Wisdom

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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...
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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...
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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...
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...

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…

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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...

What Does Enlightenment Mean?

For this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share a clip from my recent teaching at the Drepung Loseling Temple in Atlanta, Georgia. The...

Five Dear Friends

Firstly on this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share a short video in which I talk about the five dear friends that everybody...

Sunshine

In our lives, we need the spiritual path, meaning we need to practice. So please, be happy in whatever it is that you're doing; don't...

The Three Qualities

Whether in your mundane life or your spiritual, always remind your self of the three qualities: Intelligence and wisdom in your brain, compassion in your...

Five Levels of Motivation

Today being the first Guru Rinpoche Day message of the year 2012, I would like to share with you a teaching given by Nyoshul Khen...