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Astrology for 11/23/2014

11/23/2014 Sunday by Norma

Partnership matters go well. A policy decision corrects a mistake, and the tendency to over-talk things continues to be present. Listen to others patiently and be considerate of their views, no matter how ridiculous they seem to you. Self respect is an issue, and it is offered by listening. Someone is […]

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Removing the Blinders

Removing the Blinders

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

One thing that happens as we are turning the mind toward Dharma is we literally begin to examine the condition of cyclic existence, We come to understand that we are not the only ones that are wandering in […]

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Astrology for 11/22/2014

11/22/2014 Saturday by Norma

Today was meant for over-doing! If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing ten times, right? That’s the thinking: just watch yourself zipping around and notice how you’re overdoing too! Jupiter is driving the action and his happy spirit is both contagious and a relief from the recent serious times. Vince Lombardi […]

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Cultivating Compassion

Cultivating Compassion

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

It is not foreign to our nature, and it is also not separate from the goal that we wish to achieve by practicing in this way, for us to give rise to the great Bodhicitta, or the great compassion. […]

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Wonderful News! KPC is Open 24/7

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KPC has wonderful news! In a meeting with the Interfaith Advocate from Montgomery County, we were informed that we can open our doors, that visitors can come and go, taking advantage of the many blessings the temple has come to offer. The Prayer Room will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week once again for ANYONE seeking a place of spiritual refuge. You will be welcome to meditate quietly or pray, and take in the wealth of blessings offered by the statues, thangkas and crystals.

Not all functions of the temple will be able to continue until we are able to navigate the permitting process of Use and Occupancy and make the necessary renovations to ensure public safety and accessibility, but for those who have come to count on KPC as a place of peace, refuge and blessings the doors will once again be open to all regardless of faith.
We cannot hold events inside the temple, but will continue to offer events outdoors in order to continue with KPC’s mission of offering the Dharma. In just a few weeks KPC will host Khenpo Norgay who will be offering teachings and empowerments associated with Phowa, a powerful Buddhist practice to prepare for the time of death. Though this event will be held outdoors, KPC will do it’s best to ensure you are comfortable while enjoying this precious opportunity.

Please continue to support us in our effort to come into compliance with the county. The renovations required to ensure the safety of all will require everyone’s ongoing support, as they will be very expensive. Please donate. Meanwhile, all are invited to come and partake of the many blessings of KPC.
To learn more please visit: www.tara.org
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