Mahayana

Buddha Nature: Where Is It? -

Mar 24, 2019

We are often asked, “where is Buddha” and we may point to a statue or picture. We point outward but the real Buddha is inside, our innate nature, the nature of our...

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Motivation: The Real Meaning of Bodhicitta -

Feb 21, 2019

Motivation is a Reflection of Yourself In this teaching, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche challenges us to come to understand of correct motivation. “Motivation is a reflection of yourself”, he teaches. This shows how...

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Beginner Tonglen Meditation -

Feb 4, 2019

Beginner Tonglen: Extending Kindness and Love Tulku Migmar explains in this video clip how we can begin to work with the profound practice of Tonglen.   Moreover, he advises how we can incorporate...

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Mahāyāna Practice Supports -

Feb 4, 2019

Mahāyāna Practice Motivation Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche  reminds Dharma practitioners to consistently review and reflect on our understanding. We need to develop certainty in the view, the motivation, the ground, and each stage...

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Aspirations Reflect Our Motivation -

Jan 3, 2019

We all have aspirations in life.  But what are our aspirations?  We should reflect and check this in ourselves. Only we can know our own aspirations –they relate only to us.  And...

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Exchanging Self and Others: Building Bodhicitta Part Two -

Nov 20, 2018

Exchanging self and others is the supreme method for building our bodhicitta. We develop this through a process called tonglen, or “sending and receiving”. And how exactly do we practice this exchange?...

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Building Bodhicitta: Part One -

Nov 13, 2018

As Buddhist practitioners, we begin by always bringing our practice to our own mind,  and our own level of experience–regardless of what practice we do.  We want to see integration of our...

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Categorizing Buddhist Teaching: Three Levels -

Jun 6, 2018

Three Levels We can categorize Buddhist teachings in many different ways.  In this video excerpt from a teaching in Malaysia, Phakchok Rinpoche presents one classic view of three levels of teaching as...

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Genuine Compassion -

May 14, 2018

Genuine compassion, Phakchok Rinpoche explains, is compassion free of any aggression. Moreover, that compassion does not have grasping. This compassion is much more gentle. Ultimate or genuine compassion does not have the thought, "I need to save real sentient beings."...

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Unselfish Meditation -

Apr 17, 2018

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...

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