Habits

Maha Guru

Being Able to See Your Faults Without Losing Your Dignity and Being Patient Without Any Regrets

On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you some advice about two more qualities that are important both for worldly life...
loneliness

Antidotes for the Loneliness Epidemic

The Buddhist tradition offers a number of antidotes to loneliness. Because the Buddha taught dependent origination-- that everything arises dependently, connection matters....

Practicing Dharma: Continuous Journey

When we really want to practice Dharma we wish to carry on until we die. We don't want to stop! Dharma practice is a continuous...
Overcoming Resistance

Overcoming Resistance to Meditation

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,...
Focusing

Focusing the Mind: Impossible Task?

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...

Learning Meditation: A Whole Package

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...

Handling Habits

Handling our habits is a crucial practice for meditators. How does a beginning meditator train?...
karmic moods

Questions on Karma: Choosing Not to Swing

Our minds swing back and forth crazily without any stability. That is the "swing" of karma. If we don't "swing" with karma, it cannot do...
Changing Perception

Changing Perception

Phakchok Rinpoche relects upon his visit to Earthfire Wildlife Sanctuary and how it changed his perception of wildlife....

The Qualities of Diligence

Coming back to Śāntideva's Way of the Bodhisattva, it is through diligence that one develops and intensifies bodhichitta. But what is diligence? Why is it...