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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Guru Rinpoche Day Teaching

The importance of being reliable (gyü tenpo) and kind-hearted (sempa zangpo)

Dear friends near and far, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and happy, and that you are all staying safe....

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Sangha Reflections

Anxiety and Meditation on Campus–Then and Now

by Arthur Versluis A Big Surprise I work in a public research university the size of a small city, with its own...

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Buddhist Philosophy

What can we do if we really start to freak out? (Part 3 – Liberation through Feeling)

by Erric Solomon Panic is Energy A sense of panic isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But how we deal with panic can...

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Dharma-stream in the Time of Quarantine

Stories from Beijing Covid-19, known also as the coronavirus, is now all...

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Buddhist Philosophy

Cultivating Devotion

Societal Human Values Series # 1 by Hilary Herdman Tibetan Emperor Songtsen...

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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

“Again and again, bring to mind all the kindness of beings of the six classes, your own kind parents. If you care for them like your mother of this life, they will love you too, as their very own child.”

Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol, When Remembering My Mother

Translated by: Translated by Adam Pearcey