Buddhist Practice

Vulture Peak

Sustain the Treasure of Samadhi

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a little bit of his new book, "In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas", in which he teaches how the essence of meditation naturally...
Maha Guru

The Importance of Dignity

On the auspicious day of the birthday of Maha Guru Padmasambhava, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds his students about the importance of developing dignity....
Chou Chen Samye Student reflections

A Garland of Protection

Chou Chen shares their experience with mantra practice....
Experience opens understanding
Path of Transformation» Path of Realization

Experience Opens Understanding

How do we begin Buddhist practice? We can first listen to explanations from a qualified teacher, and take time to reflect on what we have...
Path of Transformation» Path of Realization

Buddha Nature: Our Ground

Buddha-nature refers to the ground, the basic nature that we all share. It is our "starting point", so to speak. We refer to the ground...
Path of Transformation» Path of Realization

Improving Ourselves on the Buddhist Path

Improving ourselves, or making progress, while practicing the Buddhadharma should be a natural outcome. Phakchok Rinpoche observes that we practice correctly when our behavior and…

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Ethical behavior
Path of Transformation

Ethical Behavior in Buddhism: The Virtues

Ethical behavior occupies a central role on the Buddhist path to awakening. Yet often, modern presentations of Buddhist teaching skip over these fundamental principles. In...

Protection Chakras and Prayers

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day! In today’s video, Phakchok Rinpoche introduces Raksha Tötreng, the manifestation of Guru Rinpoche who is known to protect against uncertain time...

Making Peace and Purifying Our World

For today's message, Phakchok Rinpoche offers insight into Kyepar Pakpey, the seventh manifestation of Guru Rinpoche. At the heart of this practice is making peace...
Sense of Balance
Path of Transformation

Sense of Balance

When we interact with our partners, our parents, our children, and our extended family, we should always switch our perspective back and forth between ourselves...
Path of Transformation» Path of Realization

Let the Dharma Resonate: Be Decisive!

Let the Dharma resonate fully by accumulating merit. This is the best method, Rinpoche advises. But we do this without lots of expectations and thoughts...
Path of Transformation

Persistence in Practice

Persistence in practice is something we often don't talk much about. But being persistent can make a big difference in our progress on the path....