who is Padmasambhava?

The following is respectfully quoted from “The History of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism” by Dudjom Rinpoche:

He studied all the sūtras, tantras, and sciences under the many scholars and accomplished masters of India, of whom the foremost were: the eight great awareness-holders, from whom he received the Eight Classes of Means for […]

Supplication & Longevity Prayer to Jetsunma

Mandarava

A Supplication-Longevity Prayer to Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo

 

HRI:

KHACHÖD SHING NA DORJE PAGMO DANG

In the realm of Khachod, she is Vajra Varahi,

ZAHOR YUL DU LHACHAM MANDARA

In the country of Zahor, the consort Mandarawa,

BÖD KYI TSUNMO AH KAR SALI DRÖN

In Tibet Queen Ahkartsayi-drOn,

LABDRÖN SEIMO LHADUL CHOKYI DRÖN

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A True Dakini

HH Kusum Lingpa and Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

On May 3, 1994 His Holiness Kusum Lingpa gave this commentary on the Long Life Prayer for Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo that he wrote for her.

I wrote this longevity prayer on the day that I arrived here. The first human rebirth of Ahkon Lhamo occurred some 300-400 […]

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo at Maratika Cave

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, recognized as an emanation of Princess Mandarava, talks about her experiences during a pilgrimage to Maratika Cave where Mandarava and Guru Padmasambava accomplished the Long Life Practice of Amitayus and consort:

Subduing the King with Miracles: From the Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava

The following is respectfully quoted from “The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava” translated by Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro:

Then, just as teh vajra master was extremely pleased with the progress of the teachings being given to the princess and her retinue, and ominous sign occurred. A very unsavory, antagonistic cowherd caught sight […]

Photo of the Day: Guru Rinpoche and Mandarava

Guru Rinpoche and Mandarava Thangka from Jetsunma’s Prayer Room:

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