Vajrayana

Ngakso Drubchen 2019 – Kathmandu, Nepal

Mar 25, 2019

From the 14th to the 22nd of March, the monks of the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, held the annual Ngakso Drubchen –  “Ocean of Amrita Mantric-mending”. Over the course...

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Buddha Nature: Where Is It?

Mar 24, 2019

We are often asked, “where is Buddha” and we may point to a statue or picture. We point outward but the real Buddha is inside, our innate nature, the nature of our...

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Devotion and the Guru’s Grace

Mar 3, 2019

Devotion and the Guru’s Grace Please know that what follows is simply my dream, which may not be your dream.   I have had the unique opportunity (some may not perceive it...

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Tibetan Medicine Basics: Units of Distinction

Feb 26, 2019

Units of Distinction Tibetan Medicine Basics offers a brief introduction to an alternative way of viewing the human body. Western and Tibetan medicine look at the same body through different lenses, so...

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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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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. So, if we wake with this fear, we can learn to practice a simple long life meditation visualization.  When we experience this fear,  it indicates that our life...

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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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Malas as Samaya Substance

Dec 5, 2018

Malas have become so popular these days that many people are unaware of their deep spiritual meaning. Phakchok Rinpoche often teaches that we should regard our malas as our best friends in...

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