Guru Rinpoche Day Teaching

Phakchok Rinpoche sends out short teachings to all students via email on every Guru Rinpoche day.  These messages are composed with the aspiration to inspire students. Rinpoche often uses these teachings to answer frequently asked questions.  Also, he suggests topics that remind us to bring our minds home in the midst of our busy lives. Samye Institute maintains an archive of these teachings spanning the last 10 years. Click here to read more about Guru Rinpoche

The Importance of Dignity -

Jul 29, 2020

On the auspicious day of the birthday of Maha Guru Padmasambhava, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds his students about the importance of developing...

Read More

How to Be Pure -

Jun 30, 2020

Phakchok Rinpoche talks about the quality of having a calm, relaxed mind state and being content. In order to have contentment, one needs to meditate with dignity. Rinpoche also highlights the importance of choosing proper role models to inspire us...

Read More

The importance of being reliable (gyü tenpo) and kind-hearted (sempa zangpo) -

Apr 3, 2020

Dear friends near and far, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and happy, and that you are all staying safe. On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to tell...

Read More

A Big Heart and a Strong Mind (Khokpa Chenpo) -

Mar 4, 2020

Dear friends near and far, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and happy, on this first Guru Rinpoche day of the new year of the Rat. My aspiration for you...

Read More

Chokgyur Lingpa’s Zangdok Palri Aspirations -

Feb 3, 2020

Dear friends near and far, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and happy. To conclude our Copper-Colored Mountain series on this last Guru Rinpoche day of the year of the...

Read More

Khandro Yeshé Tsogyel’s departure to the Copper-Colored Mountain -

Jan 5, 2020

Dear friends near and far, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and happy, as this new year begins. On this Guru Rinpoché day, I would like to share with you...

Read More

Samten Gyatso in Zangdok Palri -

Dec 6, 2019

Dear friends near and far, As always, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and happy. For this Guru Rinpoché day, I would like to share the account of a visionary...

Read More

Dodrupchen Rinpoché Tupten Trinlé Pelzang’s Vision of Zangdok Palri -

Nov 6, 2019

Dear friends near and far, As always, I hope this message finds you well, happy and healthy. For this month’s Guru Rinpoché day, I would like to share with you the short...

Read More