meditation

Overcoming Resistance to Meditation -

Sep 18, 2018

Overcoming Resistance by Knowing Our Own Character Overcoming resistance means understanding our own behavior and habits.  And many of us have patterns of laziness or of rebelling against rules and regulations.  So,...

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Buddha Nature: Our Ground -

Sep 11, 2018

Buddha Nature: Our Common Ground Buddha Nature refers to the ground, the basic nature that we all share.  It is our “starting point”, so to speak. We refer to the ground of...

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Why Did We Write Radically Happy? -

Sep 4, 2018

A couple of months ago I blogged about how I met Rinpoche. We left off with my wife and I riding off into the sunset, disappearing into retreat. After leaving retreat, I...

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Understanding Our Negative Emotions -

Sep 4, 2018

Understanding negative emotions involves looking at our own thoughts honestly. As we observe, we notice countless negative habits that pop up one after another. Classic Buddhist teaching groups these into six main categories of negative emotions. Recognizing these and applying...

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Spacious Meditation -

Aug 28, 2018

Spacious Meditation is important throughout our practice. Buddhist teachers often emphasize spaciousness as a quality we should develop. But sometimes, we can become confused about this term: what does it mean to be...

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What is Radically Happy? -

Aug 26, 2018

What Radically Happy is in less than 90 seconds! Pre-order your copy of Radically Happy via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound or wherever good books are sold. Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon have collaborated on Radically Happy:...

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Practicing Meditation: Three Main Points -

Aug 21, 2018

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...

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Understanding Emotions: Benefit of Meditation -

Aug 14, 2018

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...

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Practitioner Phakchok Rinpoche to Lazy Phakchok Rinpoche -

Jul 22, 2018

Dear friends near and far, I am at the moment in Gomde Cooperstown. Hope you all are keeping well and that you are keeping up with your practice. “When keeping up with...

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Do We Need to Meditate? -

Jul 18, 2018

Do we need to meditate? And if so, why? Is there a real benefit from meditation? In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche answers with an emphatic "Yes!" If we actually practice mediation, Rinpoche observes, we go beyond the theory and...

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