Mahayana

Becoming Genuine: First Steps for Authentic Buddhist Practice

Dec 15, 2017

Becoming genuine should be a milestone that we can use to measure our practice. We can learn how to become fully genuine. To begin on the Dharma path, we develop more successfully if we don't have a huge target. Of...

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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

Phakchok 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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