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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Community Activity

Radically Happy in Vienna and Everywhere

Last year in September 2018, at Gomde Germany-Austria located in the beautiful Austrian Alps I met Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon for...


Community Activity

Sitatapatra, the White Umbrella puja

Chapagaun 2019 The Sitatapatra puja that took place the past December 23 to 25th, marked the end of the cycle of pujas...


Buddhist Philosophy

The Treasury of Blessings: A Practice of Buddha Śākyamuni

Samye Institute is pleased to announce the production and release of a new video visualization of the Treasury of Blessings (see below). ...


Buddhist Philosophy

Reading Namtars

Reading namtars can be a way to inspire one to practice the...



Tibetan for Practitioners Course Now Available

Samye Institute is delighted to announce our Tibetan for Practitioners Home Study...


Guru Rinpoche Day Teaching

Khandro Yeshé Tsogyel’s departure to the Copper-Colored Mountain

Dear friends near and far, I hope this message finds you well,...


Buddhist Philosophy

Antidotes for the Loneliness Epidemic

Loneliness: What’s Going on in our Lives? Researchers are noting that large...

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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

“Bringing down a shower of food and drink, may I dispel the pains of thirst and hunger, and in those times of scarcity and famine, may I myself appear as food and drink”.

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

Translated by: Adam Pearcey, 2007