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Wisdom

Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life, Part One

Practicing the Pāramitās represents a major element of the Mahayana Buddhist path.  These six “transcendental perfections” (Tib. parol tu chinpa druk)  enable practitioners to accumulate

Knowing mind

Knowing Mind

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,

Bell and Dorje: Understanding Ritual Objects

In the Vajrayana context, practitioners utilize the bell and dorje as important symbolic ritual items. At the outer level, these two implements represent the indivisibility

Defining Dharma

Defining “Dharma”: Method and Wisdom

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

Long and Meaningful Life

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day! I am at present presiding over the Tsekar “White Amitayus” Drupchen here at our Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Boudhanath. It

Accumulating causes

Accumulating Causes for Enlightenment

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

Dharma wheel and pair of deer

Dharma Wheel and Pair of Deer

We may notice certain representations such as a Dharma wheel with two deer gazing steadily at it appear frequently. Why do we see this image

light offerings

Why Light Offerings?

Why lights? Light means understanding because light represents wisdom. And light removes and dispels misunderstanding. All of our sufferings come from not knowing and not

The Root of Omniscience

Dear friends near and far A few days ago, I was reading this great Khadampa text, and in there are some questions and answers where

Phakchok Rinpoche explaining the qualities of Buddhist practitioners..

The Illuminating Sun of Wisdom

As Buddhist practitioners, essentially the two qualities we are striving to develop are wisdom and compassion; wisdom and compassion that are as vast and unmovable