Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Emptiness

Essence of Bodhicitta

Essence of Bodhicitta

In this short audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche answers a student question asking about the very essence of bodhicitta.

Buddha Nature: Our Ground

Buddha-nature refers to the ground, the basic nature that we all share.  It is our “starting point”, so to speak. We refer to the ground

Impermanence and freedom

Impermanence and Freedom

Khenpo Gyaltsen knows that discussions of impermanence can cause strange reactions. Our nature is impermanent. There is no reason to feel unhappy about it. We

What is Buddhism?

What Is Buddhism?

In this advice session with students, Phakchok Rinpoche explains that Buddhism encompasses a great deal. “Buddhism is everything!” he says.

Buddhist Training Tools: Skillful Means

Buddhism offers us so many types of training tools.  In this video clip, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses the vast array of training tools that we can use