karma

Trusting Karma

Oct 16, 2018

Trusting karma is something that many of us struggle with in our practice. But are we clear about what karma really means? Here, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the Sanskrit word karma means "action." We create karma when we act...

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Focusing the Mind: Impossible Task?

Feb 19, 2018

As we begin to practice meditation, many of us experience doubts. One of the biggest questions is, "How can I concentrate? My mind gets distracted so easily!" We may blame the hectic pace of our modern lives, but Buddhist teachers...

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Change: Why Do We Need to Practice the Four Mind Changings?

Jan 27, 2018

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...

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Believing Karma

Dec 22, 2017

Believing karma, cause and effect, makes us authentic practitioners. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche speaks very directly to our cynicism and doubts. He says frankly that we need to believe in karma and in past and future...

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Receiving Tibetan Buddhist Empowerment

Jul 24, 2017

Tibetan Buddhist empowerment may seem very mysterious and like a grand performance. And there is a lot of misunderstanding about what it means to receive an empowerment....

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Qualities of Good Human Beings

Jun 13, 2017

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...

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Questions on Karma: Choosing Not to Swing

May 2, 2017

Our minds swing back and forth crazily without any stability. That is the "swing" of karma. If we don't "swing" with karma, it cannot do anything to...

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Good Karma: Motivation to Practice Dharma

Oct 4, 2016

Good karma is a popular phrase these days. Here in a video from a teaching given in Brazil, Phakchok Rinpoche explains it in a specific...

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The Importance of Sincerity on the Path

Feb 13, 2016

Sincerity on the Path: Knowing What We Need to Transform Phakchok Rinpoche here discusses the importance of knowing our own minds. We need to know what we have to transform–only then we...

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The Eight Faults

Oct 6, 2011

And now to continue on where I left off last month from Calling the Guru from Afar. Last time we went over the four preliminary contemplations: samsara, precious human birth, impermanence, and karma. Today we will go over the eight...

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