Vajrayana Membership

Can We Become Enlightened? Absolutely!

Rinpoche encourages us by showing that we can all achieve enlightenment, we just have to gather the right conditions for fruition.

Vajrayana Membership

Do We Really Need a Teacher?

In this teaching, learn from Phakchok Rinpoche about the importance of a qualified Vajrayana teacher.

Vajrayana Membership

Stories of the Great Masters

Phakchok Rinpoche shares stories of the lineage masters of the past and why we invoke their realization in our lineage supplications.


Teaching on Sur Offering

This this video teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering demonstrates the correct way of practicing the white and red Sur offering revealed by Chokgyur Lingpa.

Buddhist Philosophy

Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen

Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen—his birth, enlightenment, and parinirvāṇa—means an opportunity to practice joyfully. We can take a pause from our busy concerns and reflect on the timeless message of the Buddha’s teaching. Samye Institute invites you to join us in celebrating this day.

Wisdom Spotlight

Building Better Habits

On this auspicious full moon day, we look forward to the Tibetan Lunar New Year on March 3, 2022. As we do so, the team at Samye Institute aspires to encourage all of us to build virtuous and meaningful habits in this Water-Tiger year.

Buddhist Philosophy

Tibetan Losar: New Year, New Habit!

The best way to welcome the New Year is to begin a new positive habit. In Tibetan, the word gom that we usually translate as “meditation”, more accurately means to “habituate” or “to become used to”. And that’s what a habit is—something we do easily and almost spontaneously.