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Practice Advice from the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup, Part One

For today’s Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you the first part of a poem by one of my previous incarnations, the 17th throne-holder of Kham Riwoché, the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup. This poem contains ten key points on how to practice the sublime way of the Dharma, from the foundational vehicle all the way up to the Vajra Vehicle of Tantra

Birth of Guru Rinpoche

On the 10th day of the fifth and sixth months of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, we celebrate the birth of Guru Rinpoche, the “Precious Master”

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The Importance of Dignity

On the auspicious day of the birthday of Maha Guru Padmasambhava, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds his students about the importance of developing dignity.

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How to Be Pure

Phakchok Rinpoche talks about the quality of having a calm, relaxed mind state and being content. In order to have contentment, one needs to meditate with dignity. Rinpoche also highlights the importance of choosing proper role models to inspire us and not to be biased or self-righteous, both as practitioners and humans.

The Benefits of Tsok Offering Practice

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche explained: All practices on the path to buddhahood are methods for gathering the accumulations of merit and wisdom and for purifying our

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Saga Dawa

Today’s Guru Rinpoche day is very special, because it falls within the month of Saga Dawa. In the Tibetan tradition, Saga Dawa is the month during which the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and passed into nirvana. For this special message, then, I would like to draw from the Sutra of Liberation (Tar Do), which is a well-known sutra in the Tibetan tradition.

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The Importance of Being Reliable and Kind-Hearted

On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to tell you about the importance of being honest (gyü drangpo), reliable (gyü tenpo), and kind-hearted (sempa zangpo). Being honest, reliable, and kind-hearted is essential to Dharma practice, but it is also very important from a worldly perspective.

Dharma Stream during quarantine

Dharma-stream in the Time of Quarantine

Stories from Beijing Covid-19, known also as the coronavirus, is now all over the world. We all need to take precautionary measures to take care