Buddhist Philosophy

Phakchok Rinpoche and senior instructors offer weekly audio, video or written wisdom teachings. You can check your understanding with reflections or practice exercises. Browse by topic and level according to your interest.

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers -

Oct 1, 2019

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers An Excerpt from “Add Some Grease”: A Guide for Relating to Ritual Practice in Tibetan Buddhism Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers can delight, intrigue and/or...

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Jobs and the Dharma: Finding a Balance -

Sep 30, 2019

Jobs and the Dharma can co-exist in our lives. We don’t all have the ability, karma, or intention to leave everything behind and immediately go off into the mountains on retreat. Here,...

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What is Ritual? -

Sep 23, 2019

What is Ritual? I’m Only Here For the Meditation Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche teaches and travels widely throughout the world.  On his tours, he often encounters modern people who are highly skeptical about...

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Patience: Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life Part Four -

Sep 19, 2019

Patience comes into play when we encounter anger or difficult outside circumstances. This third of the six transcendental perfections, or pāramitās, helps us to remain stable as we face problems in mundane...

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Discipline: Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life Part 3 -

Sep 15, 2019

Discipline tends to sound uncomfortable or like a penalty to most modern people.  But, here, in this short video teaching Tulku Migmar Tsering explains that when we correctly practice discipline, we maintain...

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Generosity: Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life: Part Two -

Sep 12, 2019

Generosity practice is the first of the six transcendental perfections, or pāramitās. In this short teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering first gives a clear definition of generosity in the Buddhist context.  We practice...

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Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life: Part One -

Sep 10, 2019

Practicing the Pāramitās represents a major element of the Mahayana Buddhist path.  These six “transcendental perfections” (Tib. parol tu chinpa druk)  enable practitioners to accumulate both merit and wisdom.  In the first...

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Reducing Negative Emotions: The Power of Meditation -

Sep 3, 2019

Reducing Negative Emotions: Correct Meditation In this video clip, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that a measure of our own meditation practice is how much we are reducing negative emotions. We can see...

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Contemplate Impermanence: How do We Follow that Instruction? -

Aug 27, 2019

“Contemplate Impermanence”, Buddhist teachers instruct repeatedly.  And if we’ve been to a a number of Dharma talks, we may nod knowingly and yet wait for a more “exciting” subject to emerge.  After...

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Essence of Bodhicitta -

Aug 20, 2019

Essence of Bodhicitta: How Do We Understand and Practice? Understanding the essence of bodhicitta is fundamental for our practice.  Here, in a brief audio teaching from Japan, Phakchok Rinpoche addresses this question...

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