Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Student Reflections

Engage with other sangha members here by reading and sharing reflections and discussing areas of interest to you. We all benefit from exchanging ideas and cultivating spiritual friendships. If you’re looking for inspiration, your fellow practitioners can help you feel supported and less alone! Do you have concerns about balancing practice and daily life? Here’s a place to turn for suggestions and encouragement.

Parenthood is Practice, Too

In this article, Alan Pope shows how parenthood provides an opportunity to take our meditation practice into the heart of our daily lives.

Taking Obstacles Onto the Path

Alan Pope talks about how we can learn to treat the obstacles on our path as our greatest blessings through skillful practice.

Facing Loss

Mariam’s Playground

Right now, as a result of this pandemic crisis, many people are navigating through loss of some kind. May Mariam’s Playground offer some measure of

Anxiety and Meditation on Campus

Anxiety and Meditation on Campus—Then and Now

Anxiety is widely reported to be the number one psychological challenge among students today, and in a recent survey, 97% of students reported technological distractions

Radically Happy Austria

Radically Happy in Vienna and Everywhere

Last year in September 2018, at Gomde Germany-Austria located in the beautiful Austrian Alps, I met Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon for the first time.

The Beauty of Simplicity: Mahamudra Retreat

Late Summer Reflections

It is the first evening of the Mahamudra retreat (July 2019) at bucolic Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, and a dozen or so sangha members have gathered