Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings


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.

Heart Advice from Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

May 23, 2010

Dear friends near and far First off, my deepest apologies for my very long silence. I hope you’ve all been happy and healthy. At the moment, I’m traveling between cities and today...

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Jul 31, 2009

I want to again remind you all to take a moment to reflect on your lives. And as you go on, try to concentrate on the following...

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Meditative Concentration

Mar 6, 2009

Now coming back to where we left off, this seven lifetime old man would once again like to take the opportunity to remind you all to not go astray from practicing the precious...

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The Qualities of Diligence

Dec 7, 2008

Coming back to Śāntideva's Way of the Bodhisattva, it is through diligence that one develops and intensifies bodhichitta. But what is diligence? Why is it so important for one’s practice? Diligence in simple ‘English dictionary’ terms means careful and persistent...

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Three Levels of Patience

Oct 9, 2008

Today my topic is the sixth chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva, and I would like to talk about the three different levels of patience. The first level of patience is based on an understanding of karma, cause and...

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Vigilant Introspection

Sep 10, 2008

Today we'll be again be looking at the chapter on Vigilant Introspection from The Way of the Bodhisattva by Śāntideva. This chapter implores us to continually undertake careful examination of one's own mental and emotional...

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Natural Great Peace and The Teaching of Carefulness

Aug 11, 2008

Before I continue with Śāntideva's Bodhisattvacaryavatara: The Way of the Bodhisattva, I would like to share a teaching given to me by my root teacher, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, a great Dzogchen...

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Taking Hold of Bodhicitta

Jul 12, 2008

Like in my previous messages, I would like to once again take you away for a moment from your samsaric activities and share with you some of Śāntideva’s words of...

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The Confession of Negative Actions

Jun 13, 2008

Like the previous month, I would like to draw your attention once again to the timeless verses of Śāntideva who is of great inspiration to me and hopefully to you in following the compassionate path of the...

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The Excellence of Bodhicitta

May 14, 2008

Today being Guru Rinpoche Day, I want to remind you all to practice...

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