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Astrology for 8/31/2014

8/31/2014 Sunday by Norma

Difficult news brings a choice, a fork in the road. Your response provides a snapshot of how you will negotiate the times to come. Respond with anger and depression, and the road will be difficult. Respond with determination and commitment, and things will go easier. Will you be a warrior or [...]

What Causes Happiness?

What Causes Happiness?

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Faults of Cyclic Existence”

In order to understand what to do, we have to understand the definition of the cessation of suffering. The cessation of suffering doesn’t happen when everything external gets all right. Can you learn this? Can we all [...]

Astrology for 8/30/2014

8/30/2014 Saturday

Return to earth! Good sense and a shrewd assessment of reality characterize this day. Confidence appears where uncertainty was previously. Men and women are in harmony. A suggestion offers the way out of a stalemate. Inspiration and a medical cure can come today. Look deeply into your current situation: you can understand things [...]

Who Needs Refuge?

Who Needs Refuge?

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Faults of Cyclic Existence”

How is the understanding of compassion a clarifying thought as well as a motivating thought? How is it a clarifying thought? Now here is where the profound connection with refuge comes into play. Not only does the [...]

Prayer for the Nyingmapa Lineage and the Tradition

KHEN LOB CHO SUM RING LUK CHE

May the great tradition of the Abbot Shantarakshita, the Master Padmasambhava, and the Dharma King Trisong Detsun

DZAM LING SA SUM KHYAN PAR PEL

Increase and spread throughout the three realms of this world.

DRO GYUD CHOG SUM NANG WA DANG

May the appearance of [...]

The Seven Limb Puja

 

 

JI NYED SU DAG CHOG CHU’I JIG TEN NA

However many Buddhas there are in the Ten Directions of the Universe,

DÜ SUM SHEG PA MI YI SENGE KÜN

All the Tathagatas of the Three Times, Lions among men,

DAG GI MA LÜ DE DAG THAM CHED LA

To all [...]

Meeting His Holiness for the First Time

An excerpt from the Mindfulness workshop given by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo in 1999

When I first met His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, he came to where I was in Kensington, Maryland, and wanted to stay at our house. I had only met one Tibetan in my whole life. I had no idea what a Tibetan [...]

Purifying One’s Intention

An excerpt from the Mindfulness workshop given by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo in 1999

Another aspect of our Ngöndro practice is purification, the prayers to Vajrasattva. How would it be if we were to sit for maybe an hour and practice the purification and confession of Vajrasattva and accumulate the mantra and then just put [...]

Understanding AH

 

A Relic from the First Ahkon Lhamo, housed at Kunzang Palyul Choling in Poolesville, MD

 

From a Series of Tweets by @ahkonlhamo

Don’t get misled! “Ah” is Sanskrit or Tibetan. It is not Japanese or Chinese. It is the seed vowel of our Primordial Wisdom Nature, the very ground of [...]

Gratitude and Guru Yoga

An excerpt from the Mindfulness workshop given by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo in 1999

Another aspect of constant mindfulness – it’s sort of like hand-in-glove with offering – is gratitude. When you think about the appearance of all phenomena, like beautiful flowers, beautiful trees, all of our beautiful stuff, suppose you were able to develop the [...]

Challenge the Appearances

An excerpt from the Mindfulness workshop given by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo in 1999

Since you were young and you figured out that it was very bad to get caught, that idea has never changed. Literally, once that idea is there, it’s in you. You have that idea. Why go back and challenge it? Because [...]

Dedication Prayers

Dedication of Merit

 

SONAM DI YI TAM CHED ZIK PA NYID

By this merit, may all beings attain omniscience.

TOB NEI NYEI PAI DRA NAM PAM CHEI SHING

May they defeat the enemy of wrongdoing.

KYE NA CHI’I BA LONG TRUG PA YI

From the stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness, and [...]

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