Vajrayana

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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Meditation without Reflection is Blind -

Oct 19, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far Picking up from where I left off last month, I hope you and your loved ones have been happy and healthy. Since our last message, I have...

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With my Guru in Tharpaling -

Sep 19, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all of you! I hope you all are healthy and happy. As I am sending this message to you all today, I...

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Self-Confidence -

Jul 31, 2018

Self-confidence can be a trait that we wish we had, but many of us may feel unsure of ourselves. At first glance, it might seem rather paradoxical to worry about self-confidence as we often hear about emptiness of self in...

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Practitioner Phakchok Rinpoche to Lazy Phakchok Rinpoche -

Jul 22, 2018

Dear friends near and far, I am at the moment in Gomde Cooperstown. Hope you all are keeping well and that you are keeping up with your practice. “When keeping up with...

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Things To Remember -

Jun 23, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hoping you all are happy and healthy. Here’s a short message on this Guru Rinpoche Day. When you know there’s nothing more important than the mind, then...

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Belief in Dharma Practice -

Jun 20, 2018

Belief in  Dharma practice is crucial.  Yet, often we approach our practice in a half-hearted or not fully committed manner.  Then, if we don’t believe in what we are practicing, we may...

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Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa -

Jun 14, 2018

Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa Parinirvāṇa On June 14, 2018, the community of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery performs a puja to commemorate the anniversary of Chokgyur Lingpa.   Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa (Tib. མཆོག་གྱུར་བདེ་ཆེན་ཞིག་པོ་གླིང་པ་,...

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Guru Devotion in Vajrayāna -

Jun 13, 2018

Guru Devotion is the key to Vajrayāna practice, Phakchok Rinpoche explains.  When we practice in this tradition, we see the guru as the Buddha.  This contrasts with the approach of the other vehicles. ...

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Categorizing Buddhist Teaching: Three Levels -

Jun 6, 2018

Three Levels We can categorize Buddhist teachings in many different ways.  In this video excerpt from a teaching in Malaysia, Phakchok Rinpoche presents one classic view of three levels of teaching as...

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