practice advice

Improving Ourselves on the Buddhist Path -

Jul 2, 2018

Improving ourselves, or making progress, while practicing the Buddhadharma should be a natural outcome.  Phakchok Rinpoche observes that we practice correctly when our behavior and our Dharma practice function together. We benefit...

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Letter from my Guru -

May 24, 2018

Dear friends Near and Far, I would like to share this message with you all for today’s Guru Rinpoche Day. My son, you need to understand the dharma that I taught you....

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Being Confident and Decisive -

May 20, 2018

Be Decisive! These days, we all have access to lots of teachings and spiritual guidance. We can quickly find Buddhist as well as other spiritual teachings with a quick internet search. We...

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Letter to Myself -

Apr 25, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope you have all been healthy and happy. I am at the moment at my home base in Boudhanath, Kathmandu. I have been spending my mornings...

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Belief Through Practice -

Apr 10, 2018

Belief or faith can mean different things depending on the context. Without any investigation, we may think that belief implies a blind, almost ignorant attitude. In this audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses his own belief in the Buddha's teaching and...

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Be Gentle with Yourself! -

Mar 3, 2018

In this video instruction, Phakchok Rinpoche responds to a student's question about thoughts arising during four foundations practice sessions. Rinpoche advises the student to look at the thought as it arises: look at the thought and then rest. Always try...

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Accumulating Causes for Enlightenment -

Feb 9, 2018

In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the essence of our mind is already enlightened. Yet, even though our nature is pure, that does not imply that we then need to do nothing. We need to accumulate...

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Check Yourself! Advice for Buddhist Practitioners -

Feb 1, 2018

How do we become authentic Buddhist practitioners? In this short audio clip from a teaching in Sao Paolo, Brasil, Khenpo Gyaltsen says each one of us needs to remember to "check...

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Believing Karma -

Dec 22, 2017

Believing karma, cause and effect, makes us authentic practitioners. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche speaks very directly to our cynicism and doubts. He says frankly that we need to believe in karma and in past and future...

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Becoming Genuine: First Steps for Authentic Buddhist Practice -

Dec 15, 2017

Becoming genuine should be a small milestone that we can use to measure our practice. We need to know how to become and be fully...

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