Dharma in daily life

Being Respectful to Those of High Status and One’s Elders -

May 28, 2020

Societal Human Values Series #5 by Hilary Herdman Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, (Srong-brtsan-sgam-po), reigned 629-650 CE. Among his many achievements, he promoted a moral code known as the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values (mi...

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Relying on the Four Immeasurable Qualities During a Pandemic: Part 4 Immeasurable Sympathetic Joy -

May 5, 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 foundation...

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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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Relying on the Four Immeasurable Qualities During a Pandemic: Part 2 Immeasurable Loving-Kindness -

Apr 16, 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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Radically Happy in Vienna and Everywhere -

Jan 16, 2020

Last year in September 2018, at Gomde Germany-Austria located in the beautiful Austrian Alps I met Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon for the first time. They introduced the newly- released book “Radically...

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Advice for Buddhist Parents -

Aug 7, 2018

Buddhist parents sometimes ask how best to apply the teachings when relating in their family life. In this short audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shares some practical advice for Buddhist...

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Dharma : Understanding Mind -

Jun 27, 2018

Dharma means understanding mind–our own mind– and how it functions.  What do we understand by this term?  Scholars and meditation masters remind us that the word Dharma has 10 meanings.  But, when...

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Transformation and Seeing Mind -

Mar 13, 2018

Transformation is something that many of us seek. Some of us might attend a talk about meditation or mindfulness if we think it leads to positive change. But when we first hear the word "dharma," we might not have any...

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Balancing Dharma and Life Through Kindness -

Jan 23, 2017

Balancing Dharma and life can be difficult to do well. Phakchok Rinpoche understands that many of us have a spiritual practice and life...

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Distraction: Tools to Avoid the Daze -

Jun 28, 2016

Daily distraction. It is a common trap of modern life. We have so many pulls on our attention that we can easily walk around in a daze of distraction. In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche shares a short story. He shares...

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