Mahayana

Buddhist Vision: Enlightenment! -

Nov 15, 2017

When we practice meditation, we should have a vision. And our vision should really be vast. We practice to awaken to become...

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Aspiration: Water for Compassion -

Oct 17, 2017

Aspiration is like water, and motivation is like the seed. You plant a seed and want to see the plant grow. Water is the...

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Integrating Dharma into Daily Life -

Oct 10, 2017

Integrating Dharma into our daily activities means that Dharma serves a deep purpose. When we integrate Dharma successfully, it becomes truly functional. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds Buddhist practitioners how to apply Dharma throughout our...

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Vision and Mission: Buddhahood Part 2 -

Aug 7, 2017

Now, in Part Two, Rinpoche continues discussing the types of mind. Finally, he gives very detailed meditation instructions including tips on correct posture and eye...

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Vision and Mission: Buddhahood Part 1 -

Aug 2, 2017

Vision and mission are terms we know well from our business and life planning. But often, when we begin to meditate, we don't have any sort of a vision....

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Life-Release -

Jul 27, 2017

Life-release, or the saving of animals destined for slaughter, is practiced throughout the Buddhist world. All schools of Buddhism encourage followers to not only refrain from harming beings, but also to actively save...

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Qualities of a Dharma Teacher -

May 28, 2017

We might believe that choosing a Dharma teacher is a matter of finding someone famous. Perhaps we decide to follow someone who has written a lot of books. Or, maybe our friends or colleagues...

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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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Renunciation for Householders: Detachment with Responsibility -

Apr 4, 2017

Renunciation means we should be detached, but not irresponsible. Every bodhisattva has renunciation, but that does not mean they are...

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Can’t I Just Meditate? Why We Need Skillful Means -

Feb 21, 2017

Without skillful means, we are unable to easily gain wisdom. In the past, all the great masters have practiced this way. Because this is the case, Rinpoche requests new students who want to join the Vajrayāna path to engage in the...

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