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

Gaining the Blessings of the Guru -

Oct 30, 2017

Today’s video features Kalden Drendze, and is a continuation of the Twelve Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche series. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche shares a very concise method for gaining accomplishment in the practice through a simple...

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Taming Our Fears -

Sep 30, 2017

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hello.  Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. Today we continue in the Twelve Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche series.  Within the series, we are now at number nine, the manifestation...

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Transforming Negative Appearances -

Aug 31, 2017

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hello. Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. Today I want to talk about the manifestation of Guru Rinpoche in Tukdrub Barché Kunsel, called Dzutrül Duchen—the Great Powerful Magical Master,...

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Making Peace and Purifying Our World -

Aug 2, 2017

For today's message, Phakchok Rinpoche offers insight into Kyepar Pakpey, the seventh manifestation of Guru Rinpoche. At the heart of this practice is making peace with all sentient beings and showing respect for the environment and those beings and aspects...

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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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