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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,...



Knowing Mind

What is Dharma?….Knowing Mind is Dharma When we hear the word dharma what do we think of? Often we think of sādhana practice,...



Bell and Dorje: Understanding Ritual Objects

In the Vajrayana context, practitioners utilize the bell and dorje as important symbolic ritual items. In this video, Tulku Migmar explains just...



Five Fundamental Precepts

Five Fundamental Precepts Establish a Basis for Ethical Behavior The Buddha taught...




Supplication: The Real Meaning Supplication is a key element of Tibetan Buddhist...



Defining “Dharma”: Method and Wisdom

We have a lot of negative emotions, don't we? And traditionally, Buddhist...



Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen

  Remembering the Buddha, on Saga Dawa Düchen means an opportunity to...

Join Our Home Study Courses

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

"Friends from the past, similar to us in age and strength, have been taken, all of a sudden, by the Lord of Death, so with what confidence can we possibly claim that we shall not fear when death’s time arrives?"

Könchok Tenpe Drönme, Verses of Advice for Meditating on Impermanence

Translated by: Tenzin Jamchen (Sean Price)