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 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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Remember to Rejoice -

Sep 11, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hello, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. I just want to remind you all that this year is specifically Guru Rinpoche’s year, and the day of the 10th of...

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The Great Accomplishment of Guru Padmasambhava -

Aug 13, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all of you! Right now I am in Bhumthang, Bhutan at the great Gyalwa Longchenpa’s seat in Tharpaling. Today, we are just...

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The End of Competition -

Jul 14, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day! It is very important to appreciate our life, and you need to rejoice in other people’s success. We need to feel fortunate with...

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Three Things -

Jun 14, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all of you. I am going to take this opportunity to remind all of my Dharma brothers and sisters who are on...

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Practice This Saga Dawa Month -

May 15, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, I am sending you many happy wishes for Guru Rinpoche Day. This Saga Dawa month is a very important month. Please practice well. I’m going to focus on...

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The Value of Life -

Apr 15, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, I am wishing you all a Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. I would like to say a few messages to all of you. It is very important to...

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Guru Rinpoche’s Year -

Mar 18, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, I want to first say that this year is a very important special year of the monkey, which is Guru Rinpoche’s year. And each tenth day of...

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Six Vajra Line Supplication -

Feb 17, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy special Guru Rinpoche Day! Now we are in the monkey year, which is special to Guru Rinpoche. And this is the first month and the first...

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The Root of Omniscience -

Jan 19, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, A few days ago, I was reading this great Khadampa text, and in there are some questions and answers where the students ask the teacher and the...

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