Announcements

Looking for news on upcoming on-line events or live Dharma activities near you? Are you interested in learning about new publications, community outreach efforts, or progress on projects within the sangha? Planning a trip to Nepal or near one of our other centers of activity? Search here first to stay on top of new developments.

Announcing a New Addition to the ‘Advice for Dying Practitioners’ Curriculum

Dec 11, 2020

All of us as practitioners often contemplate our own death, as well as the death of our fellow beloved sangha members.  The question often arises ”how do we best prepare for death”?  If the state of mind and heart are...

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资深喇嘛教学课程—华语弟子专属:冈波巴四法 (The Four Dharmas of Gampopa)

Dec 7, 2020

敬爱的华语金刚师兄们, 欢迎来到资深喇嘛教学系列的主页,桑耶佛学院在帕秋仁波切的要求下,举办的系列课程。仁波切要求喇嘛们从冈波巴四法又称隆钦巴四法开始这个系列。这四句为追随佛法而给予的甚深口诀。 资深喇嘛们将会用藏语教学,届时会有同声华语翻译。 冈波巴四法 (Tib. དྭགས་པོ་་ཆོས་བཞི་, Wyl. dwags po chos bzhi) lo chö su dro war chin gyi lop愿心向法.chö lam du dro war chin gyi lop愿法向道lam trul wa shyik par chin gyi lop愿道断惑trulpa yeshé su...

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Announcing a New Course: In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas

Nov 25, 2020

Samye Institute is pleased to announce a live-session course based on Phakchok Rinpoche’s new book, In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas. This 14-week class will guide participants through the concepts and practices given...

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Featured Publication: In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas

Nov 9, 2020

We are happy to announce the recent publication of Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings based on the King of Meditation Sutra entitled “In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on the Essence of Meditation”....

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Teachings on Mind Nature from Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Aug 19, 2020

On this new moon day we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kyapjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche by announcing the publication of a new volume of his teachings entitled “Vajra Heart...

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Radically Loving: Transcending Anxiety and Stress

Jul 30, 2020

This 3-day (Aug 14th-16th, 2020) online practice retreat led by Erric Solomon will be a mix of teaching and experiential exercises based on Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind, which...

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Announcing a New Guru Rinpoche Pilgrimage App from Nekhor

Jul 29, 2020

We are pleased to launch, on this particularly auspicious Guru Rinpoché Day, the Nekhor app. “Nekhor” in Tibetan means “Circling the Sacred,” or simply “Pilgrimage,” this is exactly what this app will help you...

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Training the Mind: An Introduction – Now Available in Russian Language

Jul 13, 2020

We are happy to announce that the online course “Training the Mind: An Introduction” is now available in Russian. For several months now it has also been available in Simplified Chinese, Bahasa...

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Selected Samye Courses Now Offer What You Can!

May 22, 2020

Samye Institute has made a selection of its course offerings "donate-what-you-can" to use our time in lockdown as an opportunity to study and meditate on key elements of buddhadharma and meditation...

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Tawni Tidwell, TMD, PhD at the Rubin

Mar 10, 2020

We are delighted to share the news that Samye Institute’s frequent contributor, Dr. Tawni Tidwell. PhD, will be giving a workshop on Tibetan Medicine at the Rubin Museum in New York City...

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Suggested Reading

Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, trans. and ed. by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991), vol. 1, pages 468–474.

Ngawang Zangpo, Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2002.

Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, trans. Richard Barron (Junction City: Padma Publishing, 2005), pages 41–48.

Padmasambhava, Legend of the Great Stupa, Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1973

Padmasambhava & Jamgön Kongtrul, The Light of Wisdom, trans. by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boudhanath: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1986-1999), pages 43-47 & Appendix 5.

Taranatha, The Life of Padmasambhava, Shang Shung Edizioni, 2005

Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, Shambhala, 1996.

Yeshe Tsogyal, Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, translated by Kenneth Douglas and Gwendolyn Bays (Emeryville: Dharma Publishing, 1978, republished 2008).

Yeshe Tsogyal, Lotus Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2004.

‘The Life of Guru Padmasambhava’ in A Great Treasure of Blessings, The Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2004.