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Genuine Compassion -

May 14, 2018

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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Mahāyāna Teaching: The King of Aspiration Prayer: Part Three -

Jan 10, 2018

In this final teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that we can do this aspiration prayer as often as we...

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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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Motivation and Excitement -

Apr 18, 2017

Motivation and Excitement: Learning to Distinguish We need to check our motivation carefully. This is a teaching we often receive, but do we hear or practice it? That’s why Phakchok Rinpoche asks us to...

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Addictive Behavior: Dealing with the Mind -

Apr 11, 2017

Dealing with addictive behaviors of any type — alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, sugar, gambling, technology, etc. — is a serious issue and Phakchok Rinpoche clearly states that he doesn’t have a magic solution to...

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Reflection: Importance of Motivation -

Nov 3, 2016

Asking Why Whatever it is we do, it’s very important to know why we are doing it. In this audio clip, from September 2016, Phakchok Rinpoche talks about the importance of motivation for...

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Practice This Saga Dawa Month -

May 15, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, I am sending you many happy wishes for Guru Rinpoche Day. This Saga Dawa month is a very important month. Please practice well. I’m going to focus on...

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The Root of Omniscience -

Jan 19, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, A few days ago, I was reading this great Khadampa text, and in there are some questions and answers where the students ask the teacher and the...

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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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