A Global Network of Monasteries, Retreat Centers, Urban Centers and Practice Groups







Dharma-stream Groups

Access precious Dharma wherever you live

  • A growing network of over 30 groups in 19 countries
  • Online Zoom sessions during the Covid-19 Pandemic to support your practice
  • Regular video teachings from Phakchok Rinpoche and senior instructors
  • Study, reflect & meditate in a supportive group setting
  • Programs include Radically Happy, Dawn of Dharma, Eightfold Path Mind-training & The Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Sangha Updates

Not Being Influenced by Evil Companions

As social beings, we humans learn from those around us. And because we don’t have fixed, unchanging solidity as beings, we make choices. We can choose to follow our innate goodness. If we associate with loving, kind, and open-hearted people, we will naturally develop those qualities. When we acknowledge our basic goodness, we lean toward virtue and surround ourselves with others who share that view.

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The Buddhist Science of Logic

One of the most important terms in Buddhism is avidyā or “ignorance,” a Sanskrit word that literally means “not knowing,” from one of the many Sanskrit roots that means “know” (vid, which

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Dakini Day Digest

The activities of Phakchok Rinpoche

Community Practice Programs

6 Vajra Lines Supplication – Current Total: 565,235,905

  •  Phakchok Rinpoche has asked his sangha as well as all who are inspired to take part to accumulate 10,000,000 (ten million) recitations of the Six Vajra Verse supplication yearly.

Giant Cloud of Blessings Magnetizing Prayer – Current Total: 9,979,722

  • Rinpoche has requested that all his students take up the magnetizing practice entitled “Giant Cloud of Blessings” as part of their daily practice. He would like us as a global sangha to accumulate 1 million of these prayers annually!

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