Self-reflection

Building Routine -

Jan 29, 2018

Building routine helps us carry our practice throughout our daily life. Family and work are both very important in our lives. But first, we need to know how to take care of ourselves. In this audio excerpt, Phakchok Rinpoche gives...

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Common Sense, Uncommon Sense: The Buddha’s Message -

Jan 12, 2018

Over 2500 years ago, the Buddha chose a different approach. We could call it uncommon sense: meaning it was almost the opposite of how we commonly...

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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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Mind: The First Mantra -

Sep 5, 2017

"Mind" is the word we should recollect repeatedly and contemplate. The word "mantra" has one general meaning as an instrument of thought....

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Sense of Balance -

May 30, 2017

When we interact with our partners, our parents, our children, and our extended family, we should always switch our perspective back and forth between ourselves and others. This helps us maintain a balance. This sense of balance reduces the likelihood...

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Finding a Genuine Way -

Jan 3, 2017

Finding a genuine way to practice is quite easy to talk about, Phakchok Rinpoche teaches. But, he warns us that it is actually quite difficult to do. Finding a genuine way can be very challenging. What we really need...

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Three Key Steps for a Meditation Session -

Oct 18, 2016

  Three key steps can improve your meditation sessions and ensure that your practice is meaningful. In this audio clip from a retreat in Hong Kong, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds students to always...

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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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The Four Mind Changings -

Jan 25, 2016

Phakchok Rinpoche explains how to practice daily the Four Mind...

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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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