Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Habits

loneliness

Antidotes for the Loneliness Epidemic

The Buddhist tradition offers a number of antidotes to loneliness. Because the Buddha taught dependent origination– that everything arises dependently, connection matters.

Practicing Dharma: Continuous Journey

When we really want to practice Dharma we wish to carry on until we die. We don’t want to stop! Dharma practice is a continuous

Overcoming Resistance

Overcoming Resistance to Meditation

Overcoming resistance means understanding our own behavior and habits.  And many of us have patterns of laziness or of rebelling against rules and regulations.  So,

Focusing

Focusing the Mind: Impossible Task?

As we begin to practice meditation, many of us experience doubts. One of the biggest questions is, “How can I concentrate? My mind gets distracted

Learning Meditation: A Whole Package

The point of meditation is not to be calm. Instead, in this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the point of meditation is to

Mindfulness Means Reminding

Mindfulness means reminding ourselves about how to behave and think. Phakchok Rinpoche gives instructions on how to understand mindfulness as a whole package.

Handling Habits

Handling our habits is a crucial practice for meditators. How does a beginning meditator train?

karmic moods

Questions on Karma: Choosing Not to Swing

Our minds swing back and forth crazily without any stability. That is the “swing” of karma. If we don’t “swing” with karma, it cannot do

Changing Perception

Changing Perception

Phakchok Rinpoche relects upon his visit to Earthfire Wildlife Sanctuary and how it changed his perception of wildlife.