Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Series: Buddha and the Great Masters

Buddha Shakyamuni

Remembering the Three Trainings

Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us of the three main trainings the Buddha taught, which are a condensation of the entire Buddhadharma: the trainings of discipline, meditation,

Tsangnyön Heruka’s mind instructions

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a song of realization the master Tsangnyön Heruka sang to his disciple Bönpo Dorjé Nyingpo as he was giving him mind instructions.

Courtesy of Schechen Monastery

Dza Patrül Rinpoche’s Heart Advice

Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us a few verses of advice from the great nineteenth century non-sectarian Dzokchen master, Dza Patrul Rinpoche.

Lake Dhanakosha

The Heart Essence of Padmasambhava

On this special day of the monkey month, we celebrate the birth of our Precious Maha Guru within a lotus blossom on Lake Dhanakosha. Phakchok

Maha Guru

Saga Dawa

Today’s Guru Rinpoche day is very special, because it falls within the month of Saga Dawa. In the Tibetan tradition, Saga Dawa is the month

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

Letter from My Guru

I would like to share this message with you all for today’s Guru Rinpoche Day: My son, you need to understand the dharma that I