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

Heart Advice from Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche -

May 23, 2010

Dear Dharma Friends, First off, my deepest apologies for my very long silence. I hope you’ve all been happy and healthy. At the moment, I’m traveling between cities and today being Guru...

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Selflessness -

Jul 31, 2009

Hello Everyone, I hope you’ve all been well, happy and healthy. I want to again remind you all to take a moment to reflect on your lives. And as you go on,...

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Meditative Concentration -

Mar 6, 2009

Dear dharma students, friends, brothers and sisters, First off, I would like to deeply apologize for my very long silence. It was in part because of my busy schedule, long hours of...

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The Qualities of Diligence -

Dec 7, 2008

Dear Friends, Sorry for the long silence. I hope you all are well and happy. Please make a note that I was not able to send out last month’s email as I...

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Three Levels of Patience -

Oct 9, 2008

Hello everybody, Today my topic is the sixth chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva, and I would like to talk about the three different levels of patience. The first level of...

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Vigilant Introspection -

Sep 10, 2008

My dear dharma brothers and sisters, I hope this email of mine finds you all well and happy. Today being Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share a few things with...

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Natural Great Peace and The Teaching of Carefulness -

Aug 11, 2008

My dear friends, I hope this email finds you all healthy and happy. For those of you who are receiving this email for the first time, every month on the 10th day...

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Taking Hold of Bodhicitta -

Jul 12, 2008

Dear All, Here I am once again on this very auspicious day of the Lotus Born connecting with each and every one of you out there and hoping that you’ve been well...

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The Confession of Negative Actions -

Jun 13, 2008

Dear all near and far, I hope every one of you is well and happy. It has already been a month since I wrote to you last on Guru Rinpoche’s Day. And...

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The Excellence of Bodhicitta -

May 14, 2008

Dear All, Today being Guru Rinpoche’s Day, I want to remind you all to practice “bodhicitta”. The Excellence of Bodhicitta: Just as on a dark night black with clouds, The sudden lightning...

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