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.

Spacious Meditation -

Aug 28, 2018

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...

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Practicing Meditation: Three Main Points -

Aug 21, 2018

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...

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Understanding Emotions: Benefit of Meditation -

Aug 14, 2018

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...

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Advice for Buddhist Parents -

Aug 7, 2018

Buddhist parents sometimes ask how best to apply the teachings when relating in their family life. In this short audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shares some practical advice for Buddhist...

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Self-Confidence -

Jul 31, 2018

Self-confidence can be a trait that we wish we had, but many of us may feel unsure of ourselves. At first glance, it might seem rather paradoxical to worry about self-confidence as we often hear about emptiness of self in...

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Just Be Kind! -

Jul 24, 2018

Just be kind! Phakchok Rinpoche observes that as he travels around the world, he finds that many of us have forgotten this basic skill. Basic, simple kindness seems to be disappearing. This simple kindness doesn't belong to any religion or...

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Do We Need to Meditate? -

Jul 18, 2018

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...

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Be Sincere! -

Jul 10, 2018

Be Sincere: Be Genuine! We all can benefit from learning now to be sincere–to be genuine. Phakchok Rinpoche acknowledges that being genuine is very difficult. When we try to apply in daily...

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Improving Ourselves on the Buddhist Path -

Jul 2, 2018

Improving ourselves, or making progress, while practicing the Buddhadharma should be a natural outcome.  Phakchok Rinpoche observes that we practice correctly when our behavior and our Dharma practice function together. We benefit...

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Dharma : Understanding Mind -

Jun 27, 2018

Dharma means understanding mind–our own mind– and how it functions.  What do we understand by this term?  Scholars and meditation masters remind us that the word Dharma has 10 meanings.  But, when...

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