Vajrayana

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: 1. apparent, 2. hidden, and 3. extremely...

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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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Meditation Without Reflection Is Blind

Oct 19, 2018

When reflecting, it is important to do so with your practice, personality, responsibility, and so forth. Reflect on your actions and reflect on your self. When you don’t reflect, you are like a blind person, not knowing where you are...

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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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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 not recognize our own experiences on the path. ...

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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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