Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Kalasiddhi

Belwong Kālasiddhi was a wisdom ḍākinī and one of the five principal consorts of Guru Rinpoche. She is accepted as an emanation of the enlightene…

Dharmevajra

The “Lord of Secrets”, Dharmevajra is an emanation of Samantabhadra and Vajradhara as the requester and compiler of the tantric teachings.

Söntar Chönchok Rinpoché

Söntar Chönchok Rinpoché (19th-20th century) was a close dharma friend of Samten Gyatso. He was known as a great renunciant and meditator who spent…

Sangyum Dechen Chödrön

Sangyum Dechen Chödrön, (Sukha Dharma) was the first spiritual consort, or “sangyum” of Chokgyur Lingpa. She was known more widely as Lady Degah…

Gyurme Tsewang Tenpel

Gyurme Tsewang Tenpel (1889–1956), also known as Tersé Tulku, was one of the four sons of Chokgyur Lingpa's daughter Könchok Paldrön. He was reco…

Kunzang Tuktik

The Kunzang Tuktik, or Heart essence of Samantabhadra is a profound Maha-Ati-yoga Dzogchen terma.  In the development stage, the peaceful and wrathful deities are the…

Sangtik Dorsem

The Sangtik Dorsem practice comes from one of the profound treasures of the great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa, the Triple Cycle of the Secre…

Kurukulla

Kurukulla is a powerful semi-wrathful female deity belonging to the Lotus family. She is a feminine embodiment of enlightened wisdom and is a dakini s…

Lha Bab Düchen

Lha Bab Düchen in Tibetan translates as, ‘The Festival of the Descent from Heaven.’ We celebrate this great event on the 22nd day of the ninth mo…

Dorjé Drolö

Guru Dorjé Drolö, or ‘Wild Wrathful Vajra’ is an extremely wrathful form that Guru Rinpoche manifested at thirteen different places in the Himal…