Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership
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Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

Guru Yoga and the Generation Stage

On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you all some of Guru Rinpoche’s precious pith instructions, from the fourth chapter of the Dispeller of All Obstacles (Tukdrup Barché Künsel), “Quintessential, All-Embracing Wisdom” (Yangtik Yeshé Zangtal).

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Cultivating Devotion

In this video, Rinpoche explains the four components of authentic devotion, and shows us how we can develop this sense through practice.

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Padmasambhava and the Vajrayana Tradition

Phakchok Rinpoche discusses the nature and origin of the Vajrayana, its transmission to Tibet, and its subsequent promulgation throughout the broader Himalayan region and throughout the world

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Receiving Tibetan Buddhist Empowerment

Tibetan Buddhist empowerment may seem very mysterious and like a grand performance. And there is a lot of misunderstanding about what it means to receive an empowerment.

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Five Ways of Practicing Guru Yoga

Since today is such a special and auspicious day, I thought to say little about “Lamey Naljor” or Guru Yoga, which is the practice of merging your mind with the wisdom mind of the guru.