Samye Holistic Living Programs

Resources for Anyone

Regardless of our background, age, and way of life, all human beings long for true happiness, a sense of mental ease and well-being, and to be free from suffering. Here we share methods derived from 2,500 years of the Buddha’s teachings that can help us all to achieve spacious minds, a sense of ease, kind hearts, dignity, and deep contentment.

Courses

Mobility for Meditators

In this short offering, Neil Roberts presents a series of gentle stretches designed specifically to improve our mobility.

Yoga Āsanas for Sitting Meditation

In this short course, Somānanda Yogi presents a series of exercises firmly rooted in the Indian, Himalayan and South East Asian yogic traditions.

Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying

We invite you to explore how our Buddhist practice informs our living, caring, and dying so that they are noble: filled with dignity and grace.

Training the Mind: An Introduction

In this short support program, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche instructs us in a step-by-step approach to working with our own minds.

Conversation: How We Live is How We Die

In this conversation from our Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying course, Tulku Migmar speaks about living a meaningful life. This is good advice regardless of whether we are Buddhist or not.
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Featured Blogs

Radically Happy: A User's Guide to the Mind

East meets West in Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon‘s fresh, modern take on a timeless challenge: how to find contentment and meaning in life.

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Explore Our Societal Human Values Series Based On The Edict of Tibetan Dharma King Songsten Gampo

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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.