Devotion

What Devotion Really Is: Part 3 Infallibly Inseparable -

Jul 23, 2019

By Erric Solomon   Infallibility of the Guru There seems to be a lot of talk in Buddhist blogs, magazines and in real-time lectures about what it means for a guru to...

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What Devotion Really Is: Part 2 Cultivating Devotion and Sometimes Saying No -

Jul 16, 2019

By Erric Solomon How to Cultivate Devotion In modern culture, we seem to have lost the traditional regard for our mentors. In the old days, you apprenticed to a trade. Your master...

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What Devotion Really Is: Part 1 Devotion Beyond Concepts -

Jul 9, 2019

By Erric Solomon What is devotion? Is there something about the guru/disciple relationship that makes it unsuited to the modern world? If this relationship is truly essential to swiftly making progress along...

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Devotion and the Guru’s Grace -

Mar 3, 2019

Devotion and the Guru’s Grace by Craig Davis   Please know that what follows is simply my dream, which may not be your dream.   I have had the unique opportunity (some...

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Things To Remember -

Jun 23, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hoping you all are happy and healthy. Here’s a short message on this Guru Rinpoche Day. When you know there’s nothing more important than the mind, then...

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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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Practicing Mahāmudrā Requires the Desire to Change -

Nov 10, 2016

Here he reminds us that if we remember the goal of our practice, we should achieve the goal. And genuine compassion and devotion can bring us rapid...

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The Great Accomplishment of Guru Padmasambhava -

Aug 13, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all of you! Right now I am in Bhumthang, Bhutan at the great Gyalwa Longchenpa’s seat in Tharpaling. Today, we are just...

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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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