Mind

Mending and Purification

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Life Goes On

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.

Learning Meditation: A Whole Package

The point of meditation is not to be calm. Instead, in this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the point of meditation is to change!

Inspiration for our Meditation

Inspiration for Our Meditation Training

Inspiration for our meditation training is a boost for our practice. We love to think we can be independent and do everything by ourselves, but is that really realistic? Do we have a good track record?

"Mind": the first mantra

Mind: The First Mantra

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

Vision and mission

Vision and Mission: Buddhahood Part 2

Phakchok Rinpoche continues discussing the types of mind. Finally, he gives very detailed meditation instructions including tips on correct posture and eye position.

Vision

Vision and Mission: Buddhahood Part 1

Vision and mission are terms we know well from our business and life planning. But often, when we begin to meditate, we don’t have any sort of a vision.

Understanding the ground

Understanding the Ground of Meditation

When we learn meditation, we need to start with the base, or ground. First, we should learn not just how to meditate, but also why we need to meditate.

Perception

Perception: Understanding Its Power

Perception has power and it can be surprisingly strong. Normally, perception and habits work together to create a mistaken view of our world.Perception always comes from first not knowing. Perception is the mind’s expression or its reflection. It does not exist out there somewhere in the world.