practice advice

Have Patience with the Teachings! -

Aug 30, 2016

Have patience with the teachings and with yourself. Phakchok Rinpoche gives advice that the proper attitude for receiving teachings is with an open...

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Open, Truthful, and Sincere: Three Fundamental Qualities -

Aug 17, 2016

Three fundamental qualities -- in order to learn how to be open, truthful, and sincere in order to develop spiritually daily...

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What is a Good Practitioner? -

May 30, 2016

What is a good practitioner? What are the signs? How can I check my meditation practice? We may wonder if our meditation is going well. Here Tulku Migmar explains that it is easy to recognize a good...

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Practice This Saga Dawa Month -

May 15, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, I am sending you many happy wishes for Guru Rinpoche Day. This Saga Dawa month is a very important month. Please practice well. I’m going to focus on...

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Training the Mind: Small Steps in Mindfulness -

Jan 20, 2016

What do we really mean when we speak of mind training? It can sound very complicated and too much for us to handle, but we have to understand how to...

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Life is Precious -

Dec 20, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, Tashi Delek, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. I’m back to send messages to all of my dharma brothers, sisters, and friends near and far. I just want to...

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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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The Nature of Our Wrong Thoughts and Emotions -

Nov 21, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all my dharma brothers and sisters wherever you are. Today I would like to discuss a very nice writing by a great...

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Knowing Dharma is Nothing: Doing Dharma is Something -

Nov 10, 2015

Mind Creates Experience In this audio clip from a talk at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown in August 2015, Kyabön Phakchok Rinpoche describes how our mind creates our experience. Rinpoche explains that because...

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Overcoming Laziness: How to Improve on the Spiritual Path -

Oct 29, 2015

Overcoming Laziness Phakchok Rinpoche teaches us how to overcome laziness and lack of progress on the path. His advice may at first sound surprising. But he explains that holding on to a...

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