Senior Lama Teachings

Samye has curated a selection of longer teachings from our monastic instructors corresponding to each of the student pathways. These free lectures provide a deeper exploration of key topics from each pathway. These longer teachings are excellent companions to our online courses. Some of these offerings belong to a series of teachings on a particular text or subject. Others are single-subject teachings.

Multi-session Teachings

2 Lessons

How to Plan Your Personal Retreat

Drupla Sonam Tsering, who has completed three three-year retreats, gives practical retreat advice.

18 Lessons

The 37 Bodhisattva Practices

In this teaching series, Tulku Migmar Tsering provides detailed teaching and commentary on Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices.

7 Lessons

The Seed of Supreme Awakening

Teachings on the Seed of Supreme Awakening, the extensive Ngöndro of the Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel.

2 Lessons

The Six Pāramitās

Khenpo Gyaltsen teaches on the six pāramitās.

Upcoming Teachings

Single Session Teachings

Nine Yanas

Preliminary Practices from the Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel: Going for Refuge

In this teaching, generously sponsored by Samye’s Indonesian Sangha, Drupla Sonam Tsering provides instruction and commentary to the The Four Foundations or Ngöndro practices of the Tukdrup Barché Künsel. Drupla will be teaching on the refuge portion of the Concise Ngöndro from the Tukdrup Barché Künsel. This teaching is in Tibetan with English and Indonesian translation.

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Path of Meditation

How to Meditate Properly

This teaching continues the series generously sponsored by Samye’s Indonesian Sangha. In this recording, Tulku Migmar Tsering talks about how to effectively practice meditation during times of great suffering, chaos and change.

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Path of Meditation

How to Meditate in Difficult Times

This teaching continues the series generously sponsored by Samye’s Indonesian Sangha. In this recording, Tulku Migmar Tsering talks about how to effectively practice meditation during times of great suffering, chaos and change.

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Nine Yanas

Preparing to Die, Learning to Live

In “Preparing to Die, Learning to Live,” Tulku Migmar discusses how preparing to die is fundamentally about how we live. When we live with aims like accumulation of wealth, and we have a lot of attachments, facing death can be quite difficult. Death comes for everyone—anyone who is born will die. And the only thing that we bring with us is our Dharma practice.

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Senior Lama Teachings Series

The Eight Worldly Dharmas

What determines the success of our Dharma practice is our own mind, and the eight worldly concerns are what keep us from authentic Dharma practice. Worldliness means we seek to gain protection from what we fear and to gain happiness, so our motivation is actually hoping for some kind of profit from our practice.

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Senior Lama Teachings Series

Advice for Practicing in the Chokling Tersar Tradition

Drupla Opak begins with an introduction and overview of the Chokling Tersar, situating that within the sacred mantrayana teachings given directly by Guru Rinpoche. He reminds us that Guru Rinpoche advised that these teachings would be particularly important for students in the future—meaning us!

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