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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Buddhist Philosophy

Having Moderate Food and Wealth

Societal Human Values Series #10 by Hilary Herdman Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, (Srong-brtsan-sgam-po), reigned 629-650 CE. Among his many achievements, he promoted a moral...

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Announcements

Monthly 100,000 Feast Offerings (Tsok Bum)

Information last updated: September 12, 2020 Dear Sangha brothers and sisters, Welcome to the main landing page for the series of seven tsok...

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Buddhist Philosophy

Buddha’s Radical Two-Step Approach to Happiness

By Erric Solomon Over 2,500 years ago, a man sat under a Bodhi tree and had a completely radical insight: suffering was...

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Community

The Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup Online Global Feast Offering

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, Many thanks to all of you for...

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Guru Rinpoche Day Teaching

Practice Advice from the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup

Dear friends near and far, As always, I hope this message finds...

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Buddhist Philosophy

Choosing Good Role Models

Societal Human Values Series #9 by Hilary Herdman Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, (Srong-brtsan-sgam-po),...

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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

“For all the beings ailing in the world, until their sickness has been healed, may I become the doctor and the cure, and may I nurse them back to health.”

Śāntideva, Bodhicaryāvatāra: An Introduction to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

Translated by: Adam Pearcey, 2007