Vajrayana

Students who have prior familiarity with Buddhist principles, prior meditation experience, or a strong connection to Vajrayana Buddhism may decide to enter this path. One begins by taking the refuge and bodhisattva vows. This path was most commonly followed by the practitioners and great masters of the past in Tibet. As Phakchok Rinpoche is a primary lineage holder of the New Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa or Chokling Tersar, this path centers around these profound teachings and practices.

Video Teachings

99 minutes

Losar 2024 Ngondro Retreat – Refuge, Bodhicitta and Prostrations

Tulku Migmar Tsering
In this video, Tulku Migmar Tsering introduces the four (or five) foundations of the preliminary practices, with a special emphasis on refuge, bodhicitta and prostrations....
video
99 minutes
45 minutes

Losar 2024 Ngondro Retreat – Introduction

Tulku Migmar Tsering
In this video, Tulku explains why these foundational practices are more important than the main part of practice....
video
45 minutes
5 minutes

The Veil of Subtle Habit: The Four Obscurations, Part Four

Phakchok Rinpoche
Phakchok Rinpoche continues his teaching on the four veils or four obscurations with the fourth veil. In Buddhist terminology, this is called the obscuration of...
video
5 minutes
110 minutes

The Practice of Mahayoga as Mind Training, Session Two

Khenpo Gyaltsen
Mind training in the context of Mahayoga relates to the two stages of development and completion stages. When we talk about secret mantra teachings one...
video
110 minutes
104 minutes

The Practice of Mahayoga as Mind Training, Session One

Khenpo Gyaltsen
Mind training in the context of Mahayoga relates to the two stages of development and completion stages. When we talk about secret mantra teachings one...
video
104 minutes
1 minutes

The Mental Veil: The Four Obscurations, Part Three

Phakchok Rinpoche
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the third obscuration. This is usually called the "cognitive obscuration" but many of us don't understand what that means....
video
1 minutes

Audio Teachings

Instant Liberation
23 minutes

Guru Rinpoche: Stories to Increase Devotion and Trust

Phakchok Rinpoche
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche recounts stories of Guru Rinpoche's magnificent activities to increase the faith and devotion of disciples....
audio
23 minutes
19 minutes

Feast Offerings: Skillful Means in the Vajrayāna

Phakchok Rinpoche
Feast offerings are very important in the Vajrayāna tradition. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche describes the meaning and significance of this ritual practice....
audio
19 minutes
Confession
25 minutes

The Practice of Confession and Restoring Vows

Phakchok Rinpoche
In this audio recording, Phakchok Rinpoche leads a group in the Narak Kong Shak lamenting apology and gives a brief explanation of each section of...
audio
25 minutes
9 minutes

The Four Mind Changings

Phakchok Rinpoche
In this brief presentation, Phakchok Rinpoche leads students step-by-step through the Four Mind Changings....
audio
9 minutes
accumulating merit
1 minutes

The Importance of Accumulating Merit

Phakchok Rinpoche
In this short pith instruction, Phakchok Rinpoche recalls the specific benefits of accumulating merit and reminds us how vital it is to our success on...
audio
1 minutes
6 minutes

Developing Joy in Practice

Phakchok Rinpoche
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche answers a question from an intellectual student about how to generate joy in our practice....
audio
6 minutes

Articles

Tukdrup Barché Kunsel Shrine Diagram

Many students ask questions about how to set up a proper Tukdrup Barché Kunsel shrine for group practice or at home. Phakchok Rinpoche has kindly...

The Damdzin Namtrul

An interactive guide to the famous prayer to the Chokling Tersar lineage masters....
9 minutes

Accumulating Causes for Enlightenment

In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the essence of our mind is already enlightened. Yet, even though our nature is pure, that...
9 minutes
8 minutes

Four Qualities of Mind: Mind Nature

Phakchok Rinpoche explains the purpose of our meditation practice. Here he stresses that we can familiarize ourselves through direct experience with the four qualities of...
8 minutes

Practice Companions

Phowa and Amitabha Practices · Vajrayana
Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings on the Liberation Upon Hearing, a text used to guide the deceased through the bardo-states before their subsequent rebirth, or ultimate liberation.
The Foundation · Vajrayana
Enhancing and Dispelling Obstacles · Vajrayana