motivation

Motivation or Intention -

Jan 28, 2019

Motivation or intention comes before 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...

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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

Be Sincere: Be Genuine! We all can benefit from learning now to be sincere–to be genuine. Phakchok Rinpoche acknowledges that being genuine is very difficult. When we try to apply in daily...

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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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Change: Why Do We Need to Practice the Four Mind Changings -

Jan 27, 2018

Khenpo Gyaltsen recently taught the four mind changings in Sao Paolo, Brasil. In this excerpt from his talk, Khenpo-la explains that first we have to appreciate the need for...

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Mahāyāna Teaching: The King of Aspiration Prayer Part Two -

Jan 5, 2018

In the second teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche continues his commentary on the text. He emphasizes that although this aspiration prayer is very ancient, we can see that it is very practical and applicable in our daily...

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Becoming Genuine: First Steps for Authentic Buddhist Practice -

Dec 15, 2017

Becoming genuine should be a small milestone that we can use to measure our practice. We need to know how to become and be fully...

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Buddhist Vision: Enlightenment! -

Nov 15, 2017

When we practice meditation, we should have a vision. And our vision should really be vast. We practice to awaken to become...

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Multiplying Effects: 5 Ways of Multiplying Merit -

Nov 8, 2017

Practitioners should take advantage of all opportunities to increase the accumulation of merit easily and swiftly. We need to know how to magnify our virtues. Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us regularly that we need to consistently accumulate merit....

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