Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

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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.

The Mirror of Self-Reflection

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a few fundamental points one needs to understand with regards to one’s Dharma practice.

The Paths of the Three Types of Beings

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us a few words from the Lamrim Yeshé Nyingpo which encapsulate the entirety of the paths of the three types of beings.

Buddha Shakyamuni

Remembering the Three Trainings

Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us of the three main trainings the Buddha taught, which are a condensation of the entire Buddhadharma: the trainings of discipline, meditation, and wisdom.

On the Importance of Compassion

Phakchok Rinpoche shares advice on the crucial importance of cultivating compassion for all beings from the Drukpa Kagyü master Gyalwa Götsang Gönpo Dorjé.

Jamgön Kongtrül Terton

Kongtrül Rinpoche’s Pithy Words of Practice Advice

For November 2021 Guru Rinpoche Day message, Phakchok Rinpoche shares precious key points of instruction from the great Jamgön Kongtrül Rinpoche, from “The Essential Points of Creation and Completion that Will Benefit the Beginner Who Has Entered the Path.”

Tsangnyön Heruka’s mind instructions

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a song of realization the master Tsangnyön Heruka sang to his disciple Bönpo Dorjé Nyingpo as he was giving him mind instructions.

Heart Essence of Mahaguru Padmasambhava

Dear friends near and far, As always, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and happy. For today’s Guru Rinpoche day, I would like