Buddhist Philosophy

Phakchok Rinpoche and senior instructors offer weekly audio, video or written wisdom teachings. You can check your understanding with reflections or practice exercises. Browse by topic and level according to your interest.

An Offering of the Dharma and Introduction of Student Pathways From Phakchok Rinpoche and Samye Institute -

Jan 1, 2021

Phakchok Rinpoche will offer a series of Dharma teachings over the course of the next month. As the teachers regularly remind us, the gift of the precious Dharma is the supreme offering as it alone unfolds the path to...

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Announcing a New Addition to the ‘Advice for Dying Practitioners’ Curriculum -

Dec 11, 2020

All of us as practitioners often contemplate our own death, as well as the death of our fellow beloved sangha members.  The question often arises ”how do we best prepare for death”?  If the state of mind and heart are...

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资深喇嘛教学课程—华语弟子专属:冈波巴四法 (The Four Dharmas of Gampopa) -

Dec 7, 2020

敬爱的华语金刚师兄们, 欢迎来到资深喇嘛教学系列的主页,桑耶佛学院在帕秋仁波切的要求下,举办的系列课程。仁波切要求喇嘛们从冈波巴四法又称隆钦巴四法开始这个系列。这四句为追随佛法而给予的甚深口诀。 资深喇嘛们将会用藏语教学,届时会有同声华语翻译。 冈波巴四法 (Tib. དྭགས་པོ་་ཆོས་བཞི་, Wyl. dwags po chos bzhi) lo chö su dro war chin gyi lop愿心向法.chö lam du dro war chin gyi lop愿法向道lam trul wa shyik par chin gyi lop愿道断惑trulpa yeshé su...

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Announcing a New Course: In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas -

Nov 25, 2020

Samye Institute is pleased to announce a live-session course based on Phakchok Rinpoche’s new book, In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas. This 14-week class will guide participants through the concepts and practices given...

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Seeing the Buddha, Becoming the Buddha: Formal Meditation Instruction from Phakchok Rinpoche -

Nov 12, 2020

Within In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas, Phakchok Rinpoche clearly shows how genuine meditation is contingent upon bringing together many supportive conditions. However, Rinpoche also articulates methods for contained formal sessions that are effective, profound, and transformative....

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Celebrating Lha Bab Düchen -

Nov 6, 2020

Lha Bab Düchen Lha Bab Düchen (lha babs dus chen) in Tibetan translates as, ‘The Festival of the Descent from Heaven.’ We celebrate this great event on the 22nd day of the ninth...

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Repaying Those Who Have Previously Shown Kindness -

Nov 3, 2020

Societal Human Values Series #11 by Hilary Herdman Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, (Srong-brtsan-sgam-po), reigned 629-650 CE. Among his many achievements, he promoted a moral code known as the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values (mi chos gtsang...

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On Forgetting -

Oct 27, 2020

Phakchok Rinpoche teaches that if we are holding any anger, we are not free. When you’re even mildly annoyed at someone, the mind is disturbed and there is some pain. When you are holding on to a twenty-year grudge, you...

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Opening the Door to Authentic Meditation -

Oct 16, 2020

By Jack deTar “The profound equality of all beings is only known in the moment in which ‘I’ no longer exists. Only through the recognition of emptiness is there stainless compassion. This...

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Having Moderate Food and Wealth -

Sep 17, 2020

Societal Human Values Series #10 by Hilary Herdman Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, (Srong-brtsan-sgam-po), reigned 629-650 CE. Among his many achievements, he promoted a moral code known as the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values (mi chos gtsang...

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