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.

Training the Mind: Small Steps in Mindfulness -

Jan 20, 2016

What do we really mean when we speak of mind training? It can sound very complicated and too much for us to handle, but we have to understand how to...

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Defining Dharma: The Three Steps -

Jan 12, 2016

Defining Dharma Phakchok Rinpoche gives a clear presentation of the core principles of the Dharma. In this audio teaching, he reminds us of the core principles –and asks us to use these...

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Shrine Offerings: Accumulation of Merit and Mindfulness -

Jan 4, 2016

Shrine Offerings: Mindfulness Practice Mindfulness is a popular buzz-word these days.  Yet we may be under the impression that mindfulness applies either to silent meditation on our cushions, or more “popular” versions...

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Faith and the Mind -

Dec 29, 2015

Faith and the Mind: Important Connection Phakchok Rinpoche responds here to a student question —What is the relationship between faith and the mind? Mind As Base Rinpoche explains that the mind is...

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Obstacles and Unsteadiness as Aspirations and Spiritual Fuel -

Dec 22, 2015

Obstacles and Unsteadiness Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche advises us how not to be shaken by obstacles. In this video teaching filmed in summer 2013 at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown, he warns of letting...

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Prostration: Why and How? -

Dec 15, 2015

Prostration: Not Just Custom In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, prostration, or bowing, is an important element of practice, as it is in other Buddhist traditions. Each country and type of Buddhism may...

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Inspiration to practice – Advice on Dealing with Success and Positive Circumstances -

Dec 8, 2015

Inspiration to Practice Dharma Inspiration manifests in many ways. In this teaching to a Dharma Stream group in NYC in April 2015, Phakchok Rinpoche gives some personal examples.  He explains how he...

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How To Practice – Three Key Points For Lay Practitioners -

Dec 1, 2015

Three Key Points For Lay Practitioners   Lay Practitioners: Competing Time Demands We often request simple instructions for how to integrate practice with our busy modern lives. As lay practitioners, we have...

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Four Qualities of our Mind: Mind Nature -

Nov 25, 2015

In this teaching from the August 2015 Introductory talk at the Mahāmudrā retreat at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche explained the purpose of our practice of meditation. Here he stresses...

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Understanding the Fruition of Buddha – The Buddha as Refuge -

Nov 17, 2015

In this audio clip, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that we need to know who we are using as a model. Who or what is the true refuge object? True Refuge: Buddha...

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