In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche makes the point that it is not helpful to jump around from one practice to another when engaging in Vajrayana practice. Taking it slowly with Vajrayana means following the pathway as laid out by Guru Rinpoche.
Connecting with Vajrayana, Phakchok Rinpoche explains, means starting from the ground of recalling our pure nature In this video, Rinpoche explains the difference between believing and gaining practice experience.
In this audio excerpt, taken from a teaching given in Japan in 2017, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the core principles of Tibetan Buddhist empowerment. Additionally, he shares some observations about cultural interpretations of empowerment.
In this audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche teaches on the relationship between Guru and disciple. As the guru-disciple relationship is at the heart of the Vajrayana teachings, this teaching is of great value to all those beginning or continuing Vajrayana practice.
In this audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us of the importance of Guru Rinpoche and the benefits of performing feast offerings. He also reminds all students to remember four correct perceptions of Vajrayana practice.
With dignity, we perceive things as they actually are, and we perceive ourselves as we actually are. This clarity of vision and understanding protects us from the distraction and confusion that ordinarily lead us to question ourselves and our reality. The result is a profound and powerful sense of inner stability. Like a diamond.
Phakchok Rinpoche, Awakening Dignity, Chapter 1: The Mirror of the Heart