Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership
Buddhist Philosophy

Birth of Guru Rinpoche

Phakchok Rinpoche shares stories of the miraculous birth of Guru Rinpoche, the Lotus-born Master of Uḍḍiyāna.

Integrity, Honesty, Sincerity
Buddhist Philosophy

Being Honest and Modest

In this article, Hilary Herdman continues her exploration of the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values.

Respecting the Learned
Buddhist Philosophy

Showing Respect to the Learned

Hilary Herdman continues her exploration of the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values by discussing the need to show respect for learned people.

Parental Care
Buddhist Philosophy

Repaying the Kindness of One’s Parents

Hilary Herdman continues her exploration of the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values by considering how we can repay the kindness of our parents.

Societal Human Values
Buddhist Philosophy

Seeking and Practicing the Dharma

Hilary Herdman explores the multiple meanings of the word “Dharma” and what it means for our practice.

Buddhist Philosophy

Cultivating Devotion

In this series, Hilary Herdman explores the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values, the moral code promoted by teh emperor Songtsen Gampo.