Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Karma

Trusting Karma

Trusting Karma

Trusting karma is something that many of us struggle with in our practice. But are we clear about what karma really means? Here, Phakchok Rinpoche

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

Believing karma

Believing Karma

Believing karma, cause and effect, makes us authentic practitioners. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche speaks very directly to our cynicism and doubts. He says frankly that we

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

Integrating Dharma

Qualities of Good Human Beings

As we practice the Dharma teachings, we should always reflect on the qualities of good human beings. In this video teaching, Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche begins

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

Sincerity

The Importance of Sincerity on the Path

Sincerity on the Path: Knowing What We Need to Transform Phakchok Rinpoche here discusses the importance of knowing our own minds. We need to know

The Eight Faults

And now to continue on where I left off last month from Calling the Guru from Afar. Last time we went over the four preliminary