Buddhist Philosophy

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

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

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 sentient beings is that a buddha sees the true nature of the mind and understands...

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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

When we recite this text while making feast offerings it brings great benefit for ourselves and for others. This condensed text helps achieve good fortune. Additionally, it offers protection from all types of calamities, temporary and ultimate. Sampa...

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Interview with Phakchok Rinpoche: Sādhana Ritual and the Vajrayana Path

Sep 8, 2015

In this interview, given in September 2015 in America, Phakchok Rinpoche shares the importance of Sādhana Ritual as the key method to bring about wisdom on the path of Vajrayana. Sādhana Ritual...

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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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Four Key Points to Improve Your Dharma Practice

Aug 17, 2015

Four Key Points to Improve Your Practice - Phakchok Rinpoche shares the classic example of how to approach practice, emphasizing four key...

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How to Be Like a Lion, Not Like a Dog

Aug 15, 2015

What does it mean to be weak? What does it mean to be like a lion instead of a dog? How do we learn to look at our mind, our...

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Parting from the Four Attachments

Jul 23, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche comments on the 12th century teaching by the great Sakya master. If you are attached to this life, you are not a true Dharma practitioner. If you are attached to saṃsāra, you do not have renunciation. If you are attached to...

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Reflections Upon Wakening

Jul 17, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us some key reflections to start your day with, their importance and the benefits they will bring to your...

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