Buddhist Philosophy

Phakchok Rinpoche and senior instructors offer weekly audio, video or written wisdom teachings. You can check your understanding with reflections or practice exercises. Browse by topic and level according to your interest.

Mind is the Key: Dharma Versus Non-Dharma -

Oct 21, 2015

Understanding Mind: Key to All Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us again and again to remember one crucial point; our mind is the key thing we need to understand. In these short audio clips...

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Mahamudra Level One – Question and Answers with KPR – October 2015 -

Oct 16, 2015

This month, as a means to stay closer to his students, Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche invited his students from all around the world to ask questions relating to Mahamudra – The Path of...

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Finding An Authentic Teacher: Importance of Aspiration -

Oct 13, 2015

What defines an authentic spiritual teacher? How can one connect with a genuine teacher? Learn how not to waste time! In the first portion of this audio, recording Phakchok Rinpoche responds to...

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It is Easy to Awaken. What Does Awakening Bring? -

Oct 9, 2015

Awakening is Possible In these two brief audio files from early 2015, Phakchok Rinpoche addresses questions that many practitioners have about their path and practice. These common doubts can create confusion about...

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Becoming an Authentic Practitioner. -

Sep 29, 2015

In this audio clip from an extended Question and Answer session in February, 2015 in Nepal, Rinpoche responds to a question that many of us often pose. How do we become authentic...

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The Benefits of Sadhana Practice -

Sep 22, 2015

In this audio clip from February 2015 in Nepal, a student asks Phakchok Rinpoche about the benefits of practicing according to this type of ritual...

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Kalpas Of Merit In One Moment -

Sep 16, 2015

Seeing Mind Nature In this audio clip, Phakchok Rinpoche assures us that enlightenment is possible. Actually, there is a thin line dividing buddhas and sentient beings. So, the difference between buddha and...

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Practice Challenges Advice -

Sep 16, 2015

Practice Challenges and Difficulties Practice challenges arise for all of us.  And we all face difficulties in managing our lives and practice.  Phakchok Rinpoche regularly encourages his students from all around the...

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Sampa Lhundrup Feast Offering and The Swift Accumulation of Merit -

Sep 15, 2015

This special teaching is a profound condensation of many important practices. Within this very short text we find the bodhisattva’s practice of generosity, mandala offerings, guru yoga.  Additionally, we practice confession, and...

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Interview with Phakchok Rinpoche: Sādhana Ritual and the Vajrayana Path. -

Sep 8, 2015

In this interview, Rinpoche shares the importance of Sādhana Ritual as the key method to bring about wisdom on the path of Vajrayana. Rinpoche la, We are now in the 6th year...

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