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In order to maintain our current activities, deliver our future roadmap and remain firm as the bedrock of our global sangha, Samye needs your ongoing support. We invite you to support Samye Institute in whatever way you prefer and be a direct cause for our activities to flourish and expand.

Samye Institute launched in 2015. Our worldwide volunteer team has helped us evolve into a hub for Phakchok Rinpoche’s vast teaching activities. Under Rinpoche and his senior instructors’ guidance our mission focuses on providing support for all those who wish to practice the Buddhadharma.

We welcome all offerings, regardless of the amount. Our wish is for every user to make an auspicious connection with Samye Institute.

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Offerings to Annual Pujas

Each year, our monks at Do-ngak Nyida Zungdrel Sherab Raltri Ling Monastery, located approximately 45 minutes south of Kathmandu, perform pujas and practices on behalf of Phakchok Rinpoche and his students and benefactors. Rinpoche personally selects the pujas after consultation with divinations and the texts of many great masters.

We can participate in these pujas directly by attending the event, or we may choose to sponsor it with a financial offering. Both options help us to accumulate merit and bring great benefits for ourselves and others. When we support such practices, we prevent future obstacles from arising and help remove any current obstacles that we or our loved ones face.

To learn about upcoming pujas, and to make an offering, please click the button below.

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Help Us To:

  • Introduce more people to the Dharma and continue to offer most of our content for free to whoever it may benefit 
  • Invest in improvements and new features for all the websites in our mandala 
  • Maintain stable, predictable cash flow and support salaries for key current and future staff 
  • Develop our groups, centers, curriculums and instructor coordination 
  • Support student pathways such as Mahamudra and Ngondro 
  • Provide both technical and practice support for students 
  • Produce regular newsletters, wisdom blogs and social media outreach

Suggested Reading

Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, trans. and ed. by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991), vol. 1, pages 468–474.

Ngawang Zangpo, Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2002.

Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, trans. Richard Barron (Junction City: Padma Publishing, 2005), pages 41–48.

Padmasambhava, Legend of the Great Stupa, Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1973

Padmasambhava & Jamgön Kongtrul, The Light of Wisdom, trans. by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boudhanath: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1986-1999), pages 43-47 & Appendix 5.

Taranatha, The Life of Padmasambhava, Shang Shung Edizioni, 2005

Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, Shambhala, 1996.

Yeshe Tsogyal, Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, translated by Kenneth Douglas and Gwendolyn Bays (Emeryville: Dharma Publishing, 1978, republished 2008).

Yeshe Tsogyal, Lotus Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2004.

‘The Life of Guru Padmasambhava’ in A Great Treasure of Blessings, The Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2004.