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I Choose Enlightenment

I Choose Enlightenment

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

People ask: “In your tradition, is Buddha like God?” No, Buddha is not like God. “Is Guru Rinpoche God?” No, Guru Rinpoche is not God. “Well, what do you call God in your tradition?” We don’t call anything God. There are [...]

Astrology

Good fortune comes early from a private source. Somebody does you a favor and walks off, leaving you surprised and happy. Pass it on to someone else when you get the chance. A message is uplifting and spirits are high. Men and women are in sync and children are good natured. It’s a favorable time [...]

Astrology

An interesting conundrum is happening today. You are under tremendous pressure and at the very same time under wonderful love aspects. It’s all a question of where you put your attention. Focus on inspirational matters, health issues and creative ventures and everything’s coming up roses! Focus on who is best, strongest or smartest and everything’s [...]

Astrology

Circumstances have a tendency to whip up emotions, to inflame the crowd today. Don’t fall for it. If you are faced with an upsetting situation do your best to relax, to move into a happy state. This changes your life. Two paths are open. One is inflamatory and exciting. Avoid this, it’s perilous. The other [...]

Rest, Retreat and Compassion

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:   Hello all! I’ve now got my blackberry replaced. It died from a coffee spill. RIP li’l feller.    Now at my destination I am resting and will soon begin retreat in earnest. All has been travel, stay overs, re-connecting with the [...]

The Stream of Bodhicitta

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

AH – May all beings be free of suffering. May they recognize what to accept and what to reject, and pacify the root causes of suffering. May we joyfully and lovingly accomplish compassionate activity for the sake of all sentient beings in [...]

Attain Your Potential

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

Haha! Someone made my day today. I’ve been described as a rigid, Lineage-loving, “tow the line” Buddhist, and I couldn’t be more delighted! These same folks used to say I wasn’t real Palyul, or a real Buddhist, that my throne and crown [...]

Shawn and Steve from #OccupyDC Offer Thanks

Shawn and Steve from Occupy DC offer their gratitude for the support offered by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo.

Jetsunma offered food, coffee, and many supplies to support the movement. Here is a wish list if you would also like to offer support:

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The America I Loved

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

Where did the United States of America go? I mean the one that I loved. The one that stood for something? The “don’t tread on me” place. The America that had services for poor, sick, hungry, homeless. The America that always gave [...]

You Are Hope! #Occupy #OWS #OccupyEarth

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

Did you know that for vegan holidays one can stuff a large not over ripe pumpkin with chestnut and buttery root veggies, bread cubes, spices etc. And for your “manly” protein dish – a vegan lentil loaf with peanut butter based brown [...]

We The People

The following is a series of tweets from Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo offered in support of the #Occupy movements:

For those who bring compassion to the people OM MANI PEDME HUNG! May you abide in the comfort of love.

For those who may die or are being hurt from the struggle. OM AMI DEWA HRI. [...]

Occupy With Prayer

Occupy Oakland the night of Wednesday, October 26th. j_sight/yfrog

At the request of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, KPC will hold a prayer accumulation weekend (November 5th and 6th) dedicated to Peaceful Occupation, and to those who have been harmed by force and brutality, that we the people might live in peace. She is calling it [...]

The Gift

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

A peaceful mind is a precious jewel, more precious than any gem in the world. It is because jewels cannot make you happier for long, and they can be lost, stolen, or broken. That is not the case with a peaceful mind.

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Occupy Wall Street!

Occupy Wall St. Protesters left Zuccotti Park to march to Washington Square on Saturday. > (Bryan Smith for News)

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

I don’t understand the suppression of Occupy Wall Street news. The more it is bottled up the bigger the explosion will be. Do [...]

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