Devotion

Five Ways of Practicing Guru Yoga

Since today is such a special and auspicious day, I thought to say little about “Lamey Naljor” or Guru Yoga, which is the practice of...

On Love and Devotion

Phakchok Rinpoche speaks about Guru Devotion, which comes down to love, a fundamental feeling in all our main practices; and so, to cultivate Guru devotion,...

The Secret of the Mind

On the auspicious Treldha Tsechu, Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us four profound verses from the 5th chapter of introspection of Shantideva's Bodhisattvacharyavattara to recall the...
Guru Rinpoche with two of his heart disciples.

Khandro Yeshé Tsogyel’s Prayer to Guru Rinpoche

For this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you Khandro Yeshé Tsogyel’s supplication to the Great Guru, or Mahā Guru, Padmasambhava. Yeshé...
Guru Rinpoche with two of his heart disciples.

Princess Mandarava’s Prayer to Guru Rinpoche

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a supplication from Princess Mandarava to Guru Rinpoche in order to inspire us in our devotional practice....

Birth of Guru Rinpoche

Phakchok Rinpoche shares stories of the miraculous birth of Guru Rinpoche, the Lotus-born Master of Uḍḍiyāna....

Cultivating Devotion

In this series, Hilary Herdman explores the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values, the moral code promoted by teh emperor Songtsen Gampo....

The Visionary Journey of Shuksep Jetsün Rikdzin Wangmo

Today, I would like to share with you the account of the visionary journey to Zangdok Palri of one of the great female practitioners of...

What Devotion Really Is, Part 3 – Infallibly Inseparable

There seems to be a lot of talk in Buddhist blogs, magazines and in real-time lectures about what it means for a guru to be...

What Devotion Really Is, Part 2 – Cultivating Devotion and Sometimes Saying No

In modern culture, we seem to have lost the traditional regard for our mentors. In the old days, you apprenticed to a trade. Your master...

What Devotion Really Is, Part 1 – Devotion Beyond Concepts

What is devotion? Is there something about the guru/disciple relationship that makes it unsuited to the modern world? If this relationship is truly essential to...
Craig Davis

Devotion and the Guru’s Grace

Craig Davis discusses how he approaches guru devotion towards Phakchok Rinpoche....