Can’t I Just Meditate? Why We Need Skillful Means

Feb 21, 2017

Without skillful means, we are unable to easily gain wisdom. In the past, all the great masters have practiced this way. Because this is the case, Rinpoche requests new students who want to join the Vajrayāna path to engage in the...

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Reflection: Importance of Motivation

Nov 3, 2016

Meditation can bring us good results. But, conversely, if our motivation is bad, it can also give us very bad results. If we start our meditation practice with a selfish motivation, the result will be selfish. Even though we may...

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Three Key Steps for a Meditation Session

Oct 18, 2016

  Three key steps can improve your meditation sessions and ensure that your practice is meaningful. In this audio clip from a retreat in Hong Kong, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds students to always...

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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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Returning to the Root: The Words of the Buddha

Sep 27, 2016

Returning to the root of our practice is something we should all do from time to time as practitioners. This means repeatedly studying the core...

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Avoiding Spiritual Loneliness

Aug 23, 2016

Phakchok Rinpoche encourages us to meditate correctly every morning. Don’t meditate like a dead tree! That means that we are approaching the session...

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What is a Good Practitioner?

May 30, 2016

What is a good practitioner? What are the signs? How can I check my meditation practice? We may wonder if our meditation is going well. Here Tulku Migmar explains that it is easy to recognize a good...

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Understanding the Fruition of Buddha – The Buddha as Refuge

Nov 17, 2015

It may be helpful to remember that reflection on the qualities and the form of the Buddha has been a traditional meditation technique and can be of great benefit. Buddhist masters often suggest that we focus on particular features as...

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Mahamudra Level One – Question and Answers October 2015

Oct 16, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche invited his students from all around the world to ask questions relating to Mahamudra – The Path of Meditation Level One. Questions From Students How can one be non-judgmental yet...

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