Compassion

Even During Lockdown, The Dharma Keeps Spreading -

Jun 12, 2020

by Marcela Lopez An Auspicious Beginning In this special month of Saga Dawa, the dharma keeps spreading, despite people having to stay home. For instance, on May 30th, the first Dharma Stream...

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Relying on the Four Immeasurable Qualities During a Pandemic: Part 3 Immeasurable Compassion -

Apr 23, 2020

By Erric Solomon The practice of the Four Immeasurable Qualities—Equanimity, Loving-Kindness, Compassion, and Sympathetic Joy— is common to all Buddhist traditions of practice. For our great tradition of Mahayana, they are the...

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Being with and Caring for Those Who Are Dying -

Feb 27, 2020

Being with and caring for those who are dying is a spiritual experience, more than a medical one. When someone is dying we enter a world that is sacred and filled with...

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Nyungné Fasting Practice -

Nov 26, 2019

Nyungné is a fasting ritual of the 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara belonging to the Kriya Tantra tradition. Its purpose is to purify negative karma in a short time and to develop great compassion. For...

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Ngensong Dongtruk Puja–a Student’s Eye-View -

Aug 28, 2019

Making an Auspicious Connection   As the third of the 2019 puja series, the Ngensong Dongtruk or “Dredger of the Lower Realms’ Depths” puja was held for three days from August 10th-12th...

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Essence of Bodhicitta -

Aug 20, 2019

Essence of Bodhicitta: How Do We Understand and Practice? Understanding the essence of bodhicitta is fundamental for our practice.  Here, in a brief audio teaching from Japan, Phakchok Rinpoche addresses this question...

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Tonglen Practice: Developing Bodhicitta -

Jun 25, 2019

  Bodhicitta means the mind of awakening. Phakchok Rinpoche often reminds us to cultivate the motivation that everything we do is for the purpose of all sentient beings to attain enlightenment. But...

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Training in Kindness -

Jun 14, 2019

These days, in a busy and sometimes angry world, we often don’t observe a lot of kindness in our interactions. When we feel this way it can be very helpful to review...

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5 Ways to Radically Increase your Joy -

May 28, 2019

By Erric Solomon Buddhists often wonder if happiness is too trivial a thing to worry about. While it is true that the ultimate realization of Buddhist practice is far more profound, when...

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Compassion in Daily Life: be Psycho-Compassionate -

May 6, 2019

Rinpoche encourages us to be “psycho-compassionate” rather than “psychotherapeutic” when confronted with people’s problems. Rather than trying to fix the person and their problems as in a therapeutic model, it is better,...

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