dharma practice

Good Karma: Motivation to Practice Dharma

Oct 4, 2016

Good karma is a popular phrase these days. Here in a video from a teaching given in Brazil, Phakchok Rinpoche explains it in a specific...

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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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Have Patience with the Teachings!

Aug 30, 2016

Have patience with the teachings and with yourself. Phakchok Rinpoche gives advice that the proper attitude for receiving teachings is with an open...

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Avoiding Spiritual Loneliness

Aug 23, 2016

Phakchok Rinpoche encourages us to meditate correctly every morning. Don’t meditate like a dead tree! That means that we are approaching the session...

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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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Judgment is Not Dharma

May 24, 2016

Judgment is a tricky thing for us to acknowledge. In November 2015, Phakchok Rinpoche taught at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. A major point of his teaching was on how we need to understand our...

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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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Buddhist Dignity: Gentle Looseness and Not Too Reactive

Mar 29, 2016

Dignity. What does the word mean to you? Phakchok Rinpoche speaks often on the subject of dignity. It is a vital quality for a dharma practitioner. Dignity is not pride that looks down on others. Dignity comes with...

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Inspire Yourself by Doing Home Retreat

Feb 3, 2016

Back in December 2015, Samye challenged our community to add some practice inspiration by doing a short “home retreat”. We would like to share a short thank-you message from Rinpoche to all...

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Faith and the Mind

Dec 29, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche explains that the mind is the base. He then uses the metaphor of a beautiful flower, on that fundamental base, to represent the steadiness of faith....

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