In order to maintain our current activities, deliver our future roadmap and remain firm as the bedrock of our global sangha, Samye needs your ongoing support. We invite you to support Samye Institute in whatever way you prefer and be a direct cause for our activities to flourish and expand.
Samye Institute launched in 2015. Our worldwide volunteer team has helped us evolve into a hub for Phakchok Rinpoche’s vast teaching activities. Under Rinpoche and his senior instructors’ guidance our mission focuses on providing support for all those who wish to practice the Buddhadharma.
We welcome all offerings, regardless of the amount. Our wish is for every user to make and auspicious connection with Samye Institute.
Become a supporting member by making a regular monthly donation to Samye Institute. The suggested minimum donation is $30.00 but you are free to offer whatever level you can afford. Every dollar is meaningful and we encourage everyone to form an auspicious connection to Samye, regardless of the amount.
Use the form below to make a one-time donation of any amount.
It is our wish to be able to financially support those who have a genuine wish to practice Dharma in a retreat environment. We invite you to contribute to this dedicated fund for retreatants.
Help support our young monks living at the Lotus Light Dharma Institute in Chapagaon, our artisan monks living at our Riwoche Monastery near Boudha, and our Tibetan medicine doctors and students practicing near Boudha.
We aspire to provide a regular monthly support for these committed young practitioners. Currently they are studying, teaching, practicing, and performing activities that reflect the five major sciences of the Buddhist tradition: craftsmanship, logic, grammar, medicine, and the “inner science” of Dharma practice. The majority of the young monks will complete the traditional curriculum of grammer and logic. Then they will engage in Dharma study either in the monastic shedra or in long-term retreat. Alternatively, they may pursue a life of beneficial activity in Tibetan Buddhist medicine and the arts.
Each year, our monks at Do-ngak Nyida Zungdrel Sherab Raltri Ling Monastery, located in Chapagaon a village in the Lalitpur District, located approximately 45 minutes south of Kathmandu, perform the following pujas or practices on behalf of Phakchok Rinpoche and his students and benefactors. Rinpoche personally selected these specific pujas after consultation with divinations and the texts of many great masters.
The annual pujas will auspiciously start with the dakini puja of Vajra Claw. It is followed by a Sampa Lhundrup feast offerings at Asura Cave; a Ngensong Dongdruk puja from The Guru’s Heart Practice; mantra recitations and fire pujas of the Lotus Dakini (Kurukullé or Pema Khandro); finally ending with the dakini puja of White Umbrella (Sitatapatra or Dukkarmo) from The Seven Cycles of Profundity on the dakini day of the 10th month of the Tibetan calendar.
We can participate in these pujas directly by attending the event, or we may choose to sponsor it with a financial offering. Both options help us to accumulate merit and bring great benefits for ourselves and others. When we support such practices, we prevent future obstacles from arising and help remove any current obstacles that we or our loved ones face.
Help Us To:
- Introduce more people to the Dharma and continue to offer most of our content for free to whoever it may benefit
- Produce practice texts, courses and support materials for committed practitioners
- Invest in improvements and new features for all the websites in our mandala
- Maintain stable, predictable cash flow and support salaries for key current and future staff
- Develop our groups, centers, curriculums and instructor coordination
- Support student pathways such as Mahamudra and Ngondro
- Provide both technical and practice support for students
- Produce regular newsletters, wisdom blogs and social media outreach