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

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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Sunshine -

Mar 11, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, I have been thinking of all of you, my dharma brothers and sisters. In our lives, we need the spiritual path, meaning we need to practice. So please, be happy in whatever it is that...

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Are You on the True Path? -

Feb 9, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, What I would like to share with you on this auspicious Guru Rinpoche day is a short contemplation on the importance of balance. In life, one of the most important things I think is balance,...

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Padmasambhava comes to Tibet -

Jan 10, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, On this Guru Rinpoche Day I would like to share three short points: Our routine is extremely important. In terms of practice, this means keeping a daily routine of practice. This is the first point....

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Success in Life -

Dec 12, 2013

Dear Friends from Near and Far, This month is the tenth Tibetan month (Monkey month), which is also Guru Rinpoche’s month. On this Guru Rinpoche Day in this very auspicious month, I...

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Four Simple and Practical Points -

Nov 12, 2013

Dear Friends Near and Far, With warm greetings to you all this wonderful Guru Rinpoche Day of the ninth Tibetan month, today I would like to share four simple and practical points:...

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Motivation, Mindfulness and Discipline -

Oct 14, 2013

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope you are all well. I am writing to you today (one day late) from Hong Kong where I have been teaching and holding several pujas....

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Aspiration -

Sep 14, 2013

I am writing to you on this Guru Rinpoche day from Nepal where I am overlooking the blessed Buddha’s stupa at Boudhanath. Due to some personal things, I have cancelled a few of my planned trips and am unexpectedly back...

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