Phakchok Rinpoche will lead students through selected verses from the profound Perfection of Wisdom sutra that teaches emptiness.
Phakchok Rinpoche's 2023 Activities
Samye Institute is pleased to announce the overview of Phakchok Rinpoche's global activities for 2023!
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Guru Rinpoche Day Messages
Phakchok Rinpoche sends pithy teachings to students via email every Guru Rinpoche Day. View our library of these teachings.
In Tibetan Buddhism, we celebrate the 10th day of each lunar month as Guru Rinpoche day. Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is the Buddha who established Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet. On the outer level, the Mahaguru is the essence of all buddhas and lineage masters. The late master Dudjom Rinpoche wrote a beautiful commentary on The Concise Benefits of the Festival of the Tenth Day.
Awakening Dignity by Phakchok Rinpoche
“I wholeheartedly recommend this book for all who wish to find happiness and fulfillment in their lives.”
— Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
“Awakening Dignity is a beautiful and compelling practical guide to living a more fulfilling life—meaning a life filled with inner dignity.”
— Richard J. Davidson, author of New York Times bestseller The Emotional Life of Your Brain
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Samye, under the direction of Phakchok Rinpoche, is a place where students from all corners of the globe explore how to work with their minds in order to lead meaningful lives. Drawing from authentic Buddhist wisdom traditions, our online platform offers live teachings, structured courses, interactive forums, and community for the modern age.
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In this teaching series, Tulku Migmar Tsering provides detailed teaching and commentary on Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices.
Approach the Buddha’s teachings gradually, learning how to integrate study, reflection, and meditation.
Guided by translator Oriane Lavole, this course helps students connect with the Tibetan language and its rich dharmic context.
The Four Foundations practices form the gateway for the Traditional Vajrayana path. Each element purifies the body, speech, and mind.
Phakchok Rinpoche guides students to recognize the essence of thought and to distinguish mind from awareness.
Somānanda Yogi presents exercises designed to improve body pliancy from the Indian, Himalayan and South East Asian yogic traditions.
Trainer Neil Roberts presents a series of gentle stretches designed specifically to improve our mobility.
Using a classic Mahayana Sutra, Phakchok Rinpoche gives pithy practice advice covering five core topics on the Buddhist path.
Phakchok Rinpoche guides students through a year-long experiential meditation practice program.
This support program offers video and audio teachings on the Vajrayana practice of fragrant smoke offerings.
Dr. David Shlim gently guides us to make the connection between relaxed open mind and natural compassion.
Phakchok Rinpoche introduces a step-by-step approach to understanding how our minds function.
Dharma-stream - Local MEditation Groups
Dharma-stream is a series of regular video teachings directly from Phakchok Rinpoche, designed to be viewed in a group setting.
Rinpoche has produced several video series’. These teachings are presented in a step-by-step manner, becoming more and more profound over time.
There are many groups in location around the world. If there is no group near you, we can provide support and guidance to help you start one.
For Experienced Students
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Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying
Explore how Buddhist practice can inform our living, caring, and dying so that they become noble—filled with dignity and grace.
More Activities of Phakchok Rinpoche
Chokyur Lingpa Foundation
Basic Goodness Foundation
Lhasey Lotsawa Translations & Publications
About Phakchok Rinpoche
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche was born in 1981 and is a lineage holder of the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa from the Nyingma School of Early Translations and one of the throne-holders of the Riwoche Taklung Kagyu Lineage. Phakchok Rinpoche’s primary root gurus are his grandfather, the late Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and late Kyabje Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.