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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

Meditation Training with Focus

“Meditation training with focus” takes many forms.  As we begin to build a habit of mindfulness, we can use one or more...

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Cultivating New Habits for Busy Minds

Cultivating new habits is what meditation is all about.  The most basic Tibetan term for meditation, gom (Tib. sgom), means cultivation, habituation...

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Guru Rinpoche Day Teaching

The Visionary Journey of Shuksep Jetsün Rikdzin Wangmo

Dear friends near and far, As always, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and happy. Today, I would like to...

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Buddhist Philosophy

Mental Maintenance Creates Stability

“Mental maintenance” means working with our own minds.  In this video, Tulku...

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Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers

Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers An Excerpt from “Add Some Grease”:...

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Jobs and the Dharma: Finding a Balance

Jobs and the Dharma can co-exist in our lives. We don’t all...

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Precious Presence: Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche’s Visit to Guru Rinpoche Lhakang in Malaysia

On September 15, 2019 Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche visited and blessed the Guru...

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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

“Moreover, Su­bhūti, great bodhisattva beings who are irreversible always undertake physical actions imbued with loving kindness, and similarly, they undertake verbal actions imbued with loving kindness, and mental actions imbued with loving kindness. Su­bhūti, great bodhisattva beings who possess those attributes, indications, and signs are revealed to be irreversible”.

The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Transcendent Perfection of Wisdom in Ten Thousand Lines”, (’phags pa shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa khri pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo)

Translated by: Translated by the Padmakara Translation Group