motivation

What is Ritual?

Sep 23, 2019

What is Ritual? I’m Only Here For the Meditation Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche teaches and travels widely throughout the world.  On his tours, he often encounters modern people who are highly skeptical about...

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Training in Kindness

Jun 14, 2019

These days, in a busy and sometimes angry world, we often don’t observe a lot of kindness in our interactions. When we feel this way it can be very helpful to review...

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Motivation: The Real Meaning of Bodhicitta

Feb 21, 2019

In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche challenges us to come to understand the correct motivation. “Motivation is a reflection of yourself”, he teaches. This shows how important it is to examine our own minds. We can use the analogy of holding...

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Mahāyāna Practice Supports

Feb 4, 2019

As Vajrayāna and Mahāyāna practitioners we can regularly engage in self-reflection to check our progress. We gradually train in understanding these crucial points to give our practice a strong...

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Motivation or Intention

Jan 28, 2019

Motivation or intention precedes any activity, even if we don't realize or acknowledge it. According to traditional Buddhist teachings, the initial motivation really determines whether action is virtuous or non-virtuous.  Giving rise to the right motivation or intention guarantees that...

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Aspirations Reflect Our Motivation

Jan 3, 2019

We all have aspirations in life.  But what are our aspirations?  We should reflect and check this in ourselves. Only we can know our own aspirations –they relate only to us.  And...

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Genuine Sincere Motivation

Dec 4, 2018

Genuine sincere motivation builds a steady foundation for practicing the Buddhadharma. Phakchok Rinpoche, here in a teaching given at beautiful Gomde Austria, reminds us that when we come to learn some meditation...

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Be Sincere!

Jul 10, 2018

We all can benefit from learning how to be sincere--to be genuine. Phakchok Rinpoche acknowledges that being genuine is very difficult. When we try to apply it in daily life, this can be challenging for us.We think we are sincere...

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Categorizing Buddhist Teaching: Three Levels

Jun 6, 2018

Phakchok Rinpoche presents one classic view of three levels of teaching as laid out in the Tibetan Buddhist perspective.   Here, he explains that buddhas teach differently according to the capabilities and inclinations of their audience.  Therefore, we see different levels...

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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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