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Aug'18

Advice for Buddhist Parents

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 parents.

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28

Apr'18

Who Was the Buddha?

Who was the Buddha? We see the image so often these days and we may know some quotes attributed to him, but what do we really know about the historical Buddha? Why might his own story be relevant for us? Here, in an audio clip from a teaching given in Cooperstown, New York, Phakchok Rinpoche gives a short introduction.

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26

Sep'17

Millennials Facing Challenges

Millennials are facing challenges in many segments of their life. Here, in a public talk given in Singapore, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses some of these issues.

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05

Sep'17

Mind: The First Mantra

"Mind" is the word we should recollect repeatedly and contemplate. The word "mantra" has one general meaning as an instrument of thought.

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10

Jul'17

Spaciousness in Daily Life

Spaciousness is an opportunity to rest our minds. Rinpoche discusses how meditation is not such a big deal. As we start out, it is helpful to keep things simple.

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27

Jun'17

Expanding the Heart Practice

Expanding the heart brings great benefit for both ourselves and others. In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche advises each of us to develop big and broad hearts.

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25

Apr'17

Fairness and Compassionate Complaining

When is complaining appropriate? Our sense of what is fair can often be mixed with self-righteousness or anger. We should use compassion.

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11

Apr'17

Addictive Behavior: Dealing with the Mind

Dealing with addictive behaviors of any type — alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, sugar, gambling, etc. — is a serious issue and Phakchok Rinpoche …

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21

Mar'17

Human Rights and Kindness

Many of us may have experienced genuine harm from others in the past or we may be experiencing this now. Phakchok Rinpoche agrees that such circumstances can put us in a very tough place that can make it hard for us to practice kindness. Yet, if we really make the effort to be kind regardless of the situation, it can help. As we remind ourselves repeatedly to be kind, we gradually build the strength of our kindness.

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28

Feb'17

Transforming Anger into Strength

Transforming anger is a skill we can all work to achieve. We often feel that we have the right or to be angry, but anger does not solve our problems.

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