In August 2014, Bodhi Kids founder Maya van der Meer had the fortunate opportunity to interview Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche, holder of the Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa from the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Scroll down to watch the interview segments.
Rinpoche grew up with the most profound Dharma around him at all times. His grandfather, the late Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche is one of his main teachers along with the incomparable Kyabje Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. He also received a traditional education from the Dzongsar Shedra in India. Nevertheless, Rinpoche shares how so much depends on skillful parental guidance and care. His mother, Sangyum Dechen Paldron, still had to teach him not to kill bugs; she still had to check to make sure he wasn’t being lazy in his studies; and she herself had to balance her expressions of love and discipline towards him.
Today, Rinpoche balances his responsibilities to his lineage and students around the world with being a family man. He has a wife and two young children. Rinpoche shares such skillful and wise advice for parents in this interview: how to work your own mind and how to guide your own children. Rinpoche even answers some questions from parents on the Bodhi Kids Facebook page such as, “How do I help my son who has an anxiety disorder?”
Enjoy the playlist below (this clips from the interview play one after another) and we hope it is of benefit to you and yours! Sarva Mangalam!