Welcome to Samye Institute

A place where students from all corners of the globe explore how to work with their minds in order to realize the liberating wisdom of the Buddha. Drawing from authentic Buddhist traditions, we offer educational resources, interactive forums, and a vibrant global community to support your practice.

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Buddhist Philosophy

Opening the Door to Authentic Meditation

By Jack deTar “The profound equality of all beings is only known in the moment in which ‘I’ no longer exists. Only...

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Announcements

Monthly 100,000 Feast Offerings (Tsok Bum)

Information last updated: October 12, 2020 Dear Sangha brothers and sisters, Welcome to the main landing page for the series of seven tsok...

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Community

The Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik Online Global Feast Offering

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for participating in our recent Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik Tsok Bum, the...

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Sangha Reflections

Radically Loving – Transcending Anxiety and Stress

By Helen Felcey, Altrincham, UK I attended a three-day webinar retreat, Radically...

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Taking Obstacles Onto the Path

By Jamie Gaddy About two years ago we suffered the sudden loss...

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Enroll in one of our short-term or long-term study programs and receive guidance from Tibetan & Western instructors on a range of subjects.

A Global Network of Dharma Friends

Samye is more than just online Dharma teachings, we also have a global network of local groups & Dharma centers. Find out more about our community activities & groups.

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Cultivating Kindness and Managing the Mind with Tools from the Buddha’s Wisdom Traditions

Samye Institute presents on-line and live teachings, instruction, and events derived from authentic Buddhist wisdom traditions. On this on-line platform, individuals seeking answers as to how to live a meaningful life can explore how to work with their minds. Additionally, Buddhist practitioners, both newer and long-term students, will find resources here to support their study, reflection, and meditation. Here you may find teachings on working with the emotions and the mind, introduction to meditation, training in compassion, Mahāmudrā meditation, and special practices unique to our tradition. Our aspiration is to offer tools and training to enable practitioners of all levels to practice authentically and confidently.

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Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

Phakchok Rinpoche sends out short inspiring teachings to all students via email on every Guru Rinpoche day. Rinpoche often uses these teachings to answer frequently asked questions. Also, he suggests topics that remind us to bring our minds home in the midst of our busy lives.

Weekly Reflections

If we maintain the realization of the empty nature, we maintain all of the powers and qualities of the Buddha. Buddha-fields, which are inseparable from the mind’s nature, unfold wherever there is a buddha. If we maintain this realization, pure compassion radiates outward to all sentient beings.

Phakchok Rinpoche, In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas