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Dec'18

Experience Opens Understanding

Experience opens understanding of the Buddha’s teaching, the Dharma, in a different way than simply hearing many teachings.  Here, in this …

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Nov'18

Exchanging Self and Others: Building Bodhicitta Part Two

Exchanging self and others is the supreme method for building our bodhicitta. We develop this through a process called tonglen, or …

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Nov'18

Building Bodhicitta: Part One

As Buddhist practitioners, we begin by always bringing our practice to our own mind,  and our own level of experience–regardless of …

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25

Sep'18

Calm Abiding Meditation

Calm abiding meditation forms the backbone of Buddhist meditation practice. Without developing a solid foundation in this core practice, we will not be able to settle our minds. Traditionally, we spend months or years learning, practicing, and experiencing the results of calm abiding meditation before we move on to other practices. And we never abandon calm abiding: this simple technique recurs throughout all types of Buddhist meditation.

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Sep'18

Overcoming Resistance to Meditation

Overcoming Resistance by Knowing Our Own Character Overcoming resistance means understanding our own behavior and habits.  And many of us have …

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11

Sep'18

Buddha Nature: Our Ground

Buddha Nature: Our Common Ground Buddha Nature refers to the ground, the basic nature that we all share.  It is our …

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Aug'18

Spacious Meditation

Spacious Meditation is important throughout our practice. Buddhist teachers often emphasize spaciousness as a quality we should develop. But sometimes, we can become confused about this term: what does it mean to be spacious?

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Aug'18

Practicing Meditation: Three Main Points

Practicing meditation is a key point of applying the Buddhist Dharma. And here, Phakchok Rinpoche explains, we need to approach Dharma practice gradually because most of us have a number of bad habits. First of all, we tend to get easily distracted. We often find that we can't just rest our minds, right?

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Aug'18

Understanding Emotions: Benefit of Meditation

Understanding emotions are the first step toward overcoming our basic ignorance. In this video clip, Phakchok Rinpoche shares his personal experience of coming to grips with his emotions. He describes the strong emotions of his teenage years, and explains the gradual steps he took by practicing meditation. The more relaxed, softer, and non-clinging mind that he discovered can be ours when we choose to take up meditation training.

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Jul'18

Do We Need to Meditate?

Do we need to meditate? And if so, why? Is there a real benefit from meditation? In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche answers with an emphatic "Yes!" If we actually practice mediation, Rinpoche observes, we go beyond the theory and gain experience. And then, we will feel the benefits ourselves.

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