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 Three Excellences -

Dec 31, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, 

This month's Guru Rinpoche Day falls on the Western calendar's New Year's Eve, so happy New Year to you all. I pray that all of your wishes and endeavours in this coming year are fulfilled! 

As we...

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Keeping up the Practice -

Dec 1, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to first share with all of you that I think it is very important to have a balance of dharma practice. We must consider our lack of practice,...

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Becoming Fearless -

Nov 2, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, This Sunday, I am staying in Cameron, Malaysia and teaching a Mahamudra meditation retreat. I am keeping you all in my heart and holding sincere aspirations for you to practice correctly with pure motivation. We all know...

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What Does Enlightenment Mean? -

Oct 3, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, Today, I am thinking of you and I hope you all have the benefit of sentient beings in mind. I am finishing a series of talks and teachings in New Orleans, Louisiana. This will mark...

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Four Points & Dusum Sangye Supplication -

Sep 4, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope today’s message finds you all happy and healthy. I am in the car at the moment on the way from New York City to Martha’s Vineyard. There are four points I would like...

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Five Dear Friends -

Aug 6, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, Firstly on this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share a short video in which I talk about the five dear friends that everybody should have. I would also like to talk about Bodhichitta and the motivation...

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6 Vajra Verses and 3 Points of Practice -

Jul 7, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, First of all, on this very auspicious Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you this short video in which I give some advice on how to solve our problems in daily life....

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Four Qualities of Compassion + Video -

Jun 8, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, These days we often mistake what it’s meant to be a dharma practitioner. The heart of the buddhadharma is to tame one’s own mind, so a dharma practitioner is someone who is able to do...

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The Four Dharmas of Gampopa + Video -

May 9, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, Firstly, on this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share a personal video message. Secondly, I would also like to share some points on The Four Dharmas of Gampopa, also known as The Four Dharmas of...

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Four Points to Apply to Your Life -

Apr 9, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope this finds you all well and happy. I recently finished two months of retreat and have been keeping you all in mind and heart. At the moment at our monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal,...

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