meditation

Radically Happy: Introduction -

Jun 7, 2018

My phone was buzzing. So, I picked it up and saw it was Phakchok Rinpoche leaving me WeChats. For most of the last year he and I, with a lot of input...

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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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Why Meditate? What Does Meditation Offer? -

May 7, 2018

Why meditate? What benefits does meditation bring, and why might we want to take the time for practice? Phakchok Rinpoche, in this video teaching from a talk at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown, New York, points out very concrete...

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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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Meditation: Not Just Sitting -

Mar 27, 2018

Meditation certainly includes formal sitting practice, but we shouldn't think it stops there. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche explains that meditation doesn't just mean sitting on a cushion and watching our breath. Nor does it mean just practicing whatever specific instruction you...

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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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Building Routine -

Jan 29, 2018

Building routine helps us carry our practice throughout our daily life. Family and work are both very important in our lives. But first, we need to know how to take care of ourselves. In this audio excerpt, Phakchok Rinpoche gives...

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Life Goes On -

Jan 15, 2018

Regardless on who we are, or what our plans and goals are, life goes on. Phakchok Rinpoche, in this audio clip, suggests that we remind ourselves of this fact....

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Three Pillars of Tibetan Vajrayāna Practice -

Dec 5, 2017

Phakchok Rinpoche advises listeners on the best way to enter the Tibetan Vajrayāna Buddhist path by relying on three pillars to build a strong...

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Failure: Learning from Our Mistakes -

Nov 19, 2017

Failure is something we usually try to avoid at all costs. One main reason we fail -- both in mundane and spiritual life -- is we lack...

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