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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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Guru Rinpoche Day Teaching

Saga Dawa

Wonderful advice with key points to remember during the month of Saga...


Buddhist Philosophy

Being Respectful to Those of High Status and One’s Elders

Societal Human Values Series #5 by Hilary Herdman Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, (Srong-brtsan-sgam-po), reigned 629-650 CE. Among his many achievements, he promoted a moral...



Caregiving at a Distance And the Paramita of Generosity

By Andrea ShermanArtwork by Jayne Feinberg Stuecklen Caregiving at a distance is extremely challenging during this time of the coronavirus threat. How do...



Selected Samye Courses Now Donate What You Can!

Samye Institute has made a selection of its course offerings "donate-what-you-can" to...


Buddhist Philosophy

Saga Dawa – The 100,000 Multiplying Month

The Importance of Strengthening our Practice Saga Dawa Saga Dawa (Sanskrit Vaiśākha) is the...



Dhāraṇī and Mantra: A Brief Introduction

by Hilary Herdman In Buddhist texts, we encounter two related but slightly different...



Vajra Claw Puja (Tib. Dorjé Dermo), Chapagaun Gompa, Nepal, May 2020

by Marcela Lopez Pujas in a Pandemic Since March 24th, as in...

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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

“Monks, life is appealing, singled out, considered valuable, pleasant, and highly appreciated by everyone. Life, however, ends in death. Monks, death is neither appealing, nor is it singled out, considered valuable, pleasant, or highly appreciated by anyone.”

Sūtra on Impermanence, (mi rtag pa nyid kyi mdo, Anityatāsūtra )

Translated by: Sakya Pandita Translation Group