Use Buddhist wisdom and compassion to clarify your astrological readings.
Become your own astrological guru with the first book to apply Buddhist practice
to Western astrology. Buddhist astrology bridges familiar astrological thinking
with the ideas of karma, interdependence, and impermanence. What if we
consciously choose the compassionate way as we traverse those high peaks of a
Pluto transit or climb to the summit of a Saturn cycle? Does such a response set
up an array of rippling effects? While Buddhism is theologically and
metaphysically compelling, it is also very practical. Within its tenets every
psychological state is embraced, integrated, and brought to light. It is
spirit-medicine for modern astrology.
The author Jhampa Shaneman combines his depth of experience in Tibetan Buddhism with contemporary Western astrologer Jan V. Angel
Provides a basic counseling/consultation modality for the astrologer Chapters on the planets, houses, and aspects cover each in cookbook fashion
Places astrology in the context of one's life, based on the inevitabilities we all face Provides an interpretation of the birthchart of Buddha Applying Buddhist practice to western astrology, this book teaches readers to become their own astrological gurus. Providing a basic counselling/consultation modality for the astrologer, the book features chapters on the planets, houses and aspects.
About the Author:
Jhampa Shaneman studied Mahayana Buddhism in Dharmsala, India from 1971 until 1984. He was an ordained monk during those years. He studied with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness's senior tutor Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, Ven. Geshe Rabten, Geshe Dhargaye and other famous Lamas of that time. He has translated for Masters of all the 4 sects of Tibetan Buddhism over the last 25 years and carries various lineages from these traditions. In 1980, Jhampa entered the traditional Great Retreat and spent the next three and a half years on the mountain above Dharmsala, India. Being born and raised in the west gives Jhampa's way of sharing the insights of the East a uniquely relevant twist. Jhampa is now a married Buddhist practitioner living on Vancouver Island. He is one of the first western practitioners to be given permission by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to teach all levels of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.