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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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Truly Understanding the Five Poisons

Nov 29, 2016

Truly understanding the five poisons, also known as the five negative emotions, is a crucial step for mental well-being. In this audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that it is not enough to know the names of the poisons. If...

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Defining Dharma

Nov 22, 2016

Defining Dharma is an important place to begin. First, we must know about Dharma and then about meditation. Dharma means the transformation of our...

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Have Patience with the Teachings!

Aug 30, 2016

Have patience with the teachings and with yourself. Phakchok Rinpoche gives advice that the proper attitude for receiving teachings is with an open...

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What Tools Do We Need For a Meaningful Life?

Aug 9, 2016

Meaningful Life Meaningful life –what tools do we need to make our lives truly meaningful? What is important so that we can make the most of our precious human lives? Finally, how do...

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Buddhism: Philosophy or Religion?

Jul 19, 2016

Philosophy or religion? Which is Buddhism? It is a common question. You can find many people who offer very different opinions. What is Buddhism all...

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Contentment and the Mind

May 10, 2016

A key teaching of Buddhism is contentment. To understand what this means, we need to see our own experience. Contentment is a...

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Tolerance and Mind Training

Apr 26, 2016

Dharma practice means training our minds. What kind of mind training do we need as dharma practitioners? Tolerance...

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Buddhist Dignity: Gentle Looseness and Not Too Reactive

Mar 29, 2016

Dignity. What does the word mean to you? Phakchok Rinpoche speaks often on the subject of dignity. It is a vital quality for a dharma practitioner. Dignity is not pride that looks down on others. Dignity comes with...

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Faith and the Mind

Dec 29, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche explains that the mind is the base. He then uses the metaphor of a beautiful flower, on that fundamental base, to represent the steadiness of faith....

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