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Astrology for 9/4/2016

9/4/2016 Sunday by Norma

An early morning issue is quickly resolved and then you can go back to sleep. Avoid the tendency to bring work home from the office or to ruminate on health issues or other problems. Instead set things aside and spend time relaxing with loved ones. A change of scenery solves many […]

The Seven Branch Offering: Commentary by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

The Seven Branch Offering: Commentary by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

The Seven Branch Offering

The following commentary was extracted from a teaching given by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche at Kunzang Palyul Choling in 2001 on the occasion of offering the Bodhisattva Vow. To see the verses of the ceremony for the Bodhisattva Vow to which His Holiness was referring you can click here.

From Words of […]

Astrology for 8/30/2016

8/30/2016 Tuesday by Norma

Mercury goes retrograde today kicking off several things at once. First, start cleaning up matters from the past: you know, the things that weren’t done as well as they might have been. You get a do-over on them. Next, do not make a major purchase between now and […]

Navigating the Path with Guru Yoga

Navigating the Path with Guru Yoga

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “The Guru is Your Diamond”

Should it happen that we cannot meet with the Guru for some reason, or there is some difficult point in one’s path, some difficult moments, some difficult times, maybe even some difficult months or years, still, so long […]

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 lama even […]

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 our books […]

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 habit […]

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 it isn’t […]

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 Three Jewels and the mindstreams 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 of them without exception

LÜ DANG NGAG YID DANG WE […]

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 being. Buddha Primordial! It […]

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 death,

SID PAI TSO LEI DRO WA DROL […]

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