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Sep'18

Overcoming Resistance to Meditation

Overcoming Resistance by Knowing Our Own Character Overcoming resistance means understanding our own behavior and habits.  And many of us have …

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17

Apr'18

Unselfish Meditation

When we practice meditation, we should aim for unselfish meditation. That means we need to learn how to set our motivation. In this audio teaching from a teaching in Malaysia, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses how to generate proper motivation.

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19

Nov'17

Failure: Learning from Our Mistakes

Failure is something we usually try to avoid at all costs. One main reason we fail -- both in mundane and spiritual life -- is we lack decisiveness.

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15

Nov'17

Buddhist Vision: Enlightenment!

When we practice meditation, we should have a vision. And our vision should really be vast. We practice to awaken to become Buddhas. 

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05

Nov'17

Learning Meditation: A Whole Package

The point of meditation is not to be calm. Instead, in this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the point of meditation is to change!

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24

Oct'17

Handling Habits

Handling our habits is a crucial practice for meditators. How does a beginning meditator train?

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03

Oct'17

Skillfully Sharing Meditation

Skillfully sharing meditation: coaching others Skilfully sharing meditation and its benefits presents us with some challenges. On one hand, we want …

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17

Jul'17

Understanding the Ground of Meditation

When we learn meditation, we need to start with the base, or ground. First, we should learn not just how to meditate, but also why we need to meditate.

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21

Feb'17

Can’t I Just Meditate? Why We Need Skillful Means

Meditate Using Skillful Means Can’t I just meditate? Do we really need to engage in ritual practice? In these modern times, …

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27

Dec'16

Persistence in Practice

Persistence in practice is something we often don't talk much about. But being persistent can make a big difference in our progress on the path. Phakchok Rinpoche, in this video clip from a teaching in Taiwan, has some advice for us. The teaching is in English with Chinese translatio

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