impermanence

Letter from My Guru

May 24, 2018

I would like to share this message with you all for today's Guru Rinpoche Day: My son, you need to understand the dharma that I taught you. That is the easy part. The difficult part is the practice. And the...

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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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Change: Why Do We Need to Practice the Four Mind Changings?

Jan 27, 2018

Khenpo Gyaltsen recently taught the four mind changings in Sao Paolo, Brasil. In this excerpt from his talk, Khenpo-la explains that first we have to appreciate the need for...

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Common Sense, Uncommon Sense: The Buddha’s Message

Jan 12, 2018

Over 2500 years ago, the Buddha chose a different approach. We could call it uncommon sense: meaning it was almost the opposite of how we commonly...

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Meditation: The Power of Transformation

Dec 6, 2016

Transformation can come about through meditation because meditation has many aspects. It’s more than you think! And, meditation is actually transformation. In this audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how we may be...

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Talking With Children About Death

Mar 15, 2016

Death is Real We all will experience death. Those that we love and those around us will die. And we ourselves will definitely die. This is simply a fact. Buddhist teachers repeatedly...

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The Four Mind Changings

Jan 25, 2016

Phakchok Rinpoche explains how to practice daily the Four Mind...

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Are You on the True Path?

Feb 20, 2013

In the past few evenings of the drupchen, I have been re-reading some of the great texts of Shechen Gyaltsab, Pema Namgyal, and in particular, the "Advice from Old Vijaya" which never fails to inspire...

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Ego

Sep 25, 2012

For today's Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share with you a key that helps unlock the root of all hope and fear. To really understand the dharma, to practice the dharma, and to apply the dharma, you really...

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