dharma practice

Renunciation: Wake-up Call

Oct 23, 2018

If we are serious about the Buddhist path, then we can and should reflect on the fundamentals.  Here, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us to reflect on impermanence and on...

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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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Dharma : Understanding Mind

Jun 27, 2018

Dharma means understanding the mind--our own mind-- and how it functions. When we hear the word "Dharma" we can realize that we are engaging in a new process of examination.  Instead of looking outward, we are turning the focus inward...

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Real Kindness: No Agenda

Jun 1, 2018

Real kindness means that you aren't looking for praise or thanks. We don't attach strings to that kindness--we act kindly without expectation. Agenda-free kindness doesn't look for something in return. And, on a spiritual level, this pure kindness doesn't include...

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Being Confident and Decisive

May 20, 2018

Phakchok Rinpoche observes that many Dharma students these days are not decisive. Why aren't we more decisive?  Because we lack confidence.  We need to develop a sense of dignity and force inside ourselves. We may have many excellent qualities--we are...

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Change: Why Do We Need to Practice the Four Mind Changings?

Jan 27, 2018

Khenpo Gyaltsen recently taught the four mind changings in Sao Paolo, Brasil. In this excerpt from his talk, Khenpo-la explains that first we have to appreciate the need for...

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Buddhist Vision: Enlightenment!

Nov 15, 2017

When we practice meditation, we should have a vision. And our vision should really be vast. We practice to awaken to become...

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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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Vision and Mission: Buddhahood Part 2

Aug 7, 2017

Phakchok Rinpoche continues discussing the types of mind. Finally, he gives very detailed meditation instructions including tips on correct posture and eye...

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