Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership


Reading Namtars

Reading Namtars

Reading namtars can be a way to inspire one to practice the Buddhadharma diligently. The term “namtar” (rnam thar) is a shortening of the Tibetan

Genuine Sincere Motivation

Genuine Sincere Motivation

In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche talks about how we can develop genuine, sincere motivation.

Accumulating causes

Accumulating Causes for Enlightenment

In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the essence of our mind is already enlightened. Yet, even though our nature is pure, that

Buddhist Vision: Enlightenment!

When we practice meditation, we should have a vision. And our vision should really be vast. We practice to awaken to become Buddhas. 

Five Dear Friends

Firstly on this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share a short video in which I talk about the five dear friends that everybody

Motivation, Mindfulness, and Discipline

It is really important that we practice the buddhadharma, and to do this we need a certain motivation: our motivation should be to attain enlightenment


Thinking today of myself, having been wandering around from country to country for the last two months, and inspired by a teaching by Patrul Rinpoche