Tag Archives: Essence of the teaching of the Buddha

How can we live a meaningful life?

In my last post I asked: What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? And I wondered whether these were actually good questions to ask. Life is. We are here! The world around us is here! So, what … Continue reading

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How to Practice in a Nutshell

This has been quite a long series on the essence of Buddhist practice. I began this series with the intention of bring my understanding of what practice is about  into a simple point. As I reflected on the teachings I … Continue reading

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Good at the End: Dedication

Today I am going to conclude my series of posts on the “Essence of Buddhist Practice” which is encapsulated in the three noble principles which are, for example, presented in chapter five of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. … Continue reading

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Good in the Middle: Understanding the main point of practice

In the last two post I have been reflecting on what essential elements my practice needs to have in order to be authentic and to bring lasting benefit and transformation. The three elements that are considered to be indispensable are … Continue reading

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The Essence of Buddhist practice

The Buddhist teachings and practice are very rich and I often do not have time to practice as much as is ideally recommended. I have been introduced to many practices and often get overwhelmed when I try to do them … Continue reading

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The Buddhist approach to contemplation: che gom and jok gom

I am presently on my way back home from a six week retreat with my teacher Sogyal Rinpoche at Lerab Ling, France. Right now I am visiting family in Munich and in a few days I will return back home … Continue reading

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What is the teaching of Buddha about?

If you are reading this post chances are that you are a Buddhist practitioner. Imagine someone comes up to you and asks: “What is the teaching of Buddha really about?” Reflect for a moment. What would you say? There are … Continue reading

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