The Key to a Meaningful Life

Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche, Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation

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As human beings, we’re all searching for the same thing: happiness and some sense of meaning in our lives. Whoever we are, whether we’re a mother, a father, a son or daughter, a businessman, an artist, a husband or wife, young or old, we all share this simple wish or goal. But nevertheless, often we struggle to fulfill this wish and end up feeling burdened with a sense of uneasiness and dissatisfaction.

Therefore, what Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche would like to share here are seven simple points that can help us lead a meaningful life and become a perfect human being, someone who can benefit themselves as well as others. These seven points or qualities are not specific to any one culture or creed, and though they’re taught in detail in the Buddha’s teachings, they’re also spoken of in many other spiritual and non-spiritual traditions, because, as you’ll see, they are simple common sense. If we have these seven qualities, our lives will become meaningful whichever walk of life we choose to tread, but if we lack any one of these qualities we’ll inevitably encounter problems of one sort or the other.

Speaker's BioBorn in 1981 as the son of Kyabje Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and recognized at a young age, Phakchok Rinpoche is one of the throne-holders of the Riwoche Taklung Kagyu Lineage and a lineage holder of the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa from the Nyingma School of Early Translations. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012 | 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
The Circle Sanctuary, 3rd Floor, Old Union

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