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

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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The Relationship Between Conduct, Progress and the View -

Aug 16, 2013

Dear Friends Near and Far, Hoping you have been well in all ways this past month, I would like to share a short piece of advice to highlight a crucial point for...

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Conduct and Virtue -

Jul 18, 2013

Dear Friends Near and Far, As always, I hope you have been well and happy this past month. Today on the Guru Rinpoche day of the sixth Tibetan month, which marks the anniversary of Chökhor Duchen (the first teaching of...

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Wisdom of Passing Sutra -

Jun 18, 2013

Dear Friends, I hope you have all been healthy and truly happy this past month. As many of you probably know, the previous month in the Tibetan calendar was Saga Dawa, which...

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