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.

Kunkhyen Jamgön Mipham Rinpoché’s Advice for Beginners

Feb 22, 2021

In the first month of the Tibetan year of the Iron Ox, Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us on Guru Rinpoche Day some short advice for practitioners from Kunkhyen Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche and correlates them with the Four Dharmas of...

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Prayer for Rebirth in the Copper-Colored Mountain of Glory

Jan 23, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us a precious aspiration from Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal to be reborn in the Copper-Colored Mountain. It is a very practical and realisitc prayer which covers every step of the way to rebirth in the pure...

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Khandro Yeshé Tsogyel’s Prayer to Guru Rinpoche

Dec 24, 2020

For this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you Khandro Yeshé Tsogyel’s supplication to the Great Guru, or Mahā Guru, Padmasambhava. Yeshé Tsogyel made this prayer of aspiration, her heart filled with devotion, as the Mahā Guru...

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Sustain the Treasure of Samadhi

Oct 26, 2020

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a little bit of his new book, "In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas", in which he teaches how the essence of meditation naturally arises when we properly line-up the right conditions within our...

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Practice Advice from the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup, Part Two

Sep 25, 2020

Today we continue with the “Ten Key Instructions on Following the Sublime Way” by my previous incarnation, the 17th throne-holder of Kham Riwoché, the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying...

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Practice Advice from the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup, Part One

Aug 28, 2020

For today’s Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you the first part of a poem by one of my previous incarnations, the 17th throne-holder of Kham Riwoché, the Third Phakchok Rinpoche, Chöying Lhündrup. This poem contains ten...

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The Importance of Dignity

Jul 29, 2020

On the auspicious day of the birthday of Maha Guru Padmasambhava, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds his students about the importance of developing...

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How to Be Pure

Jun 30, 2020

Phakchok Rinpoche talks about the quality of having a calm, relaxed mind state and being content. In order to have contentment, one needs to meditate with dignity. Rinpoche also highlights the importance of choosing proper role models to inspire us...

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Saga Dawa

Jun 1, 2020

Today’s Guru Rinpoche day is very special, because it falls within the month of Saga Dawa. In the Tibetan tradition, Saga Dawa is the month during which the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and passed into nirvana. For this special...

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