practice advice

Senior Lama Teaching Series: The Eight Worldly Dharmas -

Sep 18, 2020

Tulku Migmar Tsering teaches on The Eight Worldly Dharmas, the jikten chö gyé.  When we learn how to free ourselves from chasing after or avoiding these hopes and fears we can become authentic practitioners. Tulku-la advises us on how to skillfully...

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Taking Obstacles Onto the Path -

Sep 20, 2020

By Jamie Gaddy About two years ago we suffered the sudden loss of family member due to suicide. It really rocked our family. For the most part, everyone in the family handled...

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Practice Advice from the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup -

Aug 28, 2020

Dear friends near and far, As always, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and happy. For today’s Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you the first part...

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Forgetting the Goal: A Lesson on Hope and Despair -

Feb 13, 2020

By: Jamie Gaddy Hope and Despair: What does it mean to hope? Losing hope, or falling into despair, on the spiritual path is a deeply painful and penetrative experience. What does it...

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Reducing Negative Emotions: The Power of Meditation -

Sep 3, 2019

Our minds are full of thoughts, full of afflictive emotions, and full of unhappiness. This is why dharma practice is really indispensable to us all. We can’t really do without it. It is better when we practice because right now...

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What Devotion Really Is: Part 1 Devotion Beyond Concepts -

Jul 9, 2019

By Erric Solomon What is devotion? Is there something about the guru/disciple relationship that makes it unsuited to the modern world? If this relationship is truly essential to swiftly making progress along...

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5 Ways to Radically Increase your Joy -

May 28, 2019

By Erric Solomon Buddhists often wonder if happiness is too trivial a thing to worry about. While it is true that the ultimate realization of Buddhist practice is far more profound, when...

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Practicing Dharma: Continuous Journey -

Feb 28, 2019

Practicing Dharma Authentically Means Commitment When you really want to practice Dharma you want to carry on until you die, there is no stopping. Dharma practice is a continuous journey–of course we...

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Ground, Path, Fruition : Applying Buddhist Teachings Holistically -

Nov 6, 2018

Ground, Path, Fruition are standard categories for describing Buddhist practice.  But when we hear these terms, what do they mean to us individually? Here, Phakchok Rinpoche pushes us to investigate these commonly...

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