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.

Continuous Placement in Meditation: Bring Back the Mind -

Nov 7, 2019

Continuous placement, or establishing continuity, is the second stage of calm abiding meditation.  When we practice calm abiding, or shamata meditation, we’re gradually retraining our minds.  In the second part of his...

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Everyone Can Meditate: Caring for Our Minds -

Oct 31, 2019

Everyone can meditate to care for our minds and to reduce suffering.  In this short video teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains that meditation is a broad term encompassing many stages.  Classically we...

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Meditation Training with Focus -

Oct 17, 2019

“Meditation training with focus” takes many forms.  As we begin to build a habit of mindfulness, we can use one or more of these techniques.  For example, in a meditation session or...

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Cultivating New Habits for Busy Minds -

Oct 10, 2019

Cultivating new habits is what meditation is all about.  The most basic Tibetan term for meditation, gom (Tib. sgom), means cultivation, habituation or development.  As we meditate, we train our minds to...

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Mental Maintenance Creates Stability -

Oct 3, 2019

“Mental maintenance” means working with our own minds.  In this video, Tulku Migmar Tsering reminds us that all of us have minds and therefore can learn to manage them more effectively.  And...

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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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