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

Mindful Joyous Year -

Dec 17, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, How have you all been? I very much hope that you and your loved ones have been happy and healthy. As we get close to the end...

Read More

Three Modes of Faith, Bodhichitta, and Refuge -

Nov 17, 2018

Today, on Guru Rinpoche day, I’d like to share with you all a short instruction. There are three modes that pertain to what can be perceived. These are: apparent hidden extremely hidden...

Read More

Meditation without Reflection is Blind -

Oct 19, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far Picking up from where I left off last month, I hope you and your loved ones have been happy and healthy. Since our last message, I have...

Read More

With my Guru in Tharpaling -

Sep 19, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all of you! I hope you all are healthy and happy. As I am sending this message to you all today, I...

Read More

Aspiration for your Happiness and Well-being -

Aug 20, 2018

Dear friends near and far, How have you all been? I very much hope that you all and your loved ones are happy and healthy. Through out all my messages every month...

Read More

Practitioner Phakchok Rinpoche to Lazy Phakchok Rinpoche -

Jul 22, 2018

Dear friends near and far, I am at the moment in Gomde Cooperstown. Hope you all are keeping well and that you are keeping up with your practice. “When keeping up with...

Read More

Things To Remember -

Jun 23, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hoping you all are happy and healthy. Here’s a short message on this Guru Rinpoche Day. When you know there’s nothing more important than the mind, then...

Read More

Letter from my Guru -

May 24, 2018

Dear friends Near and Far, I would like to share this message with you all for today’s Guru Rinpoche Day. My son, you need to understand the dharma that I taught you....

Read More

Letter to Myself -

Apr 25, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope you have all been healthy and happy. I am at the moment at my home base in Boudhanath, Kathmandu. I have been spending my mornings...

Read More

Importance of Pure Perception -

Mar 26, 2018

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to you all and I hope this message finds you all happy and healthy. This particular Guru Rinpoche Day is a special one​...

Read More