Buddhist practice

Persistence in Practice

Dec 27, 2016

Persistence in practice is something we often don't talk much about. But being persistent can make a big difference in our progress on the path. Phakchok Rinpoche, in this video clip from a teaching in Taiwan, has some advice for...

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Learning How to Improve

Dec 20, 2016

Learning how to improve helps us to ripen our Dharma practice. Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us of some simple reflections that can benefit practice in this video excerpt from a teaching given in...

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The Importance of Longevity

Nov 9, 2016

Dear friends near and far Hello! Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. This particular year is the year of Guru Rinpoche as well as the Monkey Year. Because of this, I’ve been thinking about...

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Returning to the Root: The Words of the Buddha

Sep 27, 2016

Returning to the root of our practice is something we should all do from time to time as practitioners. This means repeatedly studying the core...

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Avoiding Spiritual Loneliness

Aug 23, 2016

Phakchok Rinpoche encourages us to meditate correctly every morning. Don’t meditate like a dead tree! That means that we are approaching the session...

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Open, Truthful, and Sincere: Three Fundamental Qualities

Aug 17, 2016

Three fundamental qualities -- in order to learn how to be open, truthful, and sincere in order to develop spiritually daily...

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Managing Sādhana Practice Skillfully

Aug 2, 2016

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

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A Habit of Meditation Practice!

Jul 26, 2016

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

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Buddhism: Philosophy or Religion?

Jul 19, 2016

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...

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