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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The Path of Meditation Level Two

This Path of Meditation Level II home practice support program follows the time-honored tradition of the great Mahāmudrā masters of the past,...

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Training in Kindness

These days, in a busy and sometimes angry world, we often don’t observe a lot of kindness in our interactions. When we...

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Saga Dawa – The 100,000 Multiplying Month

The Importance of Strengthening our Practice Saga Dawa Saga Dawa (Sanskrit Vaiśākha) is the fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar and is considered...

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Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen

May everyone who sees a Buddha image, hears the Buddha’s name, or...

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5 Ways to Radically Increase your Joy

By Erric Solomon Buddhists often wonder if happiness is too trivial a...

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Five Fundamental Precepts

Five Fundamental Precepts Establish a Basis for Ethical Behavior The Buddha taught...

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Supplication

Supplication: The Real Meaning Supplication is a key element of Tibetan Buddhist...

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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

“The very fact that something comes into being makes it possible, and indeed necessary, for that thing to cease. Its origination is the primary condition for its ultimate cessation. So when we understand the impermanence of all things, we understand that they are going through this process of cessation in each moment. This is the significance of the first axiom of Buddhism, that all composite phenomena are impermanent.”

Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama, Essence of the Heart Sutra: The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings

Translated by: Thupten Jinpa