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The Path of Transformation

Wellbeing | Compassion Training | Meditation

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Introducing the Path of Transformation

Over two decades, Phakchok Rinpoche has tailored Buddhist meditation and compassion techniques to meet the diverse interests and inclinations of individuals. These techniques are part of the Path of Transformation, which focuses on transforming feelings, emotions, and thoughts through three core components:

  1. Wellbeing
  2. Compassion Training
  3. Meditation

In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche gives a general introduction to the Path of Transformation.

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In the Wellbeing modules, Phakchok Rinpoche emphasizes a healthy diet and physical and breathing exercises from ancient traditions. Participants are also guided through techniques to develop emotional wellbeing.

In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the relationship between our breath, our body, and our mind.

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Compassion Training

The Compassion modules train participants in developing and extending kindness, love, and compassion.

The teachings are rooted in two traditional Tibetan mind training texts—The Seven Points of Mind Training by Chekhawa Yeshé Dorjé and The Eightfold Supreme Path of Mind Training by Geshe Langri Thangpa. Instructors guide students through contemplations that are relevant to our modern world.

In this short video, Phakchok Rinpoche demonstrates a simple exercise that aligns our heart and mind.

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The Meditation element in the Path of Transformation is comprised of two courses—Mahamudra Level One and Mahamudra Level Two—which each take 12 months to complete. Participants are advised to spend 100 hours of dedicated practice in each course.

Mahamudra Level One leads participants through shamatha meditation. Here, students learn to focus the mind and develop one-pointedness. The modules also introduce mantras to purify negative character habits.

Mahamudra Level Two (under development) introduces vipashyana (insight) meditation. Here the focus is on observing, re-noticing, and letting go of feelings, emotions, and thoughts.

In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche gives an introduction to Mahamudra meditation.

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