Mind nature

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Four Qualities of Mind: Mind Nature

Phakchok Rinpoche explains the purpose of our meditation practice. Here he stresses that we can familiarize ourselves through direct experience with the four qualities of...
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Pema Lingpa’s Visionary Journey to the Copper-Colored Mountain

This month, I would like to share with you a brief account of Pema Lingpa’s (1450-1521) visionary journey to Zangdok Palri. Pema Lingpa was an...

Buddha Nature: Where Is It?

When we hear that our innate nature is Buddha -nature, are we confident that it is so? How do we develop dignity--a sense of...

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...

Things to Remember

Hoping you all are happy and healthy. Here’s a short message on this Guru Rinpoche Day: When you know there's nothing more important than the...
Genuine compassion

Genuine Compassion

Genuine compassion, Phakchok Rinpoche explains, is compassion free of any aggression. Moreover, that compassion does not have grasping. This compassion is much more gentle. Ultimate...

Life Goes On

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...

Buddhist Training Tools: Skillful Means

Buddhism offers us so many types of training tools.  In this video clip, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses the vast array of training tools that we can use...
Perception

Perception: Understanding Its Power

Perception has power and it can be surprisingly strong. Normally, perception and habits work together to create a mistaken view of our world.Perception always comes...
Meditation

Learn to Meditate: It Is Simple!

You should learn to meditate".  We hear this frequently.  How do we learn to meditate? What does it really mean?  What are we supposed to be...

Mind Is the Key: Dharma Versus Non-Dharma

When we turn our minds inward and investigate the core nature of our mind, what do we find? In this final audio clip, Rinpoche reminds...

Kalpas of Merit in One Moment

Phakchok Rinpoche assures us that enlightenment is possible. Actually, there is a thin line dividing buddhas and sentient beings. So, the difference between buddha and...