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Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa

Jun 21, 2020

150th Parinirvāṇa Anniversary On June 22, 2020, we celebrate the anniversary of the renowned tertön (treasure revealer) Chokgyur Lingpa. About Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa (Tib. མཆོག་གྱུར་བདེ་ཆེན་ཞིག་པོ་གླིང་པ་, Wyl. mchog gyur bde chen zhig po...

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Understand Ignorance to Reveal Buddha-Nature

Nov 21, 2019

Understand ignorance.  Why would we need to do that if we are studying our minds? Most of us come to meditation retreats or Buddhist teachings because we are searching for answers.  We know that we are unhappy, or anxious, or...

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Buddha Nature: Where Is It?

Mar 24, 2019

We are often asked, “where is Buddha” and we may point to a statue or picture. We point outward but the real Buddha is inside, our innate nature, the nature of our...

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Buddha Nature: Our Ground

Sep 11, 2018

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 all sentient beings, the ground of the Buddha, the ground of all dharmas, and...

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Things To Remember

Jun 23, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hoping you all are happy and healthy. Here’s a short message on this Guru Rinpoche Day. When you know there’s nothing more important than the mind, then...

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Genuine Compassion

May 14, 2018

Genuine compassion, Phakchok Rinpoche explains, is compassion free of any aggression. Moreover, that compassion does not have grasping. This compassion is much more gentle. Ultimate or genuine compassion does not have the thought, "I need to save real sentient beings."...

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Mending and Purification

Jan 26, 2018

Dear friends near and far Happy Guru Rinpoche Day! When this message lands in your inbox, you receive the notification and you move on forward to open it, I hope that you...

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Life Goes On

Jan 15, 2018

Regardless on who we are, or what our plans and goals are, life goes on. Phakchok Rinpoche, in this audio clip, suggests that we remind ourselves of this fact....

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Buddhist Training Tools: Skillful Means

Mar 14, 2017

Buddhism offers us so many types of training tools.  In this video clip, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses the vast array of training tools that we can use to change our lives....

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Perception: Understanding Its Power

Dec 13, 2016

Perception has power and it can be surprisingly strong. Normally, perception and habits work together to create a mistaken view of our world.Perception always comes from first not knowing. Perception is the mind’s expression or its reflection. It does not...

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