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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.

Maha Guru

Guru Yoga and the Generation Stage

On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you all some of Guru Rinpoche’s precious pith instructions, from the fourth chapter of

Five Ways of Practicing Guru Yoga

Since today is such a special and auspicious day, I thought to say little about “Lamey Naljor” or Guru Yoga, which is the practice of

On Love and Devotion

Phakchok Rinpoche speaks about Guru Devotion, which comes down to love, a fundamental feeling in all our main practices; and so, to cultivate Guru devotion,

Buddha Shakyamuni

The Essence of all the Buddha’s Teachings

Phakchok Rinpoche shares some words from the first chapter of the “Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom in Eight-Thousand Lines” about the perfection of wisdom.

The Buddha-image from Rigpa

The Qualities of the Buddha

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us two stanzas from the Samadhiraja Sutra to realize the qualities of the Buddha and, thus, the qualities of our own

Jetsün Chökyi Drakpa Gyaltsen

Parting from the Four Attachments

On Guru Rinpoche Day, Phakchok Rinpoche shares Venerable Chökyi Drakpa Gyaltsen’s vision of Lord Manjushri with a condensation of the entire essence of the Causal

The Secret of the Mind

On the auspicious Treldha Tsechu, Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us four profound verses from the 5th chapter of introspection of Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacharyavattara to recall the

Lord Atisha

On the Union of Method and Wisdom

On this Guru Rinpoche day, Phakchok Rinpoche shares a few pithy quotes on the importance of uniting skillful means and wisdom.