Vajrayana

Categorizing Buddhist Teaching: Three Levels

Jun 6, 2018

Phakchok Rinpoche presents one classic view of three levels of teaching as laid out in the Tibetan Buddhist perspective.   Here, he explains that buddhas teach differently according to the capabilities and inclinations of their audience.  Therefore, we see different levels...

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Letter from my Guru

May 24, 2018

Dear friends Near and Far, I would like to share this message with you all for today’s Guru Rinpoche Day. My son, you need to understand the dharma that I taught you....

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Letter to Myself

Apr 25, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope you have all been healthy and happy. I am at the moment at my home base in Boudhanath, Kathmandu. I have been spending my mornings...

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Student Reflections on Supplication

Apr 16, 2018

Eleven of our sangha members share their thoughts, experience and reflections on the practice of...

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Importance of Pure Perception

Mar 26, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to you all and I hope this message finds you all happy and healthy. This particular Guru Rinpoche Day is a special one​...

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Long and Meaningful Life

Feb 25, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day!I am at present presiding over the Tsekar “White Amitayus” Drupchen here at our Ka-Nying Shedrubling Monastery in Boudhanath. It is a five family...

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Accumulating Causes for Enlightenment

Feb 9, 2018

In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the essence of our mind is already enlightened. Yet, even though our nature is pure, that does not imply that we then can sit back and do nothing. We need to...

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Precious Human Life

Feb 6, 2018

First, Khenpo requests that we learn about the meaning of a precious human life. Then, he asks us to make an effort to share these teachings with children, family, and friends. Unfortunately, he observes in these stressful modern times, that...

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Mending and Purification

Jan 26, 2018

Dear friends near and far Happy Guru Rinpoche Day! When this message lands in your inbox, you receive the notification and you move on forward to open it, I hope that you...

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Feast Offerings: Skillful Means in the Vajrayāna

Jan 22, 2018

Feast offerings are very important in the Vajrayāna tradition. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche describes the meaning and significance of this ritual practice. Additionally, he gives some very practical instruction on how we prepare for a feast...

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