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The Root of Omniscience

Jan 19, 2016

Dear friends near and far A few days ago, I was reading this great Khadampa text, and in there are some questions and answers where the students ask the teacher and the...

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Shrine Offerings: Accumulation of Merit and Mindfulness

Jan 4, 2016

Mindfulness is a popular buzz-word these days.  Yet we may be under the impression that mindfulness applies either to silent meditation on our cushions, or more "popular" versions such as mindful eating. But offering practice is an important form of...

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Kalpas of Merit in One Moment

Sep 16, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche assures us that enlightenment is possible. Actually, there is a thin line dividing buddhas and sentient beings. So, the difference between buddha and sentient beings is that a buddha sees the true nature of the mind and understands...

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The Qualities of Taking Refuge

Aug 25, 2015

Dear friends near and far I hope that this Guru Rinpoche Day email finds you all well and happy and that your dharma practice is flourishing. From this month onwards, in these emails...

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The Importance of Accumulating Merit

Jun 25, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a reminder on the two accumulations. Here he reviews methods relating to the first of the two accumulations: accumulating...

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Multiplying Month

Feb 28, 2015

I hope you are all well and happy and have been able to find time to practice today. This precious Guru Rinpoche Day falls in what is called 'the multiplying month' according to the Tibetan calendar. This means that this...

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Six Vajra Verses and Three Points of Practice

Jul 7, 2014

First of all, on this very auspicious Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share with you this short video in which I give some advice on how to solve our problems in daily life. I also explain the meaning...

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Four Points to Apply to Your Life

Apr 9, 2014

What I'd like to mention in today's message are a few points that apply both to the mundane world and the spiritual...

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Success in Life

Dec 12, 2013

In order to be truly successful in life, we must have kind and caring mind, and especially a generous mind. Giving is important and when we know how to give, we become...

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Practicing Kindness

Mar 3, 2012

Today I want to relay to you all the importance of practicing kindness. Actually what is kindness? Kindness is the basis of happiness. Kindness is the basis of the life we live. Kindness is the basis of the...

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