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Monthly 100,000 Feast Offerings (Tsok Bum) -

Nov 19, 2020

Phakchok Rinpoche believes that the tremendous magnetizing power of these tsok bum will be particularly effective in this period of global pandemic and unrest. Tsok is a profound Vajrayana practice of offering that swiftly gathers the accumulations of merit and...

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Chökhor Düchen – The Great Festival of the First Turning of the Dharma Wheel -

Jul 22, 2020

Chökhor Düchen is "The Great Festival of the First Turning of the Dharma Wheel". An overview of the importance and history of this...

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Ngensong Dongtruk Puja–a Student’s Eye-View -

Aug 28, 2019

Making an Auspicious Connection   As the third of the 2019 puja series, the Ngensong Dongtruk or “Dredger of the Lower Realms’ Depths” puja was held for three days from August 10th-12th...

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Long and Meaningful Life -

Feb 25, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day!I am at present presiding over the Tsekar “White Amitayus” Drupchen here at our Ka-Nying Shedrubling Monastery in Boudhanath. It is a five family...

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Mahāyāna Teaching: The King of Aspiration Prayer: Part Three -

Jan 10, 2018

In this final teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that we can do this aspiration prayer as often as we...

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Mahāyāna Teaching: The King of Aspiration Prayer Part Two -

Jan 5, 2018

In the second teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche continues his commentary on the text. He emphasizes that although this aspiration prayer is very ancient, we can see that it is very practical and applicable in our daily...

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Multiplying Effects: 5 Ways of Multiplying Merit -

Nov 8, 2017

Practitioners should take advantage of all opportunities to increase the accumulation of merit easily and swiftly. We need to know how to magnify our virtues. Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us regularly that we need to consistently accumulate merit....

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Offering Water Bowls as Material Offerings -

Jul 7, 2017

Offering water bowls is an easy and pleasurable meritorious activity widely practiced in Tibetan Buddhism. Water's purity gives it great...

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Motivation and Excitement -

Apr 18, 2017

Motivation and Excitement: Learning to Distinguish We need to check our motivation carefully. This is a teaching we often receive, but do we hear or practice it? That’s why Phakchok Rinpoche asks us to...

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Let the Dharma Resonate: Be Decisive! -

Jan 17, 2017

Let the Dharma resonate fully by accumulating merit. This is the best method, Rinpoche advises. But we do this without lots of expectations and thoughts that there is some sort of magical Pandora's box that will transform us. That is...

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