series: Buddha and the Great Masters

Practitioner Phakchok Rinpoche to Lazy Phakchok Rinpoche

Jul 22, 2018

I am at the moment in Gomde Cooperstown. Hope you all are keeping well and that you are keeping up with your practice. I came across a short audio teaching on the bardos by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche earlier today and...

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Letter from My Guru

May 24, 2018

I would like to share this message with you all for today's Guru Rinpoche Day: My son, you need to understand the dharma that I taught you. That is the easy part. The difficult part is the practice. And the...

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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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The Nature of Our Wrong Thoughts and Emotions

Nov 21, 2015

Dear friends near and far Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all my dharma brothers and sisters wherever you are. Today I would like to discuss a very nice writing by a great...

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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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The King of Samādhi

Jul 26, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, On this Guru Rinpoche Day that marks the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche’s birth, I would like to share some lines from The King of Samādhi Sūtra. The King of Samādhi Sūtra was...

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Aspiration

Sep 14, 2013

Thinking today of myself, having been wandering around from country to country for the last two months, and inspired by a teaching by Patrul Rinpoche that I am reading I would like to share with you one of the most...

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Wisdom of Passing Sutra

Jun 18, 2013

Inspired by this special month and anniversary, I would like to share with you a short excerpt from a text entitled The Sage Who Dispels the Mind’s Anguish by the late Dilgo Khyentsé Rinpoche. In this short, pithy text Rinpoche...

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Are You on the True Path?

Feb 20, 2013

In the past few evenings of the drupchen, I have been re-reading some of the great texts of Shechen Gyaltsab, Pema Namgyal, and in particular, the "Advice from Old Vijaya" which never fails to inspire...

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