Aspiration: Water for Compassion

Oct 17, 2017

Aspiration is like water, and motivation is like the seed. You plant a seed and want to see the plant grow. Water is the...

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Bodhicitta Aspiration and Application

May 9, 2017

Bodhicitta of aspiration means the to wish to benefit beings and for all beings to be enlightened. Application means integrating that with everything we do....

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Obstacles and Unsteadiness as Aspirations and Spiritual Fuel

Dec 22, 2015

Successful practitioners can deal with unsteady health, emotions, relationships, and difficulties. Emotions and families may always be unsteady.  But, we are so fortunate that we have found the path of Dharma. These kinds of problems should not cause major imbalances....

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Inspiration to Practice – Advice on Dealing With Success and Positive Circumstances

Dec 8, 2015

Inspiration manifests in many ways.Phakchok Rinpoche gives some personal examples of how he inspires himself to practice. And, self-reflection drives the process. Rinpoche advises us to make an honest assessment of our own emotions and behavior. We have to look...

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Finding an Authentic Teacher: The Importance of Aspiration

Oct 13, 2015

In the first portion of this audio, recording Phakchok Rinpoche responds to a student question about the basic qualities of a genuine guru. He advises those who are looking to connect with...

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Nepal Earthquake

Apr 28, 2015

As you all know, on Saturday Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake that took the lives of thousands of people and has left many tens of thousands of others destitute, vulnerable, and filled with fear. Fortunately, our community of monks, nuns,...

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Motivation, Aspiration, Devotion

Apr 23, 2015

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

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Six Vajra Verses and Three Points of Practice

Jul 7, 2014

First of all, on this very auspicious Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share with you this short video in which I give some advice on how to solve our problems in daily life. I also explain the meaning...

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Four Qualities of Compassion

Jun 8, 2014

These days we often mistake what it’s meant to be a dharma practitioner. The heart of the buddhadharma is to tame one’s own mind, so a dharma practitioner is someone who is able to do this, who can see their...

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