Compassion

Bell and Dorje: Understanding Ritual Objects -

Feb 4, 2019

In the Vajrayana context, practitioners utilize the bell and dorje as important symbolic ritual items. In this video, Tulku Migmar explains just some of the significance of this pair of implements.  We...

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Beginner Tonglen Meditation -

Feb 4, 2019

Beginner Tonglen: Extending Kindness and Love Tulku Migmar explains in this video clip how we can begin to work with the profound practice of Tonglen.   Moreover, he advises how we can incorporate...

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Vajrakīlaya 7 Day – Gutor Pūjā -

Jan 29, 2019

The Vajrakīlaya Gutor Pūjā will be celebrated from January 30-February 3, 2019. Vajrakīlaya (Tibetan: Dorjé Phurba) is the embodiment of the powerful compassion of all buddhas.  Moreover,Vajrakīlaya, the wrathful transformation of the deity Vajrasattva,...

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Building Bodhicitta: Part One -

Nov 13, 2018

As Buddhist practitioners, we begin by always bringing our practice to our own mind,  and our own level of experience–regardless of what practice we do.  We want to see integration of our...

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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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Genuine Compassion -

May 14, 2018

Genuine compassion, Phakchok Rinpoche explains, is compassion free of any aggression. Moreover, that compassion does not have grasping. This compassion is much more gentle. Ultimate or genuine compassion does not have the thought, "I need to save real sentient beings."...

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Why Meditate? What Does Meditation Offer? -

May 7, 2018

Why meditate? What benefits does meditation bring, and why might we want to take the time for practice? Phakchok Rinpoche, in this video teaching from a talk at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown, New York, points out very concrete...

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Aspiration: Water for Compassion -

Oct 17, 2017

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

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Fairness and Compassionate Complaining -

Apr 25, 2017

When is complaining appropriate? Our sense of what is fair can often be mixed with self-righteousness or anger. We should use...

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Transforming Anger into Strength -

Feb 28, 2017

Transforming anger is a skill we can all work to achieve. We often feel that we have the right or to be angry, but anger does not solve our...

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