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 Failure -

Jul 3, 2017

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hello. Happy Guru Rinpoche Day again. Today I want to share with you the sixth of the Twelve Manifestations of Guru...

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Gaining the Siddhis -

Jun 4, 2017

Dear Friends Near and Far, Today, I want to continue the Twelve Manifestations series. Now we are focusing on the manifestation named Dzamling Gyenchog, who is Yangdak Heruka inseparable from Guru Padmasambhava. This particular practice of Dzamling Gyenchog that Guru Rinpoche...

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Taming the Maras -

May 5, 2017

Dear Friends Near and Far, Today I want to return to the Twelve Manifestations of Guru Padmasambhava. Removing obstacles, are important. So Guru Rinpoche manifested as Dükyi Shechen, which means “taming the maras.” Dükyi Shechen is the manifestation of Vajra...

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The Wholeness of Wealth -

Apr 6, 2017

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hello! Happy Guru Rinpoche Day again. Today, we are continuing our series on the Tukdrub Barché Künsel Twelve Manifestations. To start, I want to review what I...

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Enhancing Your Clarity, Intelligence, and Wisdom -

Mar 7, 2017

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hello everybody. Happy Guru Rinpoche Day! In today’s message, I would like to explain more about the 12 Manifestations. Guru Rinpoche himself taught that you can magnetize...

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The Two Magnetizing Qualities -

Feb 6, 2017

Dear Friends Near and Far,   Hello. Happy Guru Rinpoche Day! This whole year, I will be sharing a series of teachings based on the Twelve Manifestations of Guru Padmasambhava. The first...

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The Principle of Trust -

Jan 7, 2017

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hello everyone again! Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. This is the third message in my Guru Rinpoche Twelve Manifestations series. In the Tukdrub Barché Künsel, Guru Rinpoche’s first...

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The Practice of Compassion -

Dec 9, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day again! I just want to say many good messages to all of you. The one thing I want to share with you this...

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The Importance of Longevity -

Nov 9, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hello! Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. This particular year is the year of Guru Rinpoche as well as the Monkey Year. Because of this, I’ve been thinking about...

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The Essences of the Three Vehicles -

Oct 11, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. Today I would like to speak on the essences of the three vehicles to remind all of you, as we are all kind...

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