dharma practice

Magnetizing Activity -

Nov 1, 2018

Magnetizing Activity is one of the four activities (las bzhi) of Vajrayana deity yoga practice. We enumerate the four activities as: Pacifying Enriching Magnetizing Subjugating or Subduing When we practice the Vajrayana path, as...

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Renunciation: Wake-up Call -

Oct 23, 2018

Renunciation: Advice for Serious Buddhist Practitioners Renunciation is fundamental to the Buddhist path, and all schools of Buddhism in the three vehicles (Śrāvakayāna , Mahāyāna, and Vajrayāna) emphasize this teaching.  If we are serious...

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Defining “Dharma”: Method and Wisdom -

Sep 25, 2018

We have a lot of negative emotions, don't we? And traditionally, Buddhist teachers explain that the antidote for our negative emotions is the application of the Dharma. Defining what we means by Dharma thus becomes crucial. Implementing, or putting into...

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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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Being Confident and Decisive -

May 20, 2018

Be Decisive! These days, we all have access to lots of teachings and spiritual guidance. We can quickly find Buddhist as well as other spiritual teachings with a quick internet search. We...

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On-line “Inspire Yourself” Guru Rinpoche Practice -

Nov 13, 2016

Inspire yourself! Join your global sangha in Guru Rinpoche practice. HE Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche,  a reincarnation of Chokgyur Lingpa himself, has graciously agreed to bestow the empowerments of The Tukdrub Barché Kunsel cycle in Guru Rinpoche Year. The empowerments begin...

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Returning to the Root: The Words of the Buddha -

Sep 27, 2016

Returning to the root of our practice is something we should all do from time to time as practitioners. This means repeatedly studying the core...

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Tolerance and Mind Training -

Apr 26, 2016

Dharma practice means training our minds. What kind of mind training do we need as dharma practitioners? Tolerance...

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Four Qualities of Compassion + Video -

Jun 8, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, These days we often mistake what it’s meant to be a dharma practitioner. The heart of the buddhadharma is to tame one’s own mind, so a dharma practitioner is someone who is able to do...

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Conduct and Virtue -

Jul 18, 2013

Dear Friends Near and Far, As always, I hope you have been well and happy this past month. Today on the Guru Rinpoche day of the sixth Tibetan month, which marks the anniversary of Chökhor Duchen (the first teaching of...

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