Guru Rinpoche Day Teaching

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. Click here to read more about Guru Rinpoche

Ego -

Sep 25, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far: I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I am in Guadalajara, Mexico preparing for today's Guru Rinpoche Day's feast offering. I am going to keep each and everyone of you in my mind...

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The Three Qualities -

Aug 26, 2012

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I have been well and busy hopping from one city to another on the eastern coast of United States. I started out this morning at the...

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Nature of the Mind -

Jul 29, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I am keeeping well and writing to you all from Cooperstown, Upstate NY. I am here at our retreat center leading a retreat and we just...

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Five Ways of Practicing Guru Yoga -

Jul 28, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far, Greetings to you all on this very special “pen chu” falling in the month of “Saga Dawa”. Pen chu refers to the Guru Rinpoche Day that falls...

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Cycle of Teachings through Questions and Answers -

Jun 29, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far, Greetings to you all on this Guru Rinpoche Day. Wherever you are and in whatever situation you are in, I truly hope that you are genuinely happy...

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Self-Liberation in the Bardo of Dying -

May 31, 2012

Beloved Friends Near and Far, I hope you and your loved ones have been happy and healthy. I am at the moment in a small Malaysian city of Batu Pahat leading a Mahamudra retreat. And all is well here! For...

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Guru Rinpoche’s Body, Speech and Mind Blessings -

May 1, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope you’ve all been happy and healthy. I am very well and just started off with my travels for this year. I left the Valley this...

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Practicing Kindness -

Mar 3, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope you’ve all been healthy and happy. It’s been two months since our last connection, and for those of you who noticed that I didn’t drop...

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Five Levels of Motivation -

Jan 3, 2012

Dear Friends Near and Far, First off, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I hope this new year brings you and your loved ones abundant joy...

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Random Acts of Kindness (Wisdom and Compassion) -

Dec 4, 2011

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope you have all been happy and healthy. Unlike my previous messages, today I want to keep my message short and sweet. Whether we are a...

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