practice advice

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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No Excuses -

Oct 22, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. I am back again to remind all of my dharma brothers, sisters, and friends that life is short and sometimes challenging, so please...

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Mind is the Key: Dharma Versus Non-Dharma -

Oct 21, 2015

Understanding Mind: Key to All Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us again and again to remember one crucial point; our mind is the key thing we need to understand. In these short audio clips...

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It is Easy to Awaken. What Does Awakening Bring? -

Oct 9, 2015

Awakening is Possible In these two brief audio files from early 2015, Phakchok Rinpoche addresses questions that many practitioners have about their path and practice. These common doubts can create confusion about...

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