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Seeing the Buddha, Becoming the Buddha: Formal Meditation Instruction from Phakchok Rinpoche

Nov 12, 2020

Within In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas, Phakchok Rinpoche clearly shows how genuine meditation is contingent upon bringing together many supportive conditions. However, Rinpoche also articulates methods for contained formal sessions that are effective, profound, and transformative....

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Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen

Jun 3, 2020

Saga Dawa Duchen is on June 5, 2020. May everyone who sees a Buddha image, hears the Buddha’s name, or the dhāraṇī –or recalls his qualities– embark on the path to complete and...

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Visualization: How and Why?

Mar 5, 2020

Visualization can seem unnecessarily complicated when we first encounter meditation instruction. But creating a mental image and using that as an object of our attention is an important technique on the Vajrayāna path. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche shares some brief instruction...

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The Treasury of Blessings: A Practice of Buddha Śākyamuni

Feb 18, 2020

Samye Institute is pleased to announce the production and release of a new video visualization of the Treasury of Blessings (see below).  We would like to use this joyful occasion to revisit...

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Fear of Death: Practice for Long-Life

Dec 23, 2018

Fear of death often arises sneakily in the middle of the night. So, if we wake with this fear, we can learn to practice a simple long life meditation visualization.  When we experience this fear,  it indicates that our life...

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Belief in Dharma Practice

Jun 20, 2018

Belief in dharma practice is crucial.  Yet, often we approach our practice in a half-hearted or not fully committed manner.  Then, if we don't believe in what we are practicing, we may not recognize our own experiences on the path. ...

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Receiving Tibetan Buddhist Empowerment

Jul 24, 2017

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 an empowerment....

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Five Ways of Practicing Guru Yoga

Jul 28, 2012

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 merging your mind with the wisdom mind of the...

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