Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Tibetan Buddhist Ritual

Nyungné

Nyungné Fasting Practice

Nyungné is a fasting ritual of the 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara belonging to the Kriya Tantra tradition. Its purpose is to purify negative karma in a short

What is Ritual?

What is Ritual?

What is Ritual? I’m Only Here For the Meditation Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche teaches and travels widely throughout the world.  On his tours, he often encounters

Bell and Dorje: Understanding Ritual Objects

In the Vajrayana context, practitioners utilize the bell and dorje as important symbolic ritual items. At the outer level, these two implements represent the indivisibility

Vajrakīlaya

Vajrakīlaya Seven-Day Gutor Pūjā

The Vajrakīlaya Gutor Pūjā will be celebrated from  February 16-22, 2020. Vajrakīlaya (Tibetan: Dorjé Phurba) is the embodiment of the powerful compassion of all buddhas.  Moreover,Vajrakīlaya,