motivation

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

Meditation can bring us good results. But, conversely, if our motivation is bad, it can also give us very bad results. If we start our meditation practice with a selfish motivation, the result will be selfish. Even though we may...

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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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Good Karma: Motivation to Practice Dharma

Oct 4, 2016

Good karma is a popular phrase these days. Here in a video from a teaching given in Brazil, Phakchok Rinpoche explains it in a specific...

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Avoiding Spiritual Loneliness

Aug 23, 2016

Phakchok Rinpoche encourages us to meditate correctly every morning. Don’t meditate like a dead tree! That means that we are approaching the session...

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Three Things

Jun 14, 2016

Dear friends near and far Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all of you. I am going to take this opportunity to remind all of my Dharma brothers and sisters who are on...

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Why Light Offerings?

May 3, 2016

Why lights? Light means understanding because light represents wisdom. And light removes and dispels misunderstanding. All of our sufferings come from not knowing and not seeing. Offering lights or butter lamps indirectly removes confusion. Throughout the Buddhist world, in all...

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Obstacles and Unsteadiness as Aspirations and Spiritual Fuel

Dec 22, 2015

Successful practitioners can deal with unsteady health, emotions, relationships, and difficulties. Emotions and families may always be unsteady.  But, we are so fortunate that we have found the path of Dharma. These kinds of problems should not cause major imbalances....

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Inspiration to Practice – Advice on Dealing With Success and Positive Circumstances

Dec 8, 2015

Inspiration manifests in many ways.Phakchok Rinpoche gives some personal examples of how he inspires himself to practice. And, self-reflection drives the process. Rinpoche advises us to make an honest assessment of our own emotions and behavior. We have to look...

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