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

Wisdom of Passing Sutra -

Jun 18, 2013

Dear Friends, I hope you have all been healthy and truly happy this past month. As many of you probably know, the previous month in the Tibetan calendar was Saga Dawa, which...

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The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising -

Apr 20, 2013

Dear Friends Near and Far: I hope you've all been well and that your dharma practice is flourishing. On 10th April, here at our main monastery in Boudhanath, Kathmandu Chokling Rinpoche kindly began bestowing upon us the empowerments and oral transmissions...

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The Three Gateways to Liberation -

Mar 22, 2013

Dear Friends Near and Far: I hope you've all been happy and healthy. I'm doing very well and at the moment in Kathmandu sitting in our annual Ngakso Drupchen. For today's Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to take you...

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Are You on the True Path? -

Feb 20, 2013

Dear Friends Near and Far: I hope you've all been happy and healthy. I'm well and at the moment in Kathmandu performing the annual Tsekar or White Amitayus (Buddha of Longevity) Drupchen, a nine day puja based on a collection of...

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Padmasambhava comes to Tibet -

Jan 21, 2013

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I have been well and at the moment at the Nagi Gonpa Hermitage performing the Ngakso Drupchen (Ocean of Amrita), a vajrayana mending and purification puja. From the...

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Pith Instructions -

Dec 22, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far: I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I am now back in my hometown in Boudhanath, Nepal. I am going to say few things candidly...

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The Aspiration of the Vajradhatu Mandala -

Nov 23, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far: Greetings to you all on this tenth day of the tenth month of the dragon year! I hope you’ve all been happy and healthy. I am well...

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Keys to Happiness -

Nov 6, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far, Greetings to you all on this Guru Rinpoche Day. I hope you’ve all been healthy and happy. We all want to be happy. This is our fundamental...

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The Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmakara -

Oct 24, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far: I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I am in Arhus, Denmark at our meditation center and all is well here. For today's Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share with you...

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Ego -

Sep 25, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far: I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I am in Guadalajara, Mexico preparing for today's Guru Rinpoche Day's feast offering. I am going to keep each and everyone of you in my mind...

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