motivation

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?  Isn’t that just a cultural tradition?  What is the benefit of making light offerings?  I’m a modern meditator!  Why should I make butter lamp offerings?  Because we are not accustomed...

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Obstacles and Unsteadiness as Aspirations and Spiritual Fuel -

Dec 22, 2015

Obstacles and Unsteadiness Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche advises us how not to be shaken by obstacles. In this video teaching filmed in summer 2013 at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown, he warns of letting...

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Inspiration to practice – Advice on Dealing with Success and Positive Circumstances -

Dec 8, 2015

Inspiration to Practice Dharma Inspiration manifests in many ways. In this teaching to a Dharma Stream group in NYC in April 2015, Phakchok Rinpoche gives some personal examples.  He explains how he...

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Becoming an Authentic Practitioner. -

Sep 29, 2015

In this audio clip from an extended Question and Answer session in February, 2015 in Nepal, Rinpoche responds to a question that many of us often pose. How do we become authentic...

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Message from Bhutan Pilgrimage -

Sep 23, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, I apologize for the lateness of this Guru Rinpoche Day email. We have been on a pilgrimage for the past week and have been unable to send...

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Practice Challenges Advice -

Sep 16, 2015

Practice Challenges and Difficulties Practice challenges arise for all of us.  And we all face difficulties in managing our lives and practice.  Phakchok Rinpoche regularly encourages his students from all around the...

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Five Finger Motivation -

Aug 21, 2015

Five Finger Motivation Five finger motivation is a method Phakchok Rinpoche learned from his own meditation teacher, Nyoshül Khenpo Rinpoche. These instructions are therefore very precious.  Such personal advice can really make...

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