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29

Dec'17

Mahāyāna Teaching: The King of Aspiration Prayer Part One

Bodhisattvas arise from their practice of the path, but mainly through their own aspirations. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche briefly explains the importance of aspiration and the importance of Samantabhadra's role.

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05

Dec'17

Three Pillars of Tibetan Vajrayāna Practice

Phakchok Rinpoche advises listeners on the best way to enter the Tibetan Vajrayāna Buddhist path by relying on three pillars to build a strong foundation.

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28

Nov'17

Taming Our Minds: Advice for Modern Buddhists

Taming our minds remains the most important lesson taught by the Buddha. We really need to understand that the Buddha taught everything so we can understand and tame our minds.

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19

Nov'17

Failure: Learning from Our Mistakes

Failure is something we usually try to avoid at all costs. One main reason we fail -- both in mundane and spiritual life -- is we lack decisiveness.

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15

Nov'17

Buddhist Vision: Enlightenment!

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

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05

Nov'17

Learning Meditation: A Whole Package

The point of meditation is not to be calm. Instead, in this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the point of meditation is to change!

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30

Oct'17

Mindfulness Means Reminding

Mindfulness means reminding ourselves about how to behave and think. Phakchok Rinpoche gives instructions on how to understand mindfulness as a whole package.

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24

Oct'17

Handling Habits

Handling our habits is a crucial practice for meditators. How does a beginning meditator train?

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17

Oct'17

Aspiration: Water for Compassion

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

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12

Oct'17

Shaking Off Tiredness: A Stretch for Meditation

Shaking off tiredness is an important technique for meditators to learn. Often we rise early to meditate and we may not be fully alert. Or, we may have worked hard all day and be exhausted when we start to sit. Dullness is one of the major obstacles faced by practitioners. Our meditation needs to be fresh. So, what to do?

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