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.

Becoming Fearless

Nov 2, 2014

We all know a bit about dharma. However, most of the time we do not have the teachings and the pith instructions in mind. So, most importantly, keep constantly reminding yourself about the dharma. This is a very important...

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What Does Enlightenment Mean?

Oct 3, 2014

For this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share a clip from my recent teaching at the Drepung Loseling Temple in Atlanta, Georgia. The first main topic of the clip covers the meaning of the word "enlightenment" because this...

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Four Points & Dusum Sangye Supplication

Sep 4, 2014

There are four points I would like to remind you of on this Guru Rinpoche Day. 1. Bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment. This is so important, and I have talked about this many times already. The motivation of bodhicitta is...

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Five Dear Friends

Aug 6, 2014

Firstly on this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share a short video in which I talk about the five dear friends that everybody should have. You can watch the video above. Next, I would like to talk about...

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Six Vajra Verses and Three Points of Practice

Jul 7, 2014

First of all, on this very auspicious Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share with you this short video in which I give some advice on how to solve our problems in daily life. I also explain the meaning...

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Four Qualities of Compassion

Jun 8, 2014

These days we often mistake what it’s meant to be a dharma practitioner. The heart of the buddhadharma is to tame one’s own mind, so a dharma practitioner is someone who is able to do this, who can see their...

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The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

May 9, 2014

Firstly, on this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share a personal video message. Secondly, I would also like to share some points on The Four Dharmas of Gampopa, also known as The Four Dharmas of...

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Four Points to Apply to Your Life

Apr 9, 2014

What I'd like to mention in today's message are a few points that apply both to the mundane world and the spiritual...

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Sunshine

Mar 11, 2014

In our lives, we need the spiritual path, meaning we need to practice. So please, be happy in whatever it is that you're doing; don't always look at others and get caught up in...

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The Importance of Balance

Feb 9, 2014

What I would like to share with you on this auspicious Guru Rinpoche Day is a short contemplation on the importance of...

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