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17

Oct'17

Aspiration: Water for Compassion

Aspiration is like water, and motivation is like the seed. You plant a seed and want to see the plant grow. Water is the aspiration.

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06

Jul'17

Is Buddhism a Religion or Philosophy?

In this advice session with students, Phakchok Rinpoche explains that Buddhism encompasses a great deal. "Buddhism is everything!" he says.

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21

Mar'17

Human Rights and Kindness

Many of us may have experienced genuine harm from others in the past or we may be experiencing this now. Phakchok Rinpoche agrees that such circumstances can put us in a very tough place that can make it hard for us to practice kindness. Yet, if we really make the effort to be kind regardless of the situation, it can help. As we remind ourselves repeatedly to be kind, we gradually build the strength of our kindness.

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14

Mar'17

Buddhist Training Tools: Skillful Means

Buddhism offers us so many types of training tools.  In this video clip, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses the vast array of training tools that we can use to change our lives.  

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30

Aug'16

Have Patience with the Teachings!

Have patience with the teachings and with yourself. Phakchok Rinpoche gives advice that the proper attitude for receiving teachings is with an open mind.

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02

Aug'16

Managing Sādhana Practice Skillfully

Managing sādhana practice is a big issue for many students. We may have received a number of empowerments and practices. We then may become confused.

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26

Jul'16

A Habit of Practice!

How can we make practice a habit? We need to encourage ourselves. Many of us have good intentions, but our lives are very busy.

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19

Jul'16

Buddhism: Philosophy or Religion?

Philosophy or religion? Which is Buddhism? It is a common question. You can find many people who offer very different opinions. What is Buddhism all about?

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05

Jul'16

Advice on Language

Practice language Advice on practice language is a frequent question from Tibetan Buddhist practitioners throughout the world.  How should we practice …

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08

Jun'16

Reducing Ego: A practical method

We hear a lot about reducing ego in Buddhist teachings.  But we often don't know how to go about this. Here Rinpoche gives practical advice on how to go reducing ego.  We can work on reducing ego directly or indirectly.

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