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Purposeful Teachings -

Mar 7, 2019

Purposeful Teachings Address Needs Every one of the Buddha’s teachings has a purpose–each one suits the needs of a particular person. When we examine a teaching, we should ask if it is...

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Knowing Mind -

Feb 12, 2019

What is Dharma?….Knowing Mind is Dharma When we hear the word dharma what do we think of? Often we think of sādhana practice, study, visualizations, meditation, etc. But what is the real meaning of...

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Buddhist Science of Mind -

Jan 10, 2019

Science of mind occupies a great deal of attention in Buddhist philosophy.  This is not some new development; ancient Buddhist texts include major treatises investigating the mind.  In this audio teaching, Khenpo...

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Self-reflection on the Spiritual Path -

Dec 26, 2018

Self-reflection is crucial for humans to flourish–both on the mundane and on the spiritual path.  Phakchok Rinpoche teaches here in an excerpt from a recent visit to Gomde Austria, making the point...

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Experience Opens Understanding -

Dec 11, 2018

Experience opens understanding of the Buddha’s teaching, the Dharma, in a different way than simply hearing many teachings.  Here, in this audio recording from a September 2018 teaching in Gomde, Austria, Phakchok Rinpoche...

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Genuine Sincere Motivation -

Dec 4, 2018

Genuine sincere motivation builds a steady foundation for practicing the Buddhadharma. Phakchok Rinpoche, here in a teaching given at beautiful Gomde Austria, reminds us that when we come to learn some meditation...

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Learning Buddhadharma: The Essence -

Oct 30, 2018

Learning Buddhadharma can be done in a number of ways. Especially in these modern times. We can go to retreats, listen to teachings, take courses, and of course read lots of books. Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us here, however, that learning...

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Calm Abiding Meditation -

Sep 25, 2018

Calm abiding meditation forms the backbone of Buddhist meditation practice. Without developing a solid foundation in this core practice, we will not be able to settle our minds. Traditionally, we spend months or years learning, practicing, and experiencing the results...

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Defining “Dharma”: Method and Wisdom -

Sep 25, 2018

We have a lot of negative emotions, don't we? And traditionally, Buddhist teachers explain that the antidote for our negative emotions is the application of the Dharma. Defining what we means by Dharma thus becomes crucial. Implementing, or putting into...

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Overcoming Resistance to Meditation -

Sep 18, 2018

Overcoming Resistance by Knowing Our Own Character Overcoming resistance means understanding our own behavior and habits.  And many of us have patterns of laziness or of rebelling against rules and regulations.  So,...

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