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The importance of being reliable (gyü tenpo) and kind-hearted (sempa zangpo) -

Apr 3, 2020

Dear friends near and far, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and happy, and that you are all staying safe. On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to tell...

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What can we do if we really start to freak out? (Part 3 – Liberation through Feeling) -

Mar 26, 2020

by Erric Solomon Panic is Energy A sense of panic isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But how we deal with panic can make a huge difference. Panic is energy, a kind of...

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What Can We Do If We Really Start to Freak Out? (Part 2 – Creating Space with Phakchok Rinpoche) -

Mar 22, 2020

Phakchok Rinpoche teaches how to create space to feel more calm and lose fear, as well as slow down the loop of negative...

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A Big Heart and a Strong Mind (Khokpa Chenpo) -

Mar 4, 2020

Dear friends near and far, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and happy, on this first Guru Rinpoche day of the new year of the Rat. My aspiration for you...

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Everyone Can Meditate: Caring for Our Minds -

Oct 31, 2019

Tulku Migmar explains that Mindfulness is an exercise everyone can practice, notwithstanding their religion or...

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Contemplate Impermanence: How do We Follow that Instruction? -

Aug 27, 2019

“Contemplate Impermanence”, Buddhist teachers instruct repeatedly.  And if we’ve been to a a number of Dharma talks, we may nod knowingly and yet wait for a more “exciting” subject to emerge.  After...

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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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Tonglen Practice: Developing Bodhicitta -

Jun 25, 2019

  Bodhicitta means the mind of awakening. Phakchok Rinpoche often reminds us to cultivate the motivation that everything we do is for the purpose of all sentient beings to attain enlightenment. But...

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Exchanging Self and Others: Building Bodhicitta Part Two -

Nov 20, 2018

Exchanging self and others is the supreme method for building our bodhicitta. We develop this through a process called tonglen, or “sending and receiving”. And how exactly do we practice this exchange?...

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