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Buddhist Philosophy

Phakchok Rinpoche and senior instructors offer regular audio, video and written wisdom teachings. You can check your understanding with reflections or practice exercises. Browse by topic and level according to your interest.

Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen

Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen—his birth, enlightenment, and parinirvāṇa—means an opportunity to practice joyfully. We can take a pause from our busy concerns and

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers can delight, intrigue, and/or confuse newcomers. Here we offer some brief guidelines for the curious onlooker.

Tibetan Losar: New Year, New Habit!

The best way to welcome the New Year is to begin a new positive habit. In Tibetan, the word gom that we usually translate as

Speaking Moderately and in a Gentle Way

As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because we don’t have fixed, unchanging solidity as beings, we make choices. We can

Not Being Influenced by Evil Companions

As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because we don’t have fixed, unchanging solidity as beings, we make choices. We can

Maintaining Meditation Discipline

In this excerpt from “In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas”, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses discipline, and how it is essential to a strong meditation practice.

Having Little Jealousy

Jealousy sneaks up on us in many ways and it can be a tricky mental state to isolate. The Tibetan term (phrag dog) is a