Vajrayana

Bell and Dorje: Understanding Ritual Objects -

Feb 4, 2019

In the Vajrayana context, practitioners utilize the bell and dorje as important symbolic ritual items. In this video, Tulku Migmar explains just some of the significance of this pair of implements.  We...

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Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche – Parinirvāṇa Anniversary -

Jan 28, 2019

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and the Ngakso Pūjā 2019 Commemoration January 29 Each year, practitioners at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Boudha, Nepal, commemorate the parinirvāṇa of Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Therefore they...

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Supplication -

Jan 18, 2019

Supplication: The Real Meaning Supplication is a key element of Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana practice. We’ve heard this over and over again, but what does it really mean? Phakchok Rinpoche  frequently explains that...

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Overcoming Fear with Vajrayana Practice -

Jan 10, 2019

Overcoming Fear During Tonglen Practice: Vajra Protection Overcoming fear is an important thing to understand so that we are not overwhelmed by obstacles. Phakchok Rinpoche responded to a student during his teaching...

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Fear of Death: Practice for Long-Life -

Dec 23, 2018

Fear of death often arises sneakily in the middle of the night. We may suddenly wake up early in the morning, at 1 or 2 o’clock, with the fear of death in...

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Healing Practices from Tibetan Buddhism -

Dec 18, 2018

Healing practices perform an important function for practitioners. Physical health situations can make our lives more stressful and difficult to manage.  And we often ask the Rinpoches and lamas what  spiritual practices...

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Mahāsiddha Stories for Inspiration -

Nov 27, 2018

Mahāsiddha stories may inspire us throughout our practice of the Buddhist path because we hear how people from all walks of life, and all types of background became accomplished masters.  And often...

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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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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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Magnetizing Activity -

Nov 1, 2018

Magnetizing Activity is one of the four activities (las bzhi) of Vajrayana deity yoga practice. We enumerate the four activities as: Pacifying Enriching Magnetizing Subjugating or Subduing When we practice the Vajrayana path, as...

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