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.

Calm Abiding Meditation -

Sep 25, 2018

Calm abiding meditation forms the backbone of Buddhist meditation practice. Without developing a solid foundation in this core practice, we will not be able to settle our minds. Traditionally, we spend months or years learning, practicing, and experiencing the results...

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Defining “Dharma”: Method and Wisdom -

Sep 25, 2018

We have a lot of negative emotions, don't we? And traditionally, Buddhist teachers explain that the antidote for our negative emotions is the application of the Dharma. Defining what we means by Dharma thus becomes crucial. Implementing, or putting into...

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Overcoming Resistance to Meditation -

Sep 18, 2018

Overcoming Resistance by Knowing Our Own Character Overcoming resistance means understanding our own behavior and habits.  And many of us have patterns of laziness or of rebelling against rules and regulations.  So,...

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Buddha Nature: Our Ground -

Sep 11, 2018

Buddha Nature: Our Common Ground Buddha Nature refers to the ground, the basic nature that we all share.  It is our “starting point”, so to speak. We refer to the ground of...

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Understanding Our Negative Emotions -

Sep 4, 2018

Understanding negative emotions involves looking at our own thoughts honestly. As we observe, we notice countless negative habits that pop up one after another. Classic Buddhist teaching groups these into six main categories of negative emotions. Recognizing these and applying...

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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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