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Nov'18

Exchanging Self and Others: Building Bodhicitta Part Two

Exchanging self and others is the supreme method for building our bodhicitta. We develop this through a process called tonglen, or …

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Nov'18

Building Bodhicitta: Part One

As Buddhist practitioners, we begin by always bringing our practice to our own mind,  and our own level of experience–regardless of …

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01

Jun'18

Real Kindness: No Agenda

  Real kindness drops any agenda. And cultivating agenda-free kindness makes our actions really meaningful.   In this audio excerpt, Phakchok Rinpoche …

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14

May'18

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 or genuine compassion does not have the thought, "I need to save real sentient beings."

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Feb'18

Precious Human Life

Part Two of Khenpo Gyaltsen's teachings on the Four Mind Changings. First, Khenpo requests that we learn about the meaning of a precious human life. Then, he asks us to make an effort to share these teachings with children, family, and friends.

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05

Jan'18

Mahāyāna Teaching: The King of Aspiration Prayer Part Two

In the second teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche continues his commentary on the text. He emphasizes that although this aspiration prayer is very ancient, we can see that it is very practical and applicable in our daily life.

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Dec'17

Mahāyāna Teaching: The King of Aspiration Prayer Part One

Bodhisattvas arise from their practice of the path, but mainly through their own aspirations. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche briefly explains the importance of aspiration and the importance of Samantabhadra's role.

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Apr'15

Motivation, Aspiration, Devotion

In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us the importance and relationship between motivation, aspiration and devotion.

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