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Antidotes for the Loneliness Epidemic

Jan 2, 2020

Loneliness: What’s Going on in Our Lives? Researchers are noting that large numbers of people report chronic feelings of loneliness. The numbers are so staggering that government agencies in many countries and...

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Practicing Dharma: Continuous Journey

Feb 28, 2019

When we really want to practice Dharma we wish to carry on until we die. We don't want to stop! Dharma practice is a continuous journey. Of course, we want to continue until enlightenment but as we begin, we can...

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Overcoming Resistance to Meditation

Sep 18, 2018

Overcoming resistance means understanding our own behavior and habits.  And many of us have patterns of laziness or of rebelling against rules and regulations.  So, when we are beginning a meditation practice, we can explore overcoming resistance. We observe how...

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Focusing the Mind: Impossible Task?

Feb 19, 2018

As we begin to practice meditation, many of us experience doubts. One of the biggest questions is, "How can I concentrate? My mind gets distracted so easily!" We may blame the hectic pace of our modern lives, but Buddhist teachers...

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Learning Meditation: A Whole Package

Nov 5, 2017

The point of meditation is not to be calm. Instead, in this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the point of meditation is to change!...

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Mindfulness Means Reminding

Oct 30, 2017

Mindfulness means reminding ourselves about how to behave and think. Phakchok Rinpoche gives instructions on how to understand mindfulness as a whole...

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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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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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Changing Perception

Apr 29, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche relects upon his visit to Earthfire Wildlife Sanctuary and how it changed his perception of...

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