Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Visualization

Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen

Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen—his birth, enlightenment, and parinirvāṇa—means an opportunity to practice joyfully. We can take a pause from our busy concerns and

Visualization: How and Why?

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

Healing Practices

Healing Practices from Tibetan Buddhism

Healing practices perform an important function for practitioners. Physical health situations can make our lives more stressful and difficult to manage. 

Belief in Dharma Practice

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

Receiving Tibetan Buddhist Empowerment

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