emptiness

Opening the Door to Authentic Meditation -

Oct 16, 2020

By Jack deTar “The profound equality of all beings is only known in the moment in which ‘I’ no longer exists. Only through the recognition of emptiness is there stainless compassion. This...

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Buddha-nature: Hidden Treasure, Buried Diamond -

Dec 5, 2019

Buddha-nature can be understood by using classical analogies. We may have heard teachers say that every being has buddha-nature. And yet, we remain skeptical. We don’t see the evidence of this around...

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Understand Ignorance to Reveal Buddhanature -

Nov 21, 2019

Understand ignorance.  Why would we need to do that if we are studying our mind?  Here, in this video teaching from a Mahamudra meditation retreat at Gomde Cooperstown, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains...

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Essence of Bodhicitta -

Aug 20, 2019

Essence of Bodhicitta: How Do We Understand and Practice? Understanding the essence of bodhicitta is fundamental for our practice.  Here, in a brief audio teaching from Japan, Phakchok Rinpoche addresses this question...

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Buddha Nature: Our Ground -

Sep 11, 2018

Buddha-nature refers to the ground, the basic nature that we all share.  It is our "starting point", so to speak. We refer to the ground of all sentient beings, the ground of the Buddha, the ground of all dharmas, and...

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Impermanence and Freedom -

Mar 7, 2018

Khenpo Gyaltsen knows that discussions of impermanence can cause strange reactions. Our nature is impermanent. There is no reason to feel unhappy about it. We see it all around us in small things, don't...

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What Is Buddhism? -

Jul 6, 2017

In this advice session with students, Phakchok Rinpoche explains that Buddhism encompasses a great deal. "Buddhism is everything!" he...

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Ego -

Sep 25, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far: I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I am in Guadalajara, Mexico preparing for today's Guru Rinpoche Day's feast offering. I am going to keep each and everyone of you in my mind...

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Genuine Devotion -

Mar 15, 2011

Dear All Near and Far, I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I’m writing to you all from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery where we are performing the annual Tsekar (White...

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Three Chakras (Wheels) -

Jun 21, 2010

Dear All, It is evening here in Boudhanath, Kathmandu and I’m sitting on my bed, drinking tea, and watching the World Cup: the first half of Chile versus Switzerland. Deliciously lost in...

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