motivation

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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Aspiration: Water for Compassion -

Oct 17, 2017

Aspiration is like water, and motivation is like the seed. You plant a seed and want to see the plant grow. Water is the...

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Self-Encouragement in Practice -

Jun 6, 2017

In this audio teaching given at Riwoche Temple in Toronto, Phakchok Rinpoche relates personal examples of how he encourages...

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Bodhicitta Aspiration and Application -

May 9, 2017

Bodhicitta of aspiration means the to wish to benefit beings and for all beings to be enlightened. Application means integrating that with everything we do....

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Motivation and Excitement -

Apr 18, 2017

Motivation and Excitement: Learning to Distinguish We need to check our motivation carefully. This is a teaching we often receive, but do we hear or practice it? That’s why Phakchok Rinpoche asks us to...

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Buddhist Training Tools: Skillful Means -

Mar 14, 2017

Buddhism offers us so many types of training tools.  In this video clip, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses the vast array of training tools that we can use to change our lives....

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Finding a Genuine Way -

Jan 3, 2017

Finding a genuine way to practice is quite easy to talk about, Phakchok Rinpoche teaches. But, he warns us that it is actually quite difficult to do. Finding a genuine way can be very challenging. What we really need...

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Reflection: Importance of Motivation -

Nov 3, 2016

Asking Why Whatever it is we do, it’s very important to know why we are doing it. In this audio clip, from September 2016, Phakchok Rinpoche talks about the importance of motivation for...

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Three Key Steps for a Meditation Session -

Oct 18, 2016

  Three key steps can improve your meditation sessions and ensure that your practice is meaningful. In this audio clip from a retreat in Hong Kong, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds students to always...

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