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

Princess Mandarava’s Prayer to Guru Rinpoche

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a supplication from Princess Mandarava to Guru Rinpoche in order to inspire us in our devotional...



Guru Padmasambhava and Glorious Samye Monastery

The quotation above comes from Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche’s  composition, The Concise Benefits of the Festival of the Tenth Day.  Rinpoche reminds us...



Monthly 100,000 Feast Offerings (Tsok Bum)

Phakchok Rinpoche believes that the tremendous magnetizing power of these tsok bum will be particularly effective in this period of global pandemic...


Buddhist Philosophy

Seeing the Buddha, Becoming the Buddha: Formal Meditation Instruction from Phakchok Rinpoche

Within In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas, Phakchok Rinpoche clearly shows how genuine...



Featured Publication: “In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas.”

We are happy to announce the recent publication of Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings...


Buddhist Philosophy

Celebrating Lha Bab Düchen

Lha Bab Düchen Lha Bab Düchen (lha babs dus chen) in Tibetan translates...

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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

If we maintain the realization of the empty nature, we maintain all of the powers and qualities of the Buddha. Buddha-fields, which are inseparable from the mind’s nature, unfold wherever there is a buddha. If we maintain this realization, pure compassion radiates outward to all sentient beings.

Phakchok Rinpoche, In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas