practice advice

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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Renunciation: Wake-up Call -

Oct 23, 2018

Renunciation: Advice for Serious Buddhist Practitioners Renunciation is fundamental to the Buddhist path, and all schools of Buddhism in the three vehicles (Śrāvakayāna , Mahāyāna, and Vajrayāna) emphasize this teaching.  If we are serious...

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Trusting Karma -

Oct 16, 2018

Trusting karma is something that many of us struggle with in our practice. But are we clear about what karma really means? Here, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the Sanskrit word karma means "action." We create karma when we act...

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Advice for Buddhist Parents -

Aug 7, 2018

Buddhist parents sometimes ask how best to apply the teachings when relating in their family life. In this short audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shares some practical advice for Buddhist...

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Just Be Kind! -

Jul 24, 2018

Just be kind! Phakchok Rinpoche observes that as he travels around the world, he finds that many of us have forgotten this basic skill. Basic, simple kindness seems to be disappearing. This simple kindness doesn't belong to any religion or...

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Be Sincere! -

Jul 10, 2018

Be Sincere: Be Genuine! We all can benefit from learning now to be sincere–to be genuine. Phakchok Rinpoche acknowledges that being genuine is very difficult. When we try to apply in daily...

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Improving Ourselves on the Buddhist Path -

Jul 2, 2018

Improving ourselves, or making progress, while practicing the Buddhadharma should be a natural outcome.  Phakchok Rinpoche observes that we practice correctly when our behavior and our Dharma practice function together. We benefit...

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