ethics

Knowing Mind -

Feb 12, 2019

What is Dharma?….Knowing Mind is Dharma When we hear the word dharma what do we think of? Often we think of sādhana practice, study, visualizations, meditation, etc. But what is the real meaning of...

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Five Fundamental Precepts -

Jan 29, 2019

Five Fundamental Precepts Establish a Basis for Ethical Behavior The Buddha taught that if we adopt these five fundamental precepts, we can avoid harming ourselves and harming others. Moreover, if we modify...

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Meditation: Not Just Sitting -

Mar 27, 2018

Meditation certainly includes formal sitting practice, but we shouldn't think it stops there. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche explains that meditation doesn't just mean sitting on a cushion and watching our breath. Nor does it mean just practicing whatever specific instruction you...

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Ethical Behavior in Buddhism: The Virtues -

Feb 27, 2018

Ethical behavior occupies a central role on the Buddhist path to awakening. Yet often, modern presentations of Buddhist teaching skip over these fundamental principles. In our hurry to jump to the "good stuff," however, we may be missing some crucial...

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Precious Human Life -

Feb 6, 2018

Part Two of Khenpo Gyaltsen's teachings on the Four Mind Changings. First, Khenpo requests that we learn about the meaning of a precious human life. Then, he asks us to make an effort to share these teachings with children, family,...

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Check Yourself! Advice for Buddhist Practitioners -

Feb 1, 2018

How do we become authentic Buddhist practitioners? In this short audio clip from a teaching in Sao Paolo, Brasil, Khenpo Gyaltsen says each one of us needs to remember to "check...

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Believing Karma -

Dec 22, 2017

Believing karma, cause and effect, makes us authentic practitioners. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche speaks very directly to our cynicism and doubts. He says frankly that we need to believe in karma and in past and future...

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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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Qualities of Good Human Beings -

Jun 13, 2017

As we practice the Dharma teachings, we should always reflect on the qualities of good human beings. In this video teaching, Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche begins by reminding us that we all have pure...

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Buddhist Training Tools: Skillful Means -

Mar 14, 2017

Buddhism offers us so many types of training tools.  In this video clip, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses the vast array of training tools that we can use to change our lives....

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