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Focusing the Mind: Impossible Task?

Feb 19, 2018

As we begin to practice meditation, many of us experience doubts. One of the biggest questions is, "How can I concentrate? My mind gets distracted so easily!" We may blame the hectic pace of our modern lives, but Buddhist teachers...

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Building Meditation Routine

Jan 29, 2018

Building routine helps us carry our practice throughout our daily life. Family and work are both very important in our lives. But first, we need to know how to take care of ourselves. In this audio excerpt, Phakchok Rinpoche gives...

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Life Goes On

Jan 15, 2018

Regardless on who we are, or what our plans and goals are, life goes on. Phakchok Rinpoche, in this audio clip, suggests that we remind ourselves of this fact....

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Common Sense, Uncommon Sense: The Buddha’s Message

Jan 12, 2018

Over 2500 years ago, the Buddha chose a different approach. We could call it uncommon sense: meaning it was almost the opposite of how we commonly...

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Taming Our Minds: Advice for Modern Buddhists

Nov 28, 2017

Taming our minds remains the most important lesson taught by the Buddha. We really need to understand that the Buddha taught everything so we can understand and tame our...

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Failure: Learning from Our Mistakes

Nov 19, 2017

Failure is something we usually try to avoid at all costs. One main reason we fail -- both in mundane and spiritual life -- is we lack decisiveness. We make a mistake by making failure into some sort of monster...

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Learning Meditation: A Whole Package

Nov 5, 2017

The point of meditation is not to be calm. Instead, in this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the point of meditation is to change!...

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Mindfulness Means Reminding

Oct 30, 2017

Mindfulness means reminding ourselves about how to behave and think. Phakchok Rinpoche gives instructions on how to understand mindfulness as a whole...

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Handling Habits

Oct 24, 2017

Handling our habits is a crucial practice for meditators. How does a beginning meditator...

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Shaking Off Tiredness: A Stretch for Meditation

Oct 12, 2017

Shaking off tiredness is an important technique for meditators to learn. Often we rise early to meditate and we may not be fully alert. Or, we may have worked hard all day and be exhausted when we start to sit....

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