Q&A with Phakchok Rinpoche

Phakchok Rinpoche regularly answers questions from students on their Vajrayana practice. This page collects his answers from Samye Institute’s Vajrayana Membership archive. Some of these responses are from live sessions during Rinpoche’s tours while others are submitted via the membership here. If you want to ask Rinpoche a question about your practice, please fill out the form on this page.

Video Teachings

4 minutes

The Absence of Self: What to Do When Fear Arises?

Phakchok Rinpoche
In this excerpt from a question and answer session with students of the Rigpa Shedra, Rinpoche responded to a student's question about how to deal...
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4 minutes
15 minutes

Four Qualities of a Good Person

Phakchok Rinpoche
Phakchok Rinpoche recently held a question and answer session with students of the Rigpa Shedra in Nepal. In this excerpt, Rinpoche responded to a student's...
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15 minutes
11 minutes

What Does Enlightenment Mean?

Phakchok Rinpoche
Phakchok Rinpoche recently met with students of the Rigpa Shedra in Nepal. During the session, he was asked about attaining enlightenment by following another spiritual...
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11 minutes
8 minutes

Correctly Cultivating Faith and Trust: See for Yourself!

Phakchok Rinpoche
In this video, from a question and answer session at Samye Barcelona, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses how we gradually develop faith and trust....
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8 minutes
Phakchok Rinpoche Answers Student Questions
14 minutes

Phakchok Rinpoche Answers Student Questions

Phakchok Rinpoche
Phakchok Rinpoche answers student questions ranging from dealing with emotions and partners to achieving the highest result of practice. ...
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14 minutes
3 minutes

Working with Pride and Judgement

Phakchok Rinpoche
Learn from Phakchok Rinpoche in this video about how to work with pride....
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3 minutes

Audio Teachings

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....
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6 minutes
4 minutes

Finding a Teacher and Keeping the Relationship Juicy

Phakchok Rinpoche
In this short audio recording, Phakchok Rinpoche answers two student questions about how to find a Vajrayana teacher and how we can keep that relationship...
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4 minutes

Articles

Phakchok Rinpoche Answers Questions on Vajrayana Practice

In this teaching, Rinpoche answers a series of student questions about Vajrayana practice....