kindness

Repaying the Kindness of One’s Parents -

Apr 28, 2020

Societal Human Values Series #3 by Hilary Herdman Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, (Srong-brtsan-sgam-po) reigned from 629-650 CE. Among his many achievements, he disseminated a moral code, known as the Sixteen Principles of Societal...

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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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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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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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Training in Kindness -

Jun 14, 2019

These days, in a busy and sometimes angry world, we often don’t observe a lot of kindness in our interactions. When we feel this way it can be very helpful to review...

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5 Ways to Radically Increase your Joy -

May 28, 2019

By Erric Solomon Buddhists often wonder if happiness is too trivial a thing to worry about. While it is true that the ultimate realization of Buddhist practice is far more profound, when...

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Beginner Tonglen Meditation -

Feb 4, 2019

Beginner Tonglen: Extending Kindness and Love Tulku Migmar explains in this video clip how we can begin to work with the profound practice of Tonglen.   Moreover, he advises how we can incorporate...

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Supplication -

Jan 18, 2019

Supplication: The Real Meaning Supplication is a key element of Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana practice. We’ve heard this over and over again, but what does it really mean? Phakchok Rinpoche  frequently explains that...

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Building Bodhicitta: Part One -

Nov 13, 2018

As Buddhist practitioners, we begin by always bringing our practice to our own mind,  and our own level of experience–regardless of what practice we do.  We want to see integration of our...

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Just Be Kind! -

Jul 24, 2018

Just be kind! Phakchok Rinpoche observes that as he travels around the world, he finds that many of us have forgotten this basic skill. Basic, simple kindness seems to be disappearing. This simple kindness doesn't belong to any religion or...

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