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Phakchok Rinpoche’s Activities

Samye Institute is pleased to announce the overview of Phakchok Rinpoche’s global activities for 2023! This page will be periodically updated for your quick reference to Rinpoche’s teaching, empowerment, and puja activities. For more information on any given activity, click the event details to view further information shared in the general Samye Institute calendar.

Please give special attention to the upcoming activities during the first fifteen days of the Tibetan new year, from February 21st to March 7th. It is pertinent to focus on accumulating merit and wisdom during these days, as all merits are multiplied during this auspicious time which marks the anniversary of 15 days of miracles performed by Shakyamuni Buddha.

Phakchok Rinpoche will be present during the time of the 43rd Annual Fall Seminar at Ka-Nying Shedrub Monastery to offer teachings. The seminar is generally offered during the last week of November. Samye Institute will feature the program after the dates are confirmed by Rangjung Yeshe Institute. Additional activities of Phakchok Rinpoche will be shared here as they are confirmed.

What is Dignity? Can It Be Trained?

Presbyterian Church 1251 S. Park Loop, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Phakchok Rinpoche will visit Jackson Hole after a five-year absence and talk on "What is Dignity? Can It Be Trained?"

Awakening Dignity for Wise Leadership and Genuine Compassion

Mount Holyoke College Blanchard Hall Campus Center Great Room, 50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts

Phakchok Rinpoche will visit Mount Holyoke College, where he will teach on "Awakening Dignity for Wise Leadership and Genuine Compassion."

The Four Transformative Thoughts

Dharma House NYC 60-06 39th Avenue, Woodside, New York

Phakchok Rinpoche will visit Dharma House NYC, where he will teach on "The Four Transformative Thoughts." The Four Transformative Thoughts are also known as the…

Annual Ngakso Drubchen at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling

Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery Seto Gompa, Seto Gompa Marg 1, Boudha, Kathmandu

The 9-day Ocean of Amṛita (Ngakso) Drubchen is an important tantric mending and purification practice from the Chokling Tersar. The main purpose is to purify tantric samayas.

Tukdrup Barché Künsel Tsokbum

Asura Cave Retreat Center Pharping

Note: This event will be livestreamed. Tukdrup Barché Künsel Tsokbum from The Guru’s Heart Practice at the Asura Cave Retreat Center in Nepal on Treldha Tsechu, the 10th day of the monkey month. Alongside the monks we will accumulate a total of 100,000 repetitions of the offering prayer.

Phowa Retreat and Amitabha Teachings

Samye Hermitage New York 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY

Rinpoche will generously bestow the special practice of phowa from the transference of consciousness at the time of death, from the Chokling Tersar.

Phowa Retreat and Amitabha Teachings in Bali

Samye Hermitage Bali Munduk, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali

Rinpoche will generously bestow the special practice of phowa from the transference of consciousness at the time of death, from the Chokling Tersar.

Medicine & Compassion Retreat in Nepal

Gokarna Forest Resort Nagpokhari Marg 390, Gokarneshwor

Phakchok Rinpoche, Lama Oser, and Dr. David Shlim will lead a retreat focused on cultivating compassion, discussing how to integrate that skill into caring and caregiving.

4th Annual Ngakpa Training

Boudha Boudhanath, Kathmandu

Note: The dates for this gathering are tentative. Phakchok Rinpoche will bestow empowerments and teachings to ngakpas and lamas from over 35 districts throughout Nepal.