dignity

The Importance of Dignity

Jul 29, 2020

On the auspicious day of the birthday of Maha Guru Padmasambhava, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds his students about the importance of developing...

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Being Honest and Modest

Jun 18, 2020

Societal Human Values Series #7 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 chos gtsang...

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Being Able to See Your Faults Without Losing Your Dignity and Being Patient Without Any Regrets

May 2, 2020

On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you some advice about two more qualities that are important both for worldly life and Dharma practice. The first of these qualities is being able to see one’s own...

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Marriage and Partnership Advice From Phakchok Rinpoche

Nov 12, 2019

Marriage and Partnership as Dharma Practice Marriage and partnership can be a particularly fertile ground for practice.  Here sangha members Diana Carey and Jesper Skovlund generously share the marriage advice offered by...

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Buddha Nature: Where Is It?

Mar 24, 2019

We are often asked, “where is Buddha” and we may point to a statue or picture. We point outward but the real Buddha is inside, our innate nature, the nature of our...

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The Dignity of Present-Moment Awareness

Mar 13, 2019

By Erric Solomon In 1952, Norman Vincent Peale’s prototypical self-help book, The Power of Positive Thinking, was unleashed upon the American public. This massively popular tome, although not secular in its orientation,...

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Self-Confidence

Jul 31, 2018

Self-confidence can be a trait that we wish we had, but many of us may feel unsure of ourselves. At first glance, it might seem rather paradoxical to worry about self-confidence as we often hear about emptiness of self in...

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Radically Happy: Introduction

Jun 7, 2018

My phone was buzzing. So, I picked it up and saw it was Phakchok Rinpoche leaving me WeChats. For most of the last year he and I, with a lot of input...

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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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Student Reflections on Supplication

Apr 16, 2018

Eleven of our sangha members share their thoughts, experience and reflections on the practice of...

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