wisdom

Practicing the Pāramitās in Daily Life, Part One

Sep 10, 2019

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 both merit and wisdom.  In the first of a series of short video teachings, Tulku...

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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...

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Bell and Dorje: Understanding Ritual Objects

Feb 4, 2019

In the Vajrayana context, practitioners utilize the bell and dorje as important symbolic ritual items. In this video, Tulku Migmar explains just some of the significance of this pair of implements.  We...

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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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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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Dharma Wheel and Pair of Deer

Sep 12, 2017

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 on every...

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Why Light Offerings?

May 3, 2016

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 seeing. Offering lights or butter lamps indirectly removes confusion. Throughout the Buddhist world, in all...

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The Root of Omniscience

Jan 19, 2016

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 the students ask the teacher and the...

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The Illuminating Sun of Wisdom

Jun 26, 2015

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 as the sky, as stable as a mountain, and as bright as the...

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