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Astrology for 7/24/2016

7/24/2016 Sunday by Norma

Feeling tired and grumpy this morning? Move slowly, in time your engine engages and you speed off toward your objective! This is an exciting day, one where opportunity abounds. Planning to electrify others with your performance or ideas? This is your day: enthusiasm is magnetic and attractive to […]

Who is Padmasambhava?

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 Attainment; Buddhaguhya, […]

Astrology for 7/23/2016

7/23/2016 Saturday by Norma

On your feet, there’s work to do! Yet the urge to relax, to take it easy and escape, is equally powerful. Move skillfully between the two throughout the day. Stick with one, ignore the other, and you’ll have problems. A sensitive response to a powerful figure changes […]

Hells?

Hells?

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Why P’howa?”

According to the Buddha’s teaching, there are six realms of cyclic existence, and I will begin with what is called the lowest of the realms.  Now generally, when Westerners hear about the different realms, oh, we love the high realms.  Those […]

What Will You Do?

The following is from a twitter conversation between Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo and two other twitter users:

Questioner: My heart is with the future. These are not the end times but times of a new beginning.

Jetsunma: Good, but there is transformation going on. If you can’t see the shadow of that (Japan!) How will you help? Many […]

Re-Connecting

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

A few days ago I mentioned a new wind I felt coming. Well, today, metaphorically, it kinda blew the house down! In a good way. Sometimes one needs that. I do. We get too burdened, tired, weak, and often because we are out of balance, stagnant. Stress […]

Live From the Heart

The following is extracted from a twitter conversation between Jetsunma and a young student:

Student: Precious Teacher, what do you think of micronationalism? http://tinyurl.com/3jhywnb

Jetsunma: To be completely honest, sounds like a bunch of white guys pushing things and their boundaries around again. And breaking stuff like reefs and shoals, wrong. We need more caretakers, not buyers […]

Today is the Day to Renew Prayers for Japan, the Earth and Humankind

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Today is the day to renew our commitment to pray for Japan, for the earth, for human kind. I feel the Japan nuclear situation is growing more dangerous every day, that Tepco and Japanese government are trying to save face by not admitting how bad it is, […]

Plea for Prayers from Japanese Monk

We received this plea from a monk in Japan:

Please forward~ A Japanese Monk Sent this Prayer Request   The damage of earthquake in Japan is devastating. Unable to cool down the reactor we are facing a possibility of nuclear … explosion. Please join our prayer. Feel free to forward this prayer request to anyone. It would […]

The Caretaker Vow

This was composed and witnessed by Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo on August 31, 1986:

We the Caretakers of the Earth, dedicate ourselves to the liberation and salvation of all sentient beings.

We vow to work for the liberation of planet earth from the clutches of suffering, poverty, famine and death.  We vow to return in whatever form necessary, […]

Hopi Elders Call for Prayers for Japan and our World

Jetsunma saw this video in a tweet, and wanted to share it here:

More on the Hopi and praying for the Earth:

http://www.tibetanbuddhistaltar.org/2011/03/a-new-world/

http://www.tibetanbuddhistaltar.org/2011/03/come-together-and-pray-for-the-earth/

http://www.tibetanbuddhistaltar.org/2011/02/ancient-tribes-come-together-at-amitabha-stupa/

A Call to All Dharma Warriors and Spiritual People

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

Dear Friends, I believe our prayers are bearing fruit. Please keep it up! It seems this nuclear catastrophe is slowing down (not going away!) – which is auspicious. Requests and offerings are being sent to Namdroling by KPC, and Pujas will be done at the great Drupchen. […]

Embracing the Living Mother Earth

From a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

I really want to watch this uberemergency in Japan. I have to know, and truly feel we should pay attention! It is our planet, our Mother. We must hold her in our collective arms and hearts so she can heal. This is possible only if we all […]