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Dec'18

Experience Opens Understanding

Experience opens understanding of the Buddha’s teaching, the Dharma, in a different way than simply hearing many teachings.  Here, in this …

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25

Sep'18

Calm Abiding Meditation

Calm abiding meditation forms the backbone of Buddhist meditation practice. Without developing a solid foundation in this core practice, we will not be able to settle our minds. Traditionally, we spend months or years learning, practicing, and experiencing the results of calm abiding meditation before we move on to other practices. And we never abandon calm abiding: this simple technique recurs throughout all types of Buddhist meditation.

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18

Sep'18

Overcoming Resistance to Meditation

Overcoming Resistance by Knowing Our Own Character Overcoming resistance means understanding our own behavior and habits.  And many of us have …

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04

Sep'18

Why Did We Write Radically Happy?

A couple of months ago I blogged about how I met Rinpoche. We left off with my wife and I riding …

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21

Aug'18

Practicing Meditation: Three Main Points

Practicing meditation is a key point of applying the Buddhist Dharma. And here, Phakchok Rinpoche explains, we need to approach Dharma practice gradually because most of us have a number of bad habits. First of all, we tend to get easily distracted. We often find that we can't just rest our minds, right?

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14

Aug'18

Understanding Emotions: Benefit of Meditation

Understanding emotions are the first step toward overcoming our basic ignorance. In this video clip, Phakchok Rinpoche shares his personal experience of coming to grips with his emotions. He describes the strong emotions of his teenage years, and explains the gradual steps he took by practicing meditation. The more relaxed, softer, and non-clinging mind that he discovered can be ours when we choose to take up meditation training.

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17

Apr'18

Unselfish Meditation

When we practice meditation, we should aim for unselfish meditation. That means we need to learn how to set our motivation. In this audio teaching from a teaching in Malaysia, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses how to generate proper motivation.

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05

Dec'17

Three Pillars of Tibetan Vajrayāna Practice

Phakchok Rinpoche advises listeners on the best way to enter the Tibetan Vajrayāna Buddhist path by relying on three pillars to build a strong foundation.

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19

Nov'17

Failure: Learning from Our Mistakes

Failure is something we usually try to avoid at all costs. One main reason we fail -- both in mundane and spiritual life -- is we lack decisiveness.

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15

Nov'17

Buddhist Vision: Enlightenment!

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

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