Wisdom

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.

Preferences, Habit, Practice -

Mar 17, 2019

Preferences dominate our thinking most of the time whether we consciously note them or not.  We carry them into our meditation practice. But is that smart? We like or we dislike–often intensely....

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The Dignity of Present-Moment Awareness -

Mar 13, 2019

By Erric Solomon In 1952, Norman Vincent Peale’s prototypical self-help book, The Power of Positive Thinking, was unleashed upon the American public. This massively popular tome, although not secular in its orientation,...

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Purposeful Teachings -

Mar 7, 2019

Purposeful Teachings Address Needs Every one of the Buddha’s teachings has a purpose–each one suits the needs of a particular person. When we examine a teaching, we should ask if it is...

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Practicing Dharma: Continuous Journey -

Feb 28, 2019

Practicing Dharma Authentically Means Commitment When you really want to practice Dharma you want to carry on until you die, there is no stopping. Dharma practice is a continuous journey–of course we...

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Motivation: The Real Meaning of Bodhicitta -

Feb 21, 2019

Motivation is a Reflection of Yourself In this teaching, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche challenges us to come to understand of correct motivation. “Motivation is a reflection of yourself”, he teaches. This shows how...

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Knowing Mind -

Feb 12, 2019

What is Dharma?….Knowing Mind is Dharma When we hear the word dharma what do we think of? Often we think of sādhana practice, study, visualizations, meditation, etc. But what is the real meaning of...

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Bell and Dorje: Understanding Ritual Objects -

Feb 4, 2019

In the Vajrayana context, practitioners utilize the bell and dorje as important symbolic ritual items. In this video, Tulku Migmar explains just some of the significance of this pair of implements.  We...

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Beginner Tonglen Meditation -

Feb 4, 2019

Beginner Tonglen: Extending Kindness and Love Tulku Migmar explains in this video clip how we can begin to work with the profound practice of Tonglen.   Moreover, he advises how we can incorporate...

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Mahāyāna Practice Supports -

Feb 4, 2019

Mahāyāna Practice Motivation Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche  reminds Dharma practitioners to consistently review and reflect on our understanding. We need to develop certainty in the view, the motivation, the ground, and each stage...

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Five Fundamental Precepts -

Jan 29, 2019

Five Fundamental Precepts Establish a Basis for Ethical Behavior The Buddha taught that if we adopt these five fundamental precepts, we can avoid harming ourselves and harming others. Moreover, if we modify...

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