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Phakchok Rinpoche's 2023 Activities

Samye Institute is pleased to announce the overview of Phakchok Rinpoche's global activities for 2023!

The Four Transformative Thoughts

Dharma House NYC 60-06 39th Avenue, Woodside, New York

Phakchok Rinpoche will visit Dharma House NYC, where he will teach on "The Four Transformative Thoughts." The Four Transformative Thoughts are also known as the…

Annual Ngakso Drubchen at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling

Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery Seto Gompa, Seto Gompa Marg 1, Boudha, Kathmandu

The 9-day Ocean of Amṛita (Ngakso) Drubchen is an important tantric mending and purification practice from the Chokling Tersar. The main purpose is to purify tantric samayas.

What is Dignity? Can It Be Trained?

Start: March 16, 2023
End: March 16, 2023
Location: Presbyterian Church
Phakchok Rinpoche will visit Jackson Hole after a five-year absence and talk on "What is Dignity? Can It Be Trained?"

What Does It Mean to Awaken Our Dignity?

Start: March 20, 2023
End: March 20, 2023
Location: Harvard Divinity School
Phakchok Rinpoche will teach on awakening dignity at Harvard Divinity School.

Upcoming Events

Guru Rinpoche Day Messages

Phakchok Rinpoche sends pithy teachings to students via email every Guru Rinpoche Day. View our library of these teachings.

In Tibetan Buddhism, we celebrate the 10th day of each lunar month as Guru Rinpoche day. Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is the Buddha who established Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet. On the outer level, the Mahaguru is the essence of all buddhas and lineage masters. The late master Dudjom Rinpoche wrote a beautiful commentary on The Concise Benefits of the Festival of the Tenth Day.

New Book by Phakchok Rinpoche

Available now!

Praise for Awakening Dignity

“I wholeheartedly recommend this book for all who wish to find happiness and fulfillment in their lives.”

— Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

“Awakening Dignity is a beautiful and compelling practical guide to living a more fulfilling life—meaning a life filled with inner dignity.”

— Richard J. Davidson, author of New York Times bestseller The Emotional Life of Your Brain

Explore Our Student Pathways

Support, education, and community for whichever pathway you are on.

Holistic Living

Path of Meditation

The Nine Yanas

Traditional Vajrayana

Samye, under the direction of Phakchok Rinpoche, is a place where students from all corners of the globe explore how to work with their minds in order to lead meaningful lives. Drawing from authentic Buddhist wisdom traditions, our online platform offers live teachings, structured courses, interactive forums, and community for the modern age.

Dharma Foundations

A selection of recommended articles that cover the essentials of Dharma practice. 

Senior Lama Teachings

Online teachings and question and answer sessions featuring Samye Institute's learned Druplas and Khenpos.

Searching for Inspiration?

Browse our foundational topics—a solid basis for all Dharma practice.

Self-Paced Online Courses

Browse Samye Institute's growing catalogue of courses and support programs.

29 Lessons

The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

In this teaching series, Tulku Migmar Tsering provides detailed teaching and commentary on Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices.

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19 Lessons

The Nine Yanas: Shravakayana

Approach the Buddha’s teachings gradually, learning how to integrate study, reflection, and meditation.

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55 Lessons

Tibetan for Practitioners

Guided by translator Oriane Lavole, this course helps students connect with the Tibetan language and its rich dharmic context.

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32 Lessons

Tukdrub Barché Kunsel Ngöndro

The Four Foundations practices form the gateway for the Traditional Vajrayana path. Each element purifies the body, speech, and mind.

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22 Lessons

Path of Meditation Level Two

Phakchok Rinpoche guides students to recognize the essence of thought and to distinguish mind from awareness.

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17 Lessons

Yoga Asanas for Sitting Meditation

Somānanda Yogi presents exercises designed to improve body pliancy from the Indian, Himalayan and South East Asian yogic traditions.

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5 Lessons

Mobility for Meditators

Trainer Neil Roberts presents a series of gentle stretches designed specifically to improve our mobility.

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79 Lessons

The Noble Wisdom of the Time of Death Sutra

Using a classic Mahayana Sutra, Phakchok Rinpoche gives pithy practice advice covering five core topics on the Buddhist path.

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49 Lessons

Path of Meditation Level One

Phakchok Rinpoche guides students through a year-long experiential meditation practice program.

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44 Lessons

The Concise Sang Offering

This support program offers video and audio teachings on the Vajrayana practice of fragrant smoke offerings.

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9 Lessons

Training in Compassion

Dr. David Shlim gently guides us to make the connection between relaxed open mind and natural compassion.

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32 Lessons

Training the Mind

Phakchok Rinpoche introduces a step-by-step approach to understanding how our minds function.

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Featured Publications Available Now

A Global Dharma Network

Samye is more than just online Dharma teachings. Explore our global network of local groups & Dharma centers.

Enter the Dharma-stream

Local meditation and practice groups

Dhamma Steam

Dharma-stream is a series of regular video teachings directly from Phakchok Rinpoche, designed to be viewed in a group setting. 

Rinpoche has produced several video series’. These teachings are presented in a step-by-step manner, becoming more and more profound over time.

There are many groups in location around the world. If there is no group near you, we can provide support and guidance to help you start one. 

Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying

Explore how Buddhist practice can inform our living, caring, and dying so that they become noble—filled with dignity and grace.

For Experienced Students

We've curated posts for you, based on topics of ritual, devotion, buddha nature, and more.

Commit to Sit

50 hours of Collective Meditation

To date, our global sangha has accumulated over 50 hours of collective meditation! We rejoice in the merit!

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More Activities of Phakchok Rinpoche

Chokyur Lingpa Foundation

Akara Collection

Basic Goodness Foundation

Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications

About Phakchok Rinpoche

Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche was born in 1981 and is a lineage holder of the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa from the Nyingma School of Early Translations and one of the throne-holders of the Riwoche Taklung Kagyu Lineage. Phakchok Rinpoche’s primary root gurus are his grandfather, the late Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and late Kyabje Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.

Reflection Quotes

To experience and embody our dignity, we must come to know both our character and its habitual patterns and recognize that these are not who we genuinely are. We must come to know that our nature is pure and gain experience and confidence in that.
Phakchok Rinpoche, Awakening Dignity, Chapter 4: Three Meditation Teachers
True dignity is not something we learn in a classroom or from reading a book. It must be experienced and embodied.
Phakchok Rinpoche, Awakening Dignity, Chapter 4: Three Meditation Teachers
Compassion without dignity is not stable, nor is it genuine.
Phakchok Rinpoche, Awakening Dignity, Chapter 10: The Compassion to Act
Understanding another person’s suffering motivates us to help them, and dignity and wisdom enable us to do that effectively.
Phakchok Rinpoche, Awakening Dignity, Chapter 10: The Compassion to Act
The fragility of ego destabilizes dignity.
Phakchok Rinpoche, Awakening Dignity, Chapter 9: “Who Am I?”