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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

If our motivation for Buddhist practice is based on excitement, what happens when that excitement goes away? And the excitement does go away -- that's why we call it excitement! Rinpoche has discovered that students may confuse motivation with emotional...

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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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Practicing Mahāmudrā Requires the Desire to Change

Nov 10, 2016

Here he reminds us that if we remember the goal of our practice, we should achieve the goal. And genuine compassion and devotion can bring us rapid...

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Three Things

Jun 14, 2016

Dear friends near and far Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all of you. I am going to take this opportunity to remind all of my Dharma brothers and sisters who are on...

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Why Light Offerings?

May 3, 2016

Why lights? Light means understanding because light represents wisdom. And light removes and dispels misunderstanding. All of our sufferings come from not knowing and not seeing. Offering lights or butter lamps indirectly removes confusion. Throughout the Buddhist world, in all...

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Guru Rinpoche’s Year

Mar 18, 2016

Dear friends near and far I want to first say that this year is a very important special year of the monkey, which is Guru Rinpoche’s year. And each tenth day of...

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Sang Pūjā – A Cleansing Smoke Offering Practice

Feb 3, 2016

Sang pūjā aids practitioners as a purification practice.  As we perform this ritual, we focus on removing the impurities in the mindstream of the practitioners and all sentient beings. At the same time, we practice generosity by offering to all...

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