The four mind changings form the foundation of the Vajrayāna path. When we commit to this path, we start by practicing the preliminary practices: the ngöndro.
Four Mind Changings
First, Khenpo requests that we learn about the meaning of a precious human life. Then, he asks us to make an effort to share these teachings with children, family, and friends. Unfortunately, he observes in these stressful modern times, that many people commit suicide. We can help people who suffer from heavy problems by sharing these important teachings. We can help by sharing the teachings on the value of the precious human body. And in particular, we help society heal when we teach young children about this precious opportunity.
Khenpo Gyaltsen recently taught the four mind changings in Sao Paolo, Brasil. In this excerpt from his talk, Khenpo-la explains that first we have to appreciate the need for change.
Meditating without judgment means that we stop the inner, “How am I doing?” commentary. Don’t we do this in most of our activities?
As we practice the Dharma teachings, we should always reflect on the qualities of good human beings. In this video teaching, Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche begins by reminding us that we all have pure natures.
Three key steps can improve your meditation sessions and ensure that your practice is meaningful. In this audio clip from a retreat in Hong
Phakchok Rinpoche explains how to practice daily the Four Mind changings.