Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Phakchok Rinpoche

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

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

Maintaining Meditation Discipline

In this excerpt from “In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas”, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses discipline, and how it is essential to a strong meditation practice.

On Forgetting

Phakchok Rinpoche teaches that if we are holding any anger, we are not free. When you’re even mildly annoyed at someone, the mind is disturbed