Vajrayana Membership

Samye Institute is delighted to announce a new, exclusive monthly membership program. By joining Samye Institute’s Vajrayana Membership, you will receive exclusive monthly recorded teachings from Phakchok Rinpoche and Samye’s learned Druplas, Khenpos, and other qualified Vajrayana instructors. You will also receive access to hidden forums, practice supports, reference articles, and events devoted to Vajrayana topics, where the necessities of maintaining samayas prevent their sharing with the public.

In order to join the Vajrayana membership, you’ll need to have taken refuge and the bodhisattva vows. You should also have the sincere intention to begin the four foundations practice of the ngondro, or be practicing or already completed the ngondro.

Vajrayana Membership FAQ

Who is the Vajrayana Membership For?

The Vajrayana pathway takes the fruition as the ground and the path. Thus, the elements of sincere devotion and pure perception are crucial. Samye Institute’s Vajrayana Membership is for committed Vajrayana practitioners who seek deep, practical advice in beginning and maintaining their Vajrayana practices. In particular, this program is most suitable for those practicing within the Chokling Tersar tradition within the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

What is the monthly offering for the Vajrayana Membership?

The Vajrayana Membership has an associated monthly offering of $49USD per month. These offerings are used to produce and edit video and audio, and written teachings and to maintain and service the Samye website. Much of our work is performed by dedicated volunteers who offer their services, but there are costs associated with hosting and servicing a complex website. However, Samye Institute is committed to providing authentic Dharma education to all interested students, regardless of their financial circumstances. If you would like to apply for financial aid, please contact our support team at [email protected]

I have a question about Vajrayana practice, is this where I can ask these questions?

By joining the Vajrayana Membership, you will gain access to avenues to ask questions about your practice to our druplas and authorized instructors. However, because of their busy schedules, we cannot guarantee an immediate response to any questions. This is a teaching in itself about the perfection of patience, and how we can use doubts or confusion about our practice as an opportunity to reflect on our own obscurations.

Are empowerments offered online to members of this program?

Phakchok Rinpoche does not intend to provide online empowerments at this time. However, in exclusive events for Vajrayana Members, reading transmissions for particular practices may be given.

Are these teachings in my language?

At present, these materials are going to be in English only. We aspire to translate these materials into the other languages offered to our global sangha in the future. Please keep an eye on Samye Institute’s announcement page for further updates on our translation activities.


Video: A Sneak Peek of the Vajrayana Membership Materials

In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how one should go about starting the Vajrayana Pathway. He identifies many of the common obstacles that arise when starting, and discusses the powerful methods the Vajrayana has to pacify them.


Vajrayana Membership Standard
$49 / Month
The standard price for Vajrayana membership.
Vajrayana Membership Benefactor
$108 / Month
Support Samye's ongoing costs and help us to subsidise students who can't afford the full fees.

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