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,...


Buddhist Philosophy

Tonglen Practice: Developing Bodhicitta

  Bodhicitta means the mind of awakening. Phakchok Rinpoche often reminds us to cultivate the motivation that everything we do is for...


Buddhist Philosophy

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...


Buddhist Philosophy

What Devotion Really Is: Part 2 Cultivating Devotion and Sometimes Saying No

By Erric Solomon How to Cultivate Devotion In modern culture, we seem...


Buddhist Philosophy

What Devotion Really Is: Part 1 Devotion Beyond Concepts

By Erric Solomon What is devotion? Is there something about the guru/disciple...


Buddhist Philosophy

Segmented Understanding – Skillfully Interpreting the Buddha’s Teachings

“Segmented understanding” or “partial” or “limited” understanding of the Buddha’s teachings can...


Buddhist Philosophy

Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen

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

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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

“Cultivate kindness and compassion, And always aspire to rejoicing and equanimity. Always follow the teaching of the jinas And quickly become one who benefits the world”.

The King of Meditation Sūtra, Samādhi­rāja­sūtra , ’phags pa chos thams cad kyi rang bzhin mnyam pa nyid rnam par spros pa ting nge ’dzin gyi rgyal po zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo)

Translated by: Translated by Peter Alan Roberts