Mahayana

Becoming an Authentic Practitioner

Sep 29, 2015

If we remember two points, we can be a more authentic dharma practitioner. First, in every session, and multiple times during the day we can reflect on our motivation for practice. Specifically, as Mahayana practitioners, we aim for the motivation...

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Practice Challenges Advice

Sep 16, 2015

Practice Challenges and Difficulties Practice challenges arise for all of us.  And we all face difficulties in managing our lives and practice.  Phakchok Rinpoche regularly encourages his students from all around the...

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Five Finger Motivation

Aug 21, 2015

As Mahāyāna Buddhist practitioners, we are repeatedly encouraged to check our motivation. All the great masters teach that we should begin each practice session by taking a few moments to check our minds. In this audio clip, Rinpoche shares a...

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The King of Samādhi

Jul 26, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, On this Guru Rinpoche Day that marks the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche’s birth, I would like to share some lines from The King of Samādhi Sūtra. The King of Samādhi Sūtra was...

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Parting from the Four Attachments

Jul 23, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche comments on the 12th century teaching by the great Sakya master. If you are attached to this life, you are not a true Dharma practitioner. If you are attached to saṃsāra, you do not have renunciation. If you are attached to...

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Reflections Upon Wakening

Jul 17, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us some key reflections to start your day with, their importance and the benefits they will bring to your...

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The Importance of Accumulating Merit

Jun 25, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a reminder on the two accumulations. Here he reviews methods relating to the first of the two accumulations: accumulating...

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Compassion in Action

May 28, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far,

We are trying our best over here in Nepal. Thank you all so much for your support. On this Guru Rinpoche day I would like to remind you of a few things. Through the earthquake relief...

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Quotes from the King of Samādhi Sutra

Jan 29, 2015

I hope you are all well wherever you may be. On this precious Guru Rinpoche Day, the first in 2015, I would like to share with you all some quotations from The King of Samadhi Sutra, a very profound teaching...

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Sunshine

Mar 11, 2014

In our lives, we need the spiritual path, meaning we need to practice. So please, be happy in whatever it is that you're doing; don't always look at others and get caught up in...

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