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Our Predicament

Our Predicament

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Mixing the Mind with the Guru”

What I would like to talk about in the adult portion of our teaching is the particular situation, the predicament actually, that sentient beings find themselves in. Sentient beings are in a situation that […]

How to Handle the "Dead Zone"

How to Handle the “Dead Zone”

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Marrying Spiritual Life with Western Culture”

So ask yourself, where are you? If you find that deadness inside of you, don’t blame your path, don’t blame your teacher, don’t blame your society, don’t blame the Buddha. Instead, go within and find […]

Astrology for 5/21/2015

5/21/2015 Thursday by Norma

Time spent with someone you care for is fun but be sure to remain alert to your surroundings. Tricky, unexpected things happen today and the solution is to travel with a partner. Take prompt action if someone yells “Incoming!”- duck, swerve, whatever is necessary. Stay indoors if you need to focus […]

Examining Our Motivation: Who Needs the Temple?

Examining Our Motivation: Who Needs the Temple?

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Bringing Virtue Into Life”

Another thing that happens that’s pretty interesting to me, too, is that while we’re not facing reality we also operate under the delusion that when we come here to practice Buddhism, we’re doing somebody a favor by […]

The Suffering of Suffering

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

If , after some long time you cannot let go – ranting, raving and wailing for a year or more, that is called the suffering of suffering in Buddhism and can never be cured by hate, rage, or accusations.

Let […]

Cultivating a Sense of Humor

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

Did a dog bite you? Did food poison you? Did a gun face your face? Did you suffer? Do you suffer the suffering of suffering? Did you burn? Did you freeze? Did you starve for love? Did the FBI or the police […]

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