Addictive Behavior: Dealing with the Mind

Apr 11, 2017

One of the guidelines for a tantric practitioner is that he does not have preferences. He is okay with whatever food, drink, or circumstance appears. It is possible to reduce our addictions with that kind of...

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Reflection: Importance of Motivation

Nov 3, 2016

Meditation can bring us good results. But, conversely, if our motivation is bad, it can also give us very bad results. If we start our meditation practice with a selfish motivation, the result will be selfish. Even though we may...

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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

If we remember two points, we can be a more authentic dharma practitioner. First, in every session, and multiple times during the day we can reflect on our motivation for practice. Specifically, as Mahayana practitioners, we aim for the motivation...

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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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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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The King of Samādhi

Jul 26, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, On this Guru Rinpoche Day that marks the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche’s birth, I would like to share some lines from The King of Samādhi Sūtra. The King of Samādhi Sūtra was...

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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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