Three Modes of Faith, Bodhichitta, and Refuge

Today, on Guru Rinpoche day, I’d like to share with you all a short instruction. There are three modes that pertain to what can be perceived. These are: 1. apparent, 2. hidden, and 3. extremely hidden


Belief Through Practice

Belief or faith can mean different things depending on the context. Without any investigation, we may think that belief implies a blind, almost ignorant attitude. In this audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses his own belief in the Buddha’s teaching and reminds us that solid belief comes about through practice.

The Principle of Trust

Dear friends near and far Hello everyone again! Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. This is the third message in my Guru Rinpoche Twelve Manifestations series. In

faith and the mind

Faith and the Mind

Phakchok Rinpoche explains that the mind is the base. He then uses the metaphor of a beautiful flower, on that fundamental base, to represent the steadiness of faith.

Anniversary of the Lotus Born Guru

I hope that this reminder on this very auspicious Guru Rinpoche Day becomes a means for you to stabilize your ground, that it gives you the strength to not drift away from the path and at the same time gives you motivation to approach your fruition.

King Milarepa’s Wealth

It was during the 10th of this lunar month back in the 8th century when Guru Rinpoche first arrived into Tibet. The great Indian Buddhist master Shantarakshita suggested to King Trisong Detsen to invite Padmasambhava, the Lotus-Born Guru, in order to subdue the local hostile negative forces and to consecrate the great monastery of Samye, forever planting the unshakable seed of the sacred Buddhadharma in Tibet.