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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

Repeated Placement: Once Again Resting the Mind

Repeated Placement is the third stage of our calm abiding meditation.  In shamata meditation, our practice proceeds gradually so that we are...



Marriage and Partnership advice from Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche

Marriage and Partnership as Dharma Practice Marriage and partnership can be a particularly fertile ground for practice.  Here sangha members Diana Carey...


Buddhist Philosophy

Continuous Placement in Meditation: Bring Back the Mind

Continuous placement, or establishing continuity, is the second stage of calm abiding meditation.  When we practice calm abiding, or shamata meditation, we’re...


Guru Rinpoche Day Teaching

Dodrupchen Rinpoché Tupten Trinlé Pelzang’s Vision of Zangdok Palri

Dear friends near and far, As always, I hope this message finds...



Impressions from Kurukullé Puja Conclusion

Kurukullé Puja: The Concluding Scene On the last day of the Kurukullé...


Buddhist Philosophy

Everyone Can Meditate: Caring for Our Minds

Everyone can meditate to care for our minds and to reduce suffering. ...



Dantian: An Introduction to the Field of Elixir

Dantian is a term employed in QiGong, Tai Chi and in Chinese...

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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

“Conditioned things are impermanent and without stability; Their nature is to break, like an unbaked earthen vase. They are like things on loan from another, Or a city of sand, so short-lived are they."

Lalita­vistara: The Play in Full, (’phags pa rgya cher rol pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo )

Translated by: Translated by the Dharmachakra Translation Committee