Phakchok Rinpoche teaches how to create space to feel more calm and lose fear, as well as slow down the loop of negative thoughts.
Spacious Meditation is important throughout our practice. Buddhist teachers often emphasize spaciousness as a quality we should develop. But sometimes, we can become confused about this term: what does it mean to be spacious?What is the difference between having a “spacious” mind and being “spaced out?
It’s clear that to learn to cope, grow and thrive, we need a few different strategies, which means we need to combine a variety of practices that help us get used to being fully present in the face of whatever arises in our mind with practices that help us be kind and caring.
Do we need to meditate? And if so, why? Is there a real benefit from meditation? In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche answers with an emphatic “Yes!” If we actually practice mediation, Rinpoche observes, we go beyond the theory and gain experience. And then, we will feel the benefits ourselves.
Spaciousness is an opportunity to rest our minds. Rinpoche discusses how meditation is not such a big deal. As we start out, it is helpful to keep things simple.
Phakchok Rinpoche introduces us to the rhythm of happiness. He teaches several exercises to help us bring that rhythm with us into our daily life.
Many of us want to be helpful and do charity or volunteer work since it is needed in so many places, but it can also result in burnout.
Real happiness means having a spacious and calm mind. Happiness is not just about having fun. We become happy when we develop a grounded mind that isn’t influenced by whether we have a good day or a bad day. By examining, we can realize that what we normally consider happiness is not reliable.