Compassion

Vajrakīlaya 7 Day – Gutor Pūjā -

Jan 29, 2019

The Vajrakīlaya Gutor Pūjā will be celebrated from  February 16-22, 2020. 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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The Practice of Compassion -

Dec 9, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day again! I just want to say many good messages to all of you. The one thing I want to share with you this...

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Practicing Mahāmudrā Requires the Desire to Change -

Nov 10, 2016

Here he reminds us that if we remember the goal of our practice, we should achieve the goal. And genuine compassion and devotion can bring us rapid...

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