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 and compassion 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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New Publication: The Lotus-Born Guru in India

Our skilled translators at Lhasey Lotsawa have announced the publication of Following in Your Footsteps: The Lotus-Born Guru in India—to be released...



Tsok Bum & Annual Puja: One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfilment of Wishes Puja

Please join us this July in accumulating One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of the Spontaneous Fulfilment of Wishes (Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup) Puja from...


Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

Ultimate Instructions on Mahāmudrā from the Drikung Lord Jikten Gönpo

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us The Fivefold Ultimate, Essential Instructions and Eightfold Samayas of Mahamudra, given by the first throne-holder of the...



In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas Summer Course 2021

Samye Institute is pleased to announce the second live-session course based on...



Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa

On June 11, 2021, we celebrate the 151st parinirvāṇa anniversary of the...


Buddhist Philosophy

Speaking Moderately and in a Gentle Way

As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because...

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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, Developing Dignity, and Managing the Mind with Tools from the Buddha’s Wisdom Traditions

Samye Institute presents audio, video, and live instruction derived from authentic Buddhist wisdom traditions. Additionally, we provide access to pre-recorded and live Tibetan Buddhist ritual events. On this platform, open-minded 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. Samye features teachings on working with the emotions and the mind. Explore our blogs and courses to learn meditation, train in kindness and compassion, and develop innate dignity. Our offerings include training in Mahāmudrā meditation, and Vajrayana practices unique to our lineage. 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

Along the path, we make the aspiration that we may one day descend into the hell realms to teach beings the sublime Dharma that liberates from suffering. The Indian Buddhist master Shantideva said that bodhisattvas descend to the hell realms like swans landing on placid lakes. We too should make the wish to carry out this type of activity, knowing that as a bodhisattva we will see the appearances of the hells as pure.

Phakchok Rinpoche, In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas