Search Results for "Motivation"

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Motivation: The Real Meaning of Bodhicitta

Feb 21, 2019

In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche challenges us to come to understand the correct motivation. “Motivation is a reflection of yourself”, he teaches. This shows how important it is to examine our own minds. We can use the analogy of holding...

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Motivation or Intention

Jan 28, 2019

Motivation or intention precedes any activity, even if we don't realize or acknowledge it. According to traditional Buddhist teachings, the initial motivation really determines whether action is virtuous or non-virtuous.  Giving rise to the right motivation or intention guarantees that...

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Aspirations Reflect Our Motivation

Jan 3, 2019

We all have aspirations in life.  But what are our aspirations?  We should reflect and check this in ourselves. Only we can know our own aspirations –they relate only to us.  And...

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Genuine Sincere Motivation

Dec 4, 2018

Genuine sincere motivation builds a steady foundation for practicing the Buddhadharma. Phakchok Rinpoche, here in a teaching given at beautiful Gomde Austria, reminds us that when we come to learn some meditation...

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Developing a Daily Meditation Practice – The Progression from Inspiration to Motivation and Commitment

Oct 3, 2017

Developing a Daily Meditation Practice The Progression from Inspiration to Motivation and Commitment Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7 -9 pm Suggested Donation: $30* Location: Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10591 (directions) The path begins when we have a glimpse...

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Meditation and Motivation Training: Be Ready for Anything

Apr 26, 2017

Part I* — Sat, April 29, 7-9pm Room 2A/2B, 8/F, “The Wave”, 4 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong Part II* — Sun, April 30, 3-5pm Room 3, 8/F, “The Wave”, 4 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong...

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Motivation and Excitement

Apr 18, 2017

If our motivation for Buddhist practice is based on excitement, what happens when that excitement goes away? And the excitement does go away -- that's why we call it excitement! Rinpoche has discovered that students may confuse motivation with emotional...

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Reflection: Importance of Motivation

Nov 3, 2016

Meditation can bring us good results. But, conversely, if our motivation is bad, it can also give us very bad results. If we start our meditation practice with a selfish motivation, the result will be selfish. Even though we may...

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Good Karma: Motivation to Practice Dharma

Oct 4, 2016

Good karma is a popular phrase these days. Here in a video from a teaching given in Brazil, Phakchok Rinpoche explains it in a specific...

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Five Finger Motivation

Aug 21, 2015

As Mahāyāna Buddhist practitioners, we are repeatedly encouraged to check our motivation. All the great masters teach that we should begin each practice session by taking a few moments to check our minds. In this audio clip, Rinpoche shares a...

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