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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Student Reflections on Gomde Cooperstown’s Virtual Retreats – May 23 to June 1, 2020

Are you curious about what an online retreat is like? What type of experience can you expect? Is it beneficial? Recently, over...


Buddhist Philosophy

Radically Loving: Creating Sparks of Love

Our true nature is unconditional love....



The Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel Online Global Feast Offering

Dear friends near and far,  Thank you all for joining the online global ganachakra feast offering of Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel on...



Radically Loving: Transcending Anxiety and Stress

This 3-day (Aug 14th-16th, 2020) online practice retreat led by Erric Solomon...



Announcing a New Guru Rinpoche Pilgrimage App from Nekhor

We are pleased to launch, on this particularly auspicious Guru Rinpoché Day, the...


Buddhist Philosophy

Birth of Guru Rinpoche

On the 10th day of the fifth and sixth months of the...

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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

"One should also consider all compounded phenomena as impermanent, impermanence as suffering, and suffering as selfless. "

The Sūtra “Destroyer of the Great Trichiliocosm”, (Mahā­sāhasra­pramardanī ,stong chen mo rab tu ’joms pa zhes bya ba’i mdo )

Translated by: Translated by the Dharmachakra Translation Committee