motivation

Becoming an Authentic Practitioner

Sep 29, 2015

If we remember two points, we can be a more authentic dharma practitioner. First, in every session, and multiple times during the day we can reflect on our motivation for practice. Specifically, as Mahayana practitioners, we aim for the motivation...

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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

As Mahāyāna Buddhist practitioners, we are repeatedly encouraged to check our motivation. All the great masters teach that we should begin each practice session by taking a few moments to check our minds. In this audio clip, Rinpoche shares a...

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Four Key Points to Improve Your Dharma Practice

Aug 17, 2015

Four Key Points to Improve Your Practice - Phakchok Rinpoche shares the classic example of how to approach practice, emphasizing four key...

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Reflections Upon Wakening

Jul 17, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us some key reflections to start your day with, their importance and the benefits they will bring to your...

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Compassion in Action

May 28, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far,

We are trying our best over here in Nepal. Thank you all so much for your support. On this Guru Rinpoche day I would like to remind you of a few things. Through the earthquake relief...

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Motivation, Aspiration, Devotion

Apr 23, 2015

In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us the importance and relationship between motivation, aspiration and...

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Remember How Lucky You Are

Mar 29, 2015

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to you all! At the moment I am in Chile and this morning recorded a short video for this month’s email in which I mention three simple...

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The Three Excellences

Dec 31, 2014

As we all know, dharma practice is very important, and in particular, to practice the dharma on a daily basis. Concerning practice, there is a teaching known as 'the three excellences'. This is a most precious teaching and something we...

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