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Astrology for 10/13/2015

10/13/2015 Tuesday by Norma

Still reeling from a sudden change? Relax, it’s in the rear view mirror, behind you. It is possible to hit cruising altitude today where all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the scenery. But before you do, please inform others of alterations in policy so their time isn’t […]

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Astrology for 10/12/2015

10/12/2015 Monday by Norma

The Sun and the Moon join forces signifying a new beginning. A surprising new player is on the team and an old partnership comes apart suddenly. If you’ve been holding on to an unworkable situation you’ll know it today. Avoid the temptation to grab something by the leg and cry as […]

Life is Fleeting

Life is Fleeting

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

Have you ever seen someone made completely miserable by neediness? Some people are like a big gaping hole, and all the love you could pour in there would not be enough. Haven’t you ever gone through a phase like that yourself? […]

The Basis for Practice is the Bodhicitta: Dilgo Khyentse

The following is respectfully quoted from “Enlightened Courage” by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche:

As a preliminary to this teaching, we must consider three things: the preciousness of being born a human being, the fact of impermanence and the problem of samsaric existence.

Human Birth

We are at the moment in possession of a precious human […]

Actions and Their Consequences: From “Naked Awareness” by Karma Chagme

The following is respectfully quoted from “Naked Awareness” by Karma Chagme with commentary by Gyaltrul Rinpoche:

Homage to Avalokitesvara!

A rough explanation of actions and their consequences has been presented in the preliminaries to the instructions on the profound practical teachings of Avalokitesvara, but it is difficult to gain from that more than a […]

Confession: His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

The following is adapted from an oral commentary given by His Holiness in conjunction with a ceremony wherein he bestowed the bodhisattva vow upon a gathering of disciples at Namdroling in Bozeman, Montana, November 1999:

The next branch involves [making] confession. From beginningless time, throughout countless life-times, we amassed negative karma and non virtue […]

The Ten Negative Actions: From “Treasury of Precious Qualities”

The following is respectfully quoted from “Treasury of Precious Qualities” by Jigme Lingpa:

There are ten ways of behaving, related to body, speech and mind, that are to be abandoned.

To begin with, there are three physical acts: killing, taking what is not given, and sexual misconduct. These are followed by four negative actions […]

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