Samye Holistic Living Programs
Resources for Anyone
Browse our selection of articles and short video or audio teachings to learn more about how our minds work. Phakchok Rinpoche, his instructors, and guest authors provide tips for dealing with common issues such as stress, anxiety, fear and boredom. We also feature tips on managing our negative emotions and developing more kind and loving hearts.
Three Important Exercises: Part Three
How to Begin a Spiritual Practice
Does Calmness Bring Mindlessness?
Three Important Exercises: Part Two
Living the Rhythm of Happiness
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shows how we can create a rhythm to our daily lives, allowing us to face the challenges of daily life and to bring true benefit to both ourselves and others. Rinpoche emphasizes that this is based on a routine that supports the development of calmness and openness to new experiences. In the beginning, we don’t need to commit to hours of sitting meditation, instead, focusing on creating space when we face problems lets us avoid the reactive patterns that lead to suffering.
Mobility for Meditators
Trainer Neil Roberts presents a series of gentle stretches designed specifically to improve our mobility.
Training in Compassion
Dr. David Shlim gently guides us to make the connection between relaxed open mind and natural compassion.
Yoga Asanas for Sitting Meditation
Somānanda Yogi presents exercises designed to improve body pliancy from the Indian, Himalayan and South East Asian yogic traditions.
Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying
Noble Living, Noble Caring and Noble Dying describes the outlook we can bring to our human experience. This resource center is the result of many conversations with Phakchok Rinpoche, Tulku Migmar, and experts in the caring profession. 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.
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.