Mahayana

Be Gentle with Yourself! -

Mar 3, 2018

In this video instruction, Phakchok Rinpoche responds to a student's question about thoughts arising during four foundations practice sessions. Rinpoche advises the student to look at the thought as it arises: look at the thought and then rest. Always try...

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Precious Human Life -

Feb 6, 2018

Part Two of Khenpo Gyaltsen's teachings on the 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,...

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Change: Why Do We Need to Practice the Four Mind Changings – by Khenpo Gyaltsen -

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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Mahāyāna Teaching: The King of Aspiration Prayer: Part Three -

Jan 10, 2018

In this final teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that we can do this aspiration prayer as often as we...

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Mahāyāna Teaching: The King of Aspiration Prayer Part Two -

Jan 5, 2018

In the second teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche continues his commentary on the text. He emphasizes that although this aspiration prayer is very ancient, we can see that it is very practical and applicable in our daily...

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Mahāyāna Teaching: The King of Aspiration Prayer Part One -

Dec 29, 2017

Bodhisattvas arise from their practice of the path, but mainly through their own aspirations. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche briefly explains the importance of aspiration and the importance of Samantabhadra's...

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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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Becoming Genuine: First Steps for Authentic Buddhist Practice -

Dec 15, 2017

Becoming genuine should be a small milestone that we can use to measure our practice. We need to know how to become and be fully...

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Buddhist Vision: Enlightenment! -

Nov 15, 2017

When we practice meditation, we should have a vision. And our vision should really be vast. We practice to awaken to become...

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Aspiration: Water for Compassion -

Oct 17, 2017

Aspiration is like water, and motivation is like the seed. You plant a seed and want to see the plant grow. Water is the...

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