Mind Training

Experience Opens Understanding -

Dec 11, 2018

Experience opens understanding of the Buddha’s teaching, the Dharma, in a different way than simply hearing many teachings.  Here, in this audio recording from a September 2018 teaching in Gomde, Austria, Phakchok Rinpoche...

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Practicing Meditation: Three Main Points -

Aug 21, 2018

Practicing meditation is a key point of applying the Buddhist Dharma. And here, Phakchok Rinpoche explains, we need to approach Dharma practice gradually because most of us have a number of bad habits. First of all, we tend to get...

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Five Negative Emotions -

Apr 3, 2018

Five negative emotions cause us so many problems. In this audio clip, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how Buddha Śākyamuni taught about the mind and about actions. Rinpoche describes these five as they might arise in our daily lives. He also demonstrates how subtly...

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Learning What the Buddha Taught -

Mar 20, 2018

Learning what the Buddha taught could take a lifetime of study, contemplation, and meditation. However, the Buddha often summarized his teachings in simple, easy-to-understand key points. Here, in a one-minute reminder, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the heart of the...

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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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Taming Our Minds: Advice for Modern Buddhists -

Nov 28, 2017

Taming our minds remains the most important lesson taught by the Buddha. We really need to understand that the Buddha taught everything so we can understand and tame our...

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Mind: The First Mantra -

Sep 5, 2017

"Mind" is the word we should recollect repeatedly and contemplate. The word "mantra" has one general meaning as an instrument of thought....

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Training the Mind: Small Steps in Mindfulness -

Jan 20, 2016

What do we really mean when we speak of mind training? It can sound very complicated and too much for us to handle, but we have to understand how to...

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Shrine Offerings: Accumulation of Merit and Mindfulness -

Jan 4, 2016

Shrine Offerings: Mindfulness Practice Mindfulness is a popular buzz-word these days.  Yet we may be under the impression that mindfulness applies either to silent meditation on our cushions, or more “popular” versions...

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