Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

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Buddha Shakyamuni

The Essence of all the Buddha’s Teachings

Phakchok Rinpoche shares some words from the first chapter of the “Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom in Eight-Thousand Lines” about the perfection of wisdom.

The Buddha-image from Rigpa

The Qualities of the Buddha

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us two stanzas from the Samadhiraja Sutra to realize the qualities of the Buddha and, thus, the qualities of our own

Jetsün Chökyi Drakpa Gyaltsen

Parting from the Four Attachments

On Guru Rinpoche Day, Phakchok Rinpoche shares Venerable Chökyi Drakpa Gyaltsen’s vision of Lord Manjushri with a condensation of the entire essence of the Causal

Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen

Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen—his birth, enlightenment, and parinirvāṇa—means an opportunity to practice joyfully. We can take a pause from our busy concerns and

The Mirror of Self-Reflection

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a few fundamental points one needs to understand with regards to one’s Dharma practice.

The Paths of the Three Types of Beings

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us a few words from the Lamrim Yeshé Nyingpo which encapsulate the entirety of the paths of the three types of

Losar: Tibetan New Year

Losar literally means ‘New Year’ in Tibetan. Tibetans celebrated a New Year harvest festival prior to the introduction of Buddhism into Tibet. Many elements of

Buddha Shakyamuni

Remembering the Three Trainings

Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us of the three main trainings the Buddha taught, which are a condensation of the entire Buddhadharma: the trainings of discipline, meditation,