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 and compassion 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 Teachings

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

Phakchok Rinpoche shares the Four Dharmas of Gampopa and the meaning of these profound words of advice, so we can apply them...

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Annual Pujas at Do-Ngak Ling Monastery

The annual pujas will auspiciously start with the dakini puja of Vajra Claw. It is followed by a Sampa Lhundrup feast offering...

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Holistic Living

The Paramita of Patience and Caring For People with Dementia

It can be very challenging to care for a person who has dementia. Patience is key. They may need intense caregiving and...

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Preparing to Die, Learning to Live

In “Preparing to Die, Learning to Live,” Tulku Migmar discusses how preparing...

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Buddhist Philosophy

Maintaining Meditation Discipline

Although we often understand discipline to refer to the actions of the...

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Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

Supreme Mind Training

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us some of Atisha's Root Verses on Training...

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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, Developing Dignity, and Managing the Mind with Tools from the Buddha’s Wisdom Traditions

Samye Institute presents audio, video, and live instruction derived from authentic Buddhist wisdom traditions. Additionally, we provide access to pre-recorded and live Tibetan Buddhist ritual events. On this platform, open-minded 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. Samye features teachings on working with the emotions and the mind. Explore our blogs and courses to learn meditation, train in kindness and compassion, and develop innate dignity. Our offerings include training in Mahāmudrā meditation, and Vajrayana practices unique to our lineage. 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

Practicing real compassion with release from ego is like dealing with a scale that has been piled with weights on one side. One by one, you remove each weight of grasping, agenda, and attachment.

Phakchok Rinpoche, In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas