Samye Institute offers a number of home practice programs under our “Education: Course Directory” tab. The first is a short introduction to the mind called Training the Mind: An Introduction. This short course introduces the key points of mind transformation. In it, Phakchok Rinpoche gives simple and direct meditation instruction.
The second program is a full year program: The Path of Meditation Level I Home Practice Program. This path is suitable for both absolute beginners and for those who wish to rededicate themselves to meditation practice. This course does not presuppose any background in Buddhist practice or meditation. In this Mahāmudrā path of gradual progress program, we feature a number of video and audio teachings by Phakchok Rinpoche. Additionally, the course contains supportive reading material, links to other resources, journal suggestions, and reflection questions. There is a student group as well where you can post questions for discussion and where senior instructors can offer guidance.
We are also pleased to introduce The Path of Meditation Level II Home Practice Program. This program supports students who have previously completed a full year of study in the Mahāmudrā path of gradual progress. This course also features video and audio teachings by Phakchok Rinpoche as well as support material, reflection questions, and guided meditations.
Please also explore the Wisdom Blog archives–particularly the sections tagged Practice Advice and Self-Reflection. If you’re feeling stuck or uninspired, you might also benefit from spending time in the Motivation section. Here you can find a number of video and audio teachings from Phakchok Rinpoche on different aspects of meditation and mind training.