The Stream of Bodhicitta

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

AH – May all beings be free of suffering.
May they recognize what to accept and what to reject, and pacify the root causes of suffering.
May we joyfully and lovingly accomplish compassionate activity for the sake of all sentient beings in all realms.
May the stream of Bodhicitta flow deep, strong and sweet, to quench the thirst of all beings.
May the fruit of merit ripen in our mind streams, nourishing all who are hungry.
May all who are homeless be sheltered, who are cold be warmed, who are sick be healed.
May all who are lonely be comforted, the helpless be raised up, the poor be satisfied in every way.
May our land be purified of hate and greed.
And may a song of freedom be heard throughout this and all nations.
May we join as one life, which is our nature – and be unbound by hatred, greed and ignorance.
May there be peace and joy throughout the 3,000 myriads of universes!
And may I myself bear in love, the suffering of all. Now and in the time to come.

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Rest, Retreat and Compassion

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

Hello all! I’ve now got my blackberry replaced. It died from a coffee spill. RIP li’l feller. 

Now at my destination I am resting and will soon begin retreat in earnest. All has been travel, stay overs, re-connecting with the people of Palyul — so good. 

Now resting, study, practice.I will be back eventually, when it is safe, I’m healthier, and justice is finally done. I look forward to returning home. Grateful for the love and care I have been shown. 

Photos newly dug up are now available. At last the splendor of Palyul is here for all!I have so much to share with you! Ancient stories, teachings, modern from the heart teachings too. Slowly, one step at a time.

I’ve asked my students to keep up with the Occupy DC movement, and to help them. For now, hearty Tibetan soup, called tukpa with barley dough balls. Best food there is. Can we get more support to feed vegetarians please? And boiled eggs always help. Plus fresh fruit and coffee! 

Here I am treated like a queen. And want to be sure all are treated so well. 

My back is pretty messed up so I have to stay off my feet some, and walk with sticks some. I must conquor this pain! 

But in every other way it’s all good. I’m so much less stressed not having to look over my shoulder to see if I’m being followed. This is pure bliss and peace here. And inspiring too. It feels like a whole new chapter of life, at least my life is about to begin. I just need the opportunity that comes with safety and Bodhicitta, and will do all I can for sentient beings. That is all that matters to me. To postulate about Dharma is useless. To bring the love is without question the way to awakening and peace! 


Nourishing With Love #OccupyLove

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo preparing a feast for Occupy DC:

I’m now starting to make giant pans of roasted root vegetables to be brought to #OccupyDC, to be delivered for their supper. Also trays of meat loaf, yummy stuff!

We will take it for tomorrow’s supper. And we still need tarps, sleeping bags, blankets, gloves.

OK, the root vegetables are roasting now! However, we bought way too manyvegetables. Huge pots all used up! What to do with the rest? Have carrots, potatoes with eyes already removed, onions, and celery. So, does anyone want to make a dish For #OccupyDC?

Now we are finishing the veggie pile and I’m making the base for Italian style soup. Three women cooking together. I love it!

Now the gigantic pot of soup is done. It smells awesome. I need to set up armed guards…

What a lovely evening, it is beautiful to cook for others who don’t often eat well. The eyes, the smiles, the little sighs. Gifts. It has been a great pleasure. Tomorrow night, a feast at #OccupyDC! Come on if you are hungry or cold. We will fill tummys and hearts! #OWS

The America I Loved

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

Where did the United States of America go? I mean the one that I loved. The one that stood for something? The “don’t tread on me” place. The America that had services for poor, sick, hungry, homeless. The America that always gave more than others. The one with less hate.

Yeah, that America. It is still there on the map. But where is the land I love? And the people where did the middle class go? Our homes?

Dear sweet America, I miss you. I love you. And will do all I can to help you rise again! Please #OccupyEARTH #OccupyDC #OccupyUSA

Blessed are Those With Heart

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

I needed a day off twitter today, please forgive me. My friend’s dog is dying and she cannot accept. One of my monks needs attention, always.

I walked two days in a row while healing, so it was a pain killer and flat out day. I had nothing left. Meanwhile the utterly cruel “people” that hate and beat me up every day have taken this time to show what high-minded people they are. Wow. Some days it makes no sense to try.

I won’t be stopped. If I can benefit sentient beings I will have to be satisfied. People can be so selfish and cruel. They need help. I wish there was magic. But there is only miracle (earned through merit) merit itself, (like gold to trade) and Mentor (guide: Buddha, Lama et al.)

So I rest today, but it is painful to see what we have come to. All you workers of the way, the light, I salute and love you. Wrap you in my arms. Occupy Prayer, Peace and Occupation I adore you for your strength and gift. May I take the pain for you. You are the crown of creation, lovers and peacemakers, shelters from the storm. The gold of humanity. You who love – I love you as my children. Blessed are those with heart! May there be kindness and goodness for you. OM TARE TUTARE TURE PUNYE PUSHTIM AH YOU PUSHTIM KURU YE SOHA! Long life and peace to you!

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