Motivation

The Importance of Motivation

At the start of this Western new year, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us about the importance of motivation and the need to examine it continuously using...
spiritual loneliness
3 minutes

Avoiding Spiritual Loneliness

Phakchok Rinpoche encourages us to meditate correctly every morning. Don’t meditate like a dead tree! That means that we are approaching the session alone....
3 minutes

The Mirror of Self-Reflection

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a few fundamental points one needs to understand with regards to one's Dharma practice. ...
Multiplying
9 minutes

Multiplying Effects: Five Ways of Multiplying Merit

Practitioners should take advantage of all opportunities to increase the accumulation of merit easily and swiftly. We need to know how to magnify our virtues....
video
9 minutes
What is Ritual?

What is Ritual?

Hilary Herdman shows how ritual practice tames our minds as we perform particular physical and verbal actions....

Motivation: The Real Meaning of Bodhicitta

In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche challenges us to come to understand the correct motivation. “Motivation is a reflection of yourself”, he teaches. This shows how...
Ground, Path, Fruition

Mahāyāna Practice Supports

As Vajrayāna and Mahāyāna practitioners we can regularly engage in self-reflection to check our progress. We gradually train in understanding these crucial points to give our...
Motivation

Motivation or Intention

Motivation or intention precedes any activity, even if we don't realize or acknowledge it. According to traditional Buddhist teachings, the initial motivation really determines whether...
Aspirations

Aspirations Reflect Our Motivation

This article discusses the importance of our aspirations and motivations to truly benefit other sentient beings....
Be sincere

Be Sincere!

We all can benefit from learning how to be sincere--to be genuine. Phakchok Rinpoche acknowledges that being genuine is very difficult. When we try to...

Categorizing Buddhist Teaching: Three Levels

Phakchok Rinpoche presents one classic view of three levels of teaching as laid out in the Tibetan Buddhist perspective.   Here, he explains that buddhas teach...
Unselfish motivation

Unselfish Meditation

When we practice meditation, we should aim for unselfish meditation. That means we need to learn how to set our motivation. In this audio teaching...