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

The Eight Faults -

Oct 6, 2011

Dear Friends, Near and Far, Greetings to you all from the Kathmandu Valley. By the time you receive this mail from me, many of you will be getting ready to go to...

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Calling the Guru From Afar -

Sep 7, 2011

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, I hope you have all been happy and healthy. Here in the Kathmandu Valley, it has been a day of prayers and longing for a Great Nyingma...

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Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche -

Aug 8, 2011

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, I hope you are all well and peacefully wandering through samsāra. As I write this monthly message to you all, I have all these thoughts going through...

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Anniversary of the Lotus Born Guru -

Jul 10, 2011

Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters, I hope you’ve all been happy and healthy. I am writing to you all from the east coast of the United States and at the moment I’m...

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Mindfulness is the Mirror of the Mind -

Apr 13, 2011

Dear Friends, I hope you’ve all been happy and healthy. On this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share with you a pith instruction which my master, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche repeatedly...

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Genuine Devotion -

Mar 15, 2011

Dear All Near and Far, I hope you have all been happy and healthy. I’m writing to you all from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery where we are performing the annual Tsekar (White...

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Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche – Calling the Lama from Afar -

Feb 13, 2011

Dear Friends Near and Far, Greetings to you all from Nagi Gompa, the nunnery and hermitage nestled in the serene Shivapuri Mountain of the Kathmandu Valley. I am engaged in the yearly...

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Five Unshakeable Fortresses -

Jan 14, 2011

Dear Friends, I hope you’ve all been happy and healthy. This being the first Guru Rinpoche day message of the year 2011, I would like to start off the year auspiciously and...

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The Four Holy Places -

Dec 15, 2010

Greetings Everyone, I hope you’ve all been well and happy. It’s almost midnight here in the foothills of the Himalayas and before the next day rolls in, I want to send you...

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King Milarepa’s Wealth -

Nov 16, 2010

Dear All, How have you all been? Happy and healthy, I hope. Today is again Guru Rinpoche Day, but a special one. It was during the 10th of this lunar month back...

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