Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

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Nekhor Pilgrimage

Nekhor Pilgrimage: Circling the Sacred

For over half a decade, a small group of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoché’s students have been researching the sacred sites of Guru Padmsambhava. Our goal has

Unlocking the Door of Blessings of the Great Perfection

Devotion and pure perception are the two keys needed to unlock the door of blessings of the Great Perfection. The more we develop them, the closer we get to the true nature of things, and to the fruit of our practice. The Great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa excelled in these two qualities.

Gaining the Blessings of the Guru

Today’s video features Kalden Drendze, and is a continuation of the Twelve Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche series. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche shares a very concise method for gaining accomplishment in the practice through a simple visualization.

Receiving Tibetan Buddhist Empowerment

Receiving Tibetan Buddhist Empowerment

Tibetan Buddhist empowerment may seem very mysterious and like a grand performance. And there is a lot of misunderstanding about what it means to receive an empowerment.

Building Dignity Through Supplication

Building dignity through supplication may sound contradictory. In the Vajrayana path, however, supplication is continually emphasized. Why is this so?

Five Ways of Practicing Guru Yoga

Since today is such a special and auspicious day, I thought to say little about “Lamey Naljor” or Guru Yoga, which is the practice of merging your mind with the wisdom mind of the guru.

Guru Rinpoche’s Body, Speech, and Mind Blessings

About two weeks ago we were on a pilgrimage following the footsteps of the Lotus Born in Nepal and Sikkim. It was a memorable trip still so vivid and in memory of it, I would like to share Padmasambhava’s last instructions to his students before leaving for the Chamara Island.

Anniversary of the Lotus Born Guru

I hope that this reminder on this very auspicious Guru Rinpoche Day becomes a means for you to stabilize your ground, that it gives you the strength to not drift away from the path and at the same time gives you motivation to approach your fruition.

The Four Holy Places

A pilgrimage is an important act of devotion and faith as it enables us to accumulate merit and purify our defilements and obscurations of the body, speech and mind by the power of the blessings of the sacred sites.