Buddhist Philosophy

Phakchok Rinpoche and senior instructors offer weekly audio, video or written wisdom teachings. You can check your understanding with reflections or practice exercises. Browse by topic and level according to your interest.

What Can We Do If We Really Start to Freak Out? (Part 2 – Creating Space with Phakchok Rinpoche) -

Mar 22, 2020

Phakchok Rinpoche teaches how to create space to feel more calm and lose fear, as well as slow down the loop of negative...

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Cultivating Devotion -

Mar 19, 2020

Societal Human Values Series # 1 by Hilary Herdman Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, (Srong-brtsan-sgam-po, reigned 629-650 CE. ), among his many achievements, promoted a moral code known as the Sixteen Principles of Societal...

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Busy Laziness -

Mar 12, 2020

These days we are all so busy that we often don’t take time to consider how constant doing affects our minds. And we might be surprised to know that in the Buddhist...

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Visualization: How and Why do We Do It? -

Mar 5, 2020

Visualization can seem unnecessarily complicated for some people when they encounter meditation instruction. But creating a mental image and using that as an object of our attention is an important technique on...

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Tibetan Losar: New Year, New Habit! -

Feb 22, 2020

Beginning a Reflection and Meditation Practice in the New Year A New Year in any culture marks an opportunity for us to begin afresh. We mark the Tibetan New Year in 2020...

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The Treasury of Blessings: A Practice of Buddha Śākyamuni -

Feb 18, 2020

Samye Institute is pleased to announce the production and release of a new video visualization of the Treasury of Blessings (see below).  We would like to use this joyful occasion to revisit...

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Anxiety: Seeing Through the Spin -

Feb 6, 2020

Anxiety arises for almost all sentient beings in certain situations.  And there are times when worry can be useful or productive. A little stress can make us sharper, or enhance our performance...

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Reading Namtars -

Jan 9, 2020

Reading namtars can be a way to inspire one to practice the Buddhadharma diligently. The term “namtar” (rnam thar) is a shortening of the Tibetan nampar tharpa. In English we translate this...

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Antidotes for the Loneliness Epidemic -

Jan 2, 2020

Loneliness: What’s Going on in our Lives? Researchers are noting that large numbers of people report chronic feelings of loneliness. The numbers are so staggering that government agencies in many countries and...

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