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
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
These days, in a busy and sometimes angry world, we often don’t observe a lot of kindness in our interactions. When we feel this way
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 with our physical body or when we speak. However, it may not be so obvious that we create karma when we think as well.
Who was the Buddha? We see the image so often these days and we may know some quotes attributed to him, but what do we really know about the historical Buddha? Why might his own story be relevant for us? Here, in an audio clip from a teaching given in Cooperstown, New York, Phakchok Rinpoche gives a short introduction.
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 about?