Dignity

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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Life Goes On -

Jan 15, 2018

Regardless on who we are, or what our plans and goals are, life goes on. Phakchok Rinpoche, in this audio clip, suggests that we remind ourselves of this fact....

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Confidence with Compassion: Building Dignity -

Mar 30, 2017

Confidence with compassion is a key trait of a Buddhist practitioner. We often lack self-confidence and may blame external situations, such as public speaking or relationships. However, Phakchok Rinpoche says that if...

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The Essences of the Three Vehicles -

Oct 11, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. Today I would like to speak on the essences of the three vehicles to remind all of you, as we are all kind...

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Building Dignity through Supplication -

Sep 20, 2016

Building dignity through supplication may sound contradictory. In the Vajrayana path, however, supplication is continually emphasized. Why is this...

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Buddhist Dignity: Gentle Looseness and Not Too Reactive -

Mar 29, 2016

Dignity. What does the word mean to you? Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche speaks often on the subject of dignity. It is a vital quality for a dharma practitioner. In this video clip from a public talk in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts in...

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