compassion

Vajrakīlaya Seven-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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Buddhist Science of Mind

Jan 10, 2019

Science of mind occupies a great deal of attention in Buddhist philosophy. This is not some new development; ancient Buddhist texts include major treatises investigating the mind. So, when we begin investigating the mind scientifically, we need to ask...

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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 practice and our daily life.  And most importantly,...

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Understanding Emotions: Benefit of Meditation

Aug 14, 2018

Understanding emotions serves as 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...

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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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Integrating Dharma into Daily Life

Oct 10, 2017

Integrating Dharma into our daily activities means that Dharma serves a deep purpose. When we integrate Dharma successfully, it becomes truly functional. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds Buddhist practitioners how to apply Dharma throughout our...

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Dharma Wheel and Pair of Deer

Sep 12, 2017

We may notice certain representations such as a Dharma wheel with two deer gazing steadily at it appear frequently. Why do we see this image on every...

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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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