Monthly Archives: January 2015

Emptiness, Compassion and Action

Pema Khandro discusses the second turning of the wheel of the dharma, and Emptiness and Compassion. Understanding Emptiness is the foundation of Buddhist Tantra and Dzogchen.

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Dualism & The Four Truths

Pema Khandro discusses the cause of suffering and how this relates to dualistic mental habits.

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How to Get What You Want – A Buddhist Secret

This may not seem like a Buddhist topic but actually, Buddhism has quite a bit to say about desire, what it really is, where it really comes from, how it could lead to frustration or insight into the ultimate answers. It also harbors the big secret to getting what you want.

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Harmonious Relationships

Pema Khandro answers students questions about whether it is useful to give other people critical feedback and advice. She explains that the root of the Buddhist teachings is examining one’s own mind and discusses harmonious relationships and a sane Buddhist community through relaxing in the face of others imperfections.

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Buddhism: Religion or Spirituality

Pema Khandro discusses whether Tibetan Buddhism is a religion or spirituality, philosophy or religion?

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Things Are Not What They Seem – 2 Minute Buddhist Philosophy Lesson with Pema Khandro

To be a growing, thriving, awakening human being requires both inspiration and intellectual rigor. We need to be adept at questioning our own beliefs, identifying our own motives and taking responsibility for our own minds. Buddhist philosophy is an exquisite resource for this work. I recommend every one on earth who possible can to learn as much Buddhist philosophy as possible. It is a way to polish, clean, challenge, expand and yes – blow your mind!

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Journey Beyond Extremes – Buddha’s Life Part 3

Comparable to our modern day spiritual supermarket, at the time of the Buddha there were many spiritual seekers, diverse philosophies and religious ideals.His teaching came to be known as the “middle way,” because it was not the extreme ascetism, nor self-indulgence, but instead a middle way…

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A Man Who Had it All

Buddhism was founded by a man who had it all – money, power, wealth, a beautiful wife, a child, a family, an inheritance, health, physical strength, political power and a promising future. The legends of his life describe a turning point when he was twenty nine years old. He went out into the city and was confronted, face to face with illness, aging and death. Having had both these experiences, he entered into a deep questioning about what the true causes of happiness and suffering in life really were. He set out from his home and went on a journey of spiritual seeking that changed world history.

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