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Nov'18

Ground, Path, Fruition : Applying Buddhist Teachings Holistically

Ground, Path, Fruition are standard categories for describing Buddhist practice.  But when we hear these terms, what do they mean to …

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Oct'18

Trusting Karma

Trusting karma is something that many of us struggle with in our practice. But are we clear about what karma really means? Here, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the Sanskrit word karma means "action." We create karma when we act with our physical body or when we speak. However, it may not be so obvious that we create karma when we think as well.

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Jul'18

Celebrate Chökhor Düchen!

Celebrate Chökhor Düchen by recollecting the Buddha's first teaching after his awakening. Tibetan Buddhists commemorate this auspicious event on the fourth day of the sixth Lunar month. In 2018, we celebrate Chökhor Düchen on July 16.

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Jun'18

Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa

Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa Parinirvāṇa On June 14, 2018, the community of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery performs a puja to commemorate the …

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May'18

Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen

  Remembering the Buddha, on Saga Dawa Düchen means an opportunity to practice joyfully.  We can take a pause from our …

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15

Feb'18

Bumgyur Dawa: Month of miracles and merit

Bumgyur Dawa: an opportunity to accumulate vast merit Bumgyur Dawa is the Tibetan term for a month where karmic actions are …

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Feb'18

Losar: Tibetan New Year

Losar literally means 'New Year' in Tibetan. Tibetans celebrated a New Year harvest festival prior to the introduction of Buddhism into Tibet. Many elements of the ancient harvest festival remain, however Buddhist rituals easily incorporated these ancient practices.

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Nov'17

Protection Chakras and Prayers

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day! In today’s video, Phakchok Rinpoche introduces Raksha Tötreng, the manifestation of Guru Rinpoche who is known to protect against uncertain time of death. Related with this, Rinpoche explains the importance of wearing protection chakras and requesting prayers from authentic lamas and nuns.

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