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Handling Habits

Oct 24, 2017

Handling our habits is a crucial practice for meditators. How does a beginning meditator...

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Taming Our Fears

Sep 30, 2017

Dear friends near and far Hello. Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. Today we continue in the Twelve Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche series.  Within the series, we are now at number nine, the manifestation...

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Transforming Negative Appearances

Aug 31, 2017

Dear friends near and far Hello. Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. Today I want to talk about the manifestation of Guru Rinpoche in Tukdrub Barché Kunsel, called Dzutrül Duchen—the Great Powerful Magical Master,...

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Making Peace and Purifying Our World

Aug 2, 2017

For today's message, Phakchok Rinpoche offers insight into Kyepar Pakpey, the seventh manifestation of Guru Rinpoche. At the heart of this practice is making peace with all sentient beings and showing respect for the environment and those beings and aspects...

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Remembering Kindness

Jun 20, 2017

Remembering the kindness of others is an important practice for all of us. We should not forget those many individuals who have been kind to us....

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Gaining the Siddhis

Jun 4, 2017

Dear Friends Near and Far, Today, I want to continue the Twelve Manifestations series. Now we are focusing on the manifestation named Dzamling Gyenchog, who is Yangdak Heruka inseparable from Guru Padmasambhava. This particular practice of Dzamling Gyenchog that Guru Rinpoche...

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Bodhicitta Aspiration and Application

May 9, 2017

Bodhicitta of aspiration means the to wish to benefit beings and for all beings to be enlightened. Application means integrating that with everything we do....

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Taming the Maras

May 5, 2017

Dear Friends Near and Far, Today I want to return to the Twelve Manifestations of Guru Padmasambhava. Removing obstacles, are important. So Guru Rinpoche manifested as Dükyi Shechen, which means “taming the maras.” Dükyi Shechen is the manifestation of Vajra...

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Questions on Karma: Choosing Not to Swing

May 2, 2017

Our minds swing back and forth crazily without any stability. That is the "swing" of karma. If we don't "swing" with karma, it cannot do anything to...

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