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.

The Value of Life

Apr 15, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, I am wishing you all a Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. I would like to say a few messages to all of you. It is very important to...

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Guru Rinpoche’s Year

Mar 18, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, I want to first say that this year is a very important special year of the monkey, which is Guru Rinpoche’s year. And each tenth day of...

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Six Vajra Line Supplication

Feb 17, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy special Guru Rinpoche Day! Now we are in the monkey year, which is special to Guru Rinpoche. And this is the first month and the first...

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The Root of Omniscience

Jan 19, 2016

Dear Friends Near and Far, A few days ago, I was reading this great Khadampa text, and in there are some questions and answers where the students ask the teacher and the...

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Life is Precious

Dec 20, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, Tashi Delek, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. I’m back to send messages to all of my dharma brothers, sisters, and friends near and far. I just want to...

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The Nature of Our Wrong Thoughts and Emotions

Nov 21, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all my dharma brothers and sisters wherever you are. Today I would like to discuss a very nice writing by a great...

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No Excuses

Oct 22, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. I am back again to remind all of my dharma brothers, sisters, and friends that life is short and sometimes challenging, so please...

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Message from Bhutan Pilgrimage

Sep 23, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, I apologize for the lateness of this Guru Rinpoche Day email. We have been on a pilgrimage for the past week and have been unable to send...

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The Qualities of Taking Refuge

Aug 25, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope that this Guru Rinpoche Day email finds you all well and happy and that your dharma practice is flourishing. From this month onwards, in these emails...

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The King of Samādhi

Jul 26, 2015

Dear Friends Near and Far, On this Guru Rinpoche Day that marks the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche’s birth, I would like to share some lines from The King of Samādhi Sūtra. The King of Samādhi Sūtra was...

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