Heart Teaching from Palyul Ling in Upstate New York

The following is a teaching offered by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo at Palyul Ling in upstate New York on July 29th, 2012:

 

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Kindness is The Way

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Astrology

Serious emotions must be faced.  Age and poor health are a fact of life.  Be respectful of those who are ahead of you in wisdom or in years.  Slow down and be mindful of the obstacles facing others: plan realistically for those who need your help and try not to engage in wishful thinking. This takes awareness, especially since the dominant theme of the times is joy, happiness and exuberance.  Partnerships are forming at the speed of light and a stalemate has ended at last!  It’s a fun time, and lightweight conversations point the way to real progress. Kind, loving words and gestures mean everything today.  If it sounds as though two wildly divergent themes are here, they are!  Nichiren said, “A truly wise person will not be carried away by any of the eight winds:  prosperity, decline, disgrace, honor, praise, censure, suffering, pleasure.”  Be wise.

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

Kindness is The Way

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

Last evening I taught my class at Palyul Ling. Lots came and lots tuned in from around the world. I enjoyed it and tears of love were everywhere! I hope you tuned in, and if not it is still up on line on U-stream, or you can watch it here – check it out!

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I’d like to teach again. Feedback was that it was good to hear teachings on the Boddhicitta, and from a Western Tulku. From a woman.

Anyhow, this is the place and time to be! It is gorgeous here, weather is good. I’m resting today.

OM TARE TU TARE TU TURE YE SOHA

OM MANI PEDME HUNG

What joy! I’m finding out students have formed a connection with Palyul Buddhism from my online activities. They practice together, have study groups from my blog and tweets. I knew it was through twitter and other social media that we could all be together and I am thrilled to be a doorway for this. I’ve met students I’ve never seen before! What joy to open wide the doors of Palyul and connect as family. And want to support their efforts by writing instructions and teachings from Palyul and myself as well. A good way to make Dharma free! Once His Holiness Penor Rinpoche told me I’d have Palyul centers all around the world. I thought that seemed impossible, but maybe not. Maybe this is the way.

As my pain heals I will not be as challanged, and will be able to travel. And you may contact us about how that may happen. How exciting! I am 100% Palyul and will open doors for this noble family as well as I can. Kindness is the way. Come to KPC and I am well I will come to you. Wherever you are, whoever you are, I honor you and reach out with love, compassion and respect for all.

Kindness is the way!

OM AH MI DEWA HRI

Astrology

Someone is very insistent, and you must do as this person wishes.  You feel you are being herded along at another’s command. Follow directions and then quickly leave the scene, rather than making a scene!  Once you’re back on your own, you’ll be at liberty to do as you please.  If you are the one telling others what to do, be alert to the fact that not everyone appreciates this; you’ll know by how quickly people vanish.  See it as a learning situation! Taro Gold said, “Good may be defined as anything promoting harmony, empathy and compassion.  Evil, on the other hand, promotes divisiveness within people, nations and humanity.”  Be good!   Elsewhere, love is stable, news is great and men are especially creative! 

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

Astrology

Eight of ten astrological bodies are in air and fire signs, so everything is all about talk and enthusiasm.  This means people are so busy chatting and zipping around that nobody remembers the basics, such as cooking dinner or collecting the trash.  Pick up the kids from a play date?  Oops!  You’ll blow right past anything disagreeable or associated with hard work, so give yourself a break.  Go with the flow, and the flow is associated with inspiration, happiness and enjoyment.  Learning occurs spontaneously.  Spend time with those you care for.  Exchange ideas.  Karl Menninger said, “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force.  When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.”  Keep this in mind as you are talking away with others.  Take turns.

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

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An important spiritual or legal event occurs today, the outcome of recent confidential planning.  A harmonious situation appears.  Men are inspired and generous, and women are encouraging and happy.  Everyone feels generous!  People speak from the heart, so listen carefully to what is being said.  It’s a curious day, full of many opposing factors.  You make a statement and someone asserts the opposite.  You say “it’s hot” and a passerby says “It’s cold.”  Have no attachment to your words.  The danger exists of comingling pride with words, as though your worth as a person depends on the agreement of others.  It doesn’t.  In fact, if you assume everyone needs agreement today you won’t go wrong.  Agree!  Avoid pontification if possible, but probably isn’t.  Galileo Galilei said, “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo to Teach at Palyul Ling

Jetsunma Ahkon Norbu Lhamo has been invited to teach at the Palyul Retreat in Upstate New York on July 29th at 7pm, joining His Eminence Gyangkhang Rinpoche, His Eminence Mugsang Rinpoche, Khenchen Pema Sherab, Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso, Tulku Ajam, Tulku Dawa Gyalpo and Khenpo Tenzin Norgay who are leading the retreat this summer.

The retreat is offering a Avalokiteshvara Empowerment earlier the same day. http://retreat.palyul.org/

If you are in the area of Upstate New York (near Binghamton) please consider visiting Palyul Ling to embrace these auspicious opportunities.

 

http://retreat.palyul.org/address-and-phone-number

If you are not able to attend the teaching in person please tune in to the live webcast at:  http://www.palyul.org/broadcast.htm

May all who wish to attend take advantage of this rare opportunity!

Astrology

A secretive, emotional situation continues to brew beneath the surface of an otherwise sunny time.  A confidential matter involving a loss, debt or mortgage must be handled.  You’re solving serious problems at the same time that you’re having fun, as though you were managing an estate while playing charades.  Keep the two matters separate in your mind.  This is possible.  You may stumble into a delicate situation.  Be polite and disappear…Don’t tell secrets, no matter how juicy.  John Steinbeck said, “Man is the only kind of varmint that sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.”  It’s that sort of day, a happy/serious day.

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

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Avoid a showoff and head toward a quiet, powerful person.  Someone gives you a major hint about a secret matter that empowers you.  A beneficial arrangement is made.  Things below the surface are favorable, and something hidden can be discovered.  Look into closets, attics and basements for what you seek, or else look to old documents for an answer.  Byram Karasu said, “Before thinking outside the box, first get into it.”  What you seek is inside and mysterious today.  If you learn a secret, keep it under your hat.  Hidden matters are being negotiated in the midst of showy, out-in-the-open things.  Be wise enough to know what to reveal and what to keep silent about.

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!

Astrology

A decision is made, and it is a serious one.  Or so it seems.  Oddly, with the passing of time the situation can change.  Things are in flux. The wheel is turning and it hasn’t stopped quite yet, although some people will say it has.  It’s an “up in the air” sort of time.  Have no expectation of landing just yet.  Absolutely keep your wits about you.  William Drummond said, “He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.”  Don’t like the options? Use your reason and avoid all three!  Self mastery lies in thinking for your-self today.  If you know something to be true, believe it no matter what others tell you.  You can come up with a brilliant idea today using your own standards.  Love is grand and news from afar is favorable.

The daily astrology post affects everyone. Because individual charts vary, the circumstances outlined in the post will affect people differently. Some will feel this energy in the personal arena, some in finances, some with children or family, some in work and so forth. There are many departments of life. Look to see where the dynamic affects you!