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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.

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 Vehicle of Sutra.

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 kindness of the Buddha, of Guru Rinpoche and of the lineage masters who have transmitted the sacred Dharma to us.

Lord Atisha

On the Union of Method and Wisdom

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

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.