The Principle of Trust

Jan 7, 2017

Dear friends near and far Hello everyone again! Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. This is the third message in my Guru Rinpoche Twelve Manifestations series. In the Tukdrub Barché Künsel, Guru Rinpoche’s first...

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Building Dignity Through Supplication

Sep 20, 2016

Building dignity through supplication may sound contradictory. In the Vajrayana path, however, supplication is continually emphasized. Why is this...

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Avoiding Spiritual Loneliness

Aug 23, 2016

Phakchok Rinpoche encourages us to meditate correctly every morning. Don’t meditate like a dead tree! That means that we are approaching the session...

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The Great Accomplishment of Guru Padmasambhava

Aug 13, 2016

Dear friends near and far Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all of you! Right now I am in Bhumthang, Bhutan at the great Gyalwa Longchenpa’s seat in Tharpaling. Today, we are just...

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Three Things

Jun 14, 2016

Dear friends near and far Happy Guru Rinpoche Day to all of you. I am going to take this opportunity to remind all of my Dharma brothers and sisters who are on...

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Guru Rinpoche’s Year

Mar 18, 2016

Dear friends near and far I want to first say that this year is a very important special year of the monkey, which is Guru Rinpoche’s year. And each tenth day of...

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Six Vajra Line Supplication

Feb 17, 2016

Dear friends near and far Happy special Guru Rinpoche Day! Now we are in the monkey year, which is special to Guru Rinpoche. And this is the first month and the first...

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Inspire Yourself by Doing Home Retreat

Feb 3, 2016

Back in December 2015, Samye challenged our community to add some practice inspiration by doing a short “home retreat”. We would like to share a short thank-you message from Rinpoche to all...

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Obstacles and Unsteadiness as Aspirations and Spiritual Fuel

Dec 22, 2015

Successful practitioners can deal with unsteady health, emotions, relationships, and difficulties. Emotions and families may always be unsteady.  But, we are so fortunate that we have found the path of Dharma. These kinds of problems should not cause major imbalances....

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Inspiration to Practice – Advice on Dealing With Success and Positive Circumstances

Dec 8, 2015

Inspiration manifests in many ways.Phakchok Rinpoche gives some personal examples of how he inspires himself to practice. And, self-reflection drives the process. Rinpoche advises us to make an honest assessment of our own emotions and behavior. We have to look...

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