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

Motivation, Meditation and Mind -

Sep 17, 2010

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Evening, Wherever you all are, I hope that you have all been well and happy. And now here is my friendly reminder on this Guru Rinpoche...

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Root Tantra of Manjushri -

Aug 19, 2010

Dear Dharma brothers and sisters, It’s a pleasure to be writing you on this Guru Rinpoche Day. I’ve been on the road for the past few days driving from Cooperstown, NY through...

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Benefits of Performing Feast Offerings and the Seven Line Prayer -

Jul 20, 2010

Hello Everyone, Yes, I know I’m a day late, but nonetheless, I hope that you’ve all been happy and healthy. I’ve been well and on the road since our last electronic connection....

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Three Chakras (Wheels) -

Jun 21, 2010

Dear All, It is evening here in Boudhanath, Kathmandu and I’m sitting on my bed, drinking tea, and watching the World Cup: the first half of Chile versus Switzerland. Deliciously lost in...

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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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