In this teaching, Rinpoche answers a series of student questions about Vajrayana practice.
Practitioners should take advantage of all opportunities to increase the accumulation of merit easily and swiftly. We need to know how to magnify our virtues. Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us regularly that we need to consistently accumulate merit.
“Don’t rush Dharma practice”, Phakchok Rinpoche advised an audience at Gomde Austria. But, on the other hand, don’t be too lazy–instead, practice self-reflection and motivation regularly.
Mahāsiddha stories may inspire us throughout our practice of the Buddhist path because we hear how people from all walks of life, and all types of background became accomplished masters. And often their path to enter Dharma practice comes about through strange or unusual circumstances. In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shares just a few of his favorite stories.
Sadhana practice is the essence practice of the Vajrayana tantras. Many great masters brought us important tantras, but in order to practice them, we use practice manual texts. In Tibetan, we use the term druptap (sgrub thabs). In Sanskrit the name is sādhana. This translates as “the means of accomplishment.”
Phakchok Rinpoche shares the importance of Sadhana Ritual as the key method to bring about wisdom on the path of Vajrayana.