refuge

Three Modes of Faith, Bodhichitta, and Refuge -

Nov 17, 2018

Today, on Guru Rinpoche day, I’d like to share with you all a short instruction. There are three modes that pertain to what can be perceived. These are: apparent hidden extremely hidden...

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Developing Confident Faith -

Jun 29, 2017

Developing confident faith in the Buddha and the Dharma is crucial on the path. Confident faith means conviction based on wisdom and experience....

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Confidence with Compassion: Building Dignity -

Mar 30, 2017

Phakchok Rinpoche says that if we really examine ourselves, we can learn how to develop stable confidence. The good news is that as practitioners we can easily train in developing confidence, also known as dignity. He notes that every single...

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Prostration: Why and How? -

Dec 15, 2015

Prostration: Not Just Custom In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, prostration, or bowing, is an important element of practice, as it is in other Buddhist traditions. Each country and type of Buddhism may...

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Understanding the Fruition of Buddha – The Buddha as Refuge -

Nov 17, 2015

It may be helpful to remember that reflection on the qualities and the form of the Buddha has been a traditional meditation technique and can be of great benefit. Buddhist masters often suggest that we focus on particular features as...

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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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