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.
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.
In this introductory teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche teaches on Guru Rinpoche and the qualities of beginning the Vajrayana path.
This May, join Samye Institute in a home mini-retreat!
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.
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.
See an update of our Indonesian Sangha’s work in building their beautiful retreat center.
This Christmas Season, Samye Institute was delighted to host Dr. David Shlim’s teaching called “All I Want for Christmas is… More Compassion for Everyone!”
Tsok Bum & Annual Puja: One Hundred-Thousand Tsok Offerings of Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik (The Lake-Born Guru’s Heart Essence)
Learn more about the Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik (The Lake-Born Guru’s Heart Essence) Tsok Bum puja, held on November 14th, 2021
Samye Institute rejoices in the merit of our sangha’s accumulation of the Tukdrup Barché Künsel feast offering prayer during our tsok bum puja.