Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership
Vajrayana Membership

The Vital Necessity of the Preliminary Practices

In this teaching, Lama Sherab Dorje reminds us of the necessity of the preliminary practices, and how they are said to be more profound than the main part of the practice.

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.

Sangha Updates

Update from Gomde Bali

See an update of our Indonesian Sangha’s work in building their beautiful retreat center.