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Instructor

Instructor
  • Phakchok Rinpoche (146)
  • Tulku Migmar Tsering (28)
  • Drupla Sherab Dorje (4)
  • Drupla Sonam Tsering (3)
  • Khenpo Gyaltsen (3)
  • David Shlim (1)
  • Drupla Opak (1)
  • Matthew Zalichin (1)
  • Oriane Lavole (1)
  • Shu-chin (Sophie) Wu (1)

Media Format

Media Format
  • Video
  • Audio

Pathway

Pathway
  • Vajrayana (143)
  • Ground, Path, and Fruition (62)
  • The Foundation (44)
  • Holistic Living (34)
  • Meditation (29)
  • Nine Yanas (29)
  • Mahayoga Practices (23)
  • Phowa and Amitabha Practices (15)
  • Q&A with Phakchok Rinpoche (14)
  • Enhancing and Dispelling Obstacles (10)

Teaching Venue

Teaching Venue
  • Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery (48)
  • Samye Hermitage New York (13)
  • Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Denmark (10)
  • Chùa Giác Ngộ (9)
  • Samye Vietnam (8)
  • Rangjung Yeshe Gomde UK (5)
  • Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana (4)
  • Samye Malaysia (Guru Rinpoche Lhakang) (4)
  • Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Germany-Austria (3)
  • Asura Cave Retreat Center (2)
Teachings Order By
In this video from a public teaching in Barcelona, Spain, Phakchok Rinpoche outlines the ideas presented in his book, Awakening Dignity.
(86 minutes)
connecting with vajrayana
Connecting with Vajrayana, Phakchok Rinpoche explains, means starting from the ground of recalling our pure nature In this video, Rinpoche explains the difference between believing and gaining practice experience.
(83 minutes)
In this teaching, Tulku Migmar explains the stages of preparation for the Trinlé Nyingpo practice.
(33 minutes)
In this short clip, Phakchok Rinpoche gives direct advice on how to reflect on success.
(2 minutes)
We can learn how to deal with job-dissatisfaction and work-related stress. In this video, Tulku Migmar reminds us that we often blame the boss or our co-workers for bad situations. Often we make judgments quickly and misinterpret situations. And if we are working virtually, opportunities for misreading the room are even greater! But we don't usually consider the possibility that we are creating our own job unhappiness and dissatisfaction.
(6 minutes)
In this video teaching filmed in summer 2013 at Samye Hermitage New York, Phakchok Rinpoche advises us how not to be shaken by obstacles.
(12 minutes)
Prostrations are a way of paying respect as well as a mindfulness practice. In this video filmed at Samye Hermitage New York in 2015, Tulku Migmar discusses the purpose of prostration and demonstrates three different techniques.
(10 minutes)
In this video teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains the significance of compassion in Mahayana Buddhism.
(13 minutes)
In this teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering, with characteristic humor and simple examples, answers some frequently asked questions for Vajrayana practitioners and explains the Dakini priciple in Tibetan Buddhism.
(48 minutes)
In this excerpt from a Zoom teaching to the Vietnamese sangha, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us of the three crucial elements that make our practice holistic and beneficial for ourselves and others.
(7 minutes)
laziness
In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how the spiritual path is just like exercising our physical body.  We need to stop complaining—and just do some practice.
(6 minutes)
Knowing mind
In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how understanding the meaning of "Dharma" is to know our own mind.
(7 minutes)
renunciation
In this audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how renunciation means we should be detached, but not irresponsible. Every bodhisattva has renunciation, but that does not mean they are irresponsible.
During the holiday season in 2021, Samye Institute was delighted to host Dr. David Shlim. In his talk, Dr. Shlim shared a brief teaching on how we can train our compassion during the holiday season, and answered the audience's questions on developing a relaxed, aware mind.
(67 minutes)
Judgment is a tricky thing for us to acknowledge. In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche teaches on the need to understand our minds.
(13 minutes)
Confession
In this audio recording, Phakchok Rinpoche leads a group in the Narak Kong Shak lamenting apology and gives a brief explanation of each section of the practice .
In this online teaching to the Brazilian sangha, Phakchok Rinpoche speaks frankly about the need to be clear about our own practice.
(79 minutes)
In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains why we should regularly engage in the practice of magnetizing, one of the four activities of Vajrayana deity yoga practice.
(7 minutes)
In this video teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering discusses how we can rely on patience in our daily life. If we can learn how to tolerate difficult conditions without giving rise to anger, we are being patient.
(25 minutes)
In this short video teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains that when we correctly practice discipline, we maintain virtuous behavior and rid ourselves of negative habits.
(14 minutes)
Generosity practice is the first of the six transcendental perfections or pāramitās. In this short teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering first gives a clear definition of generosity in the Buddhist context.
(9 minutes)
In the first of a series of short video teachings on the Six Pāramitās, Tulku Migmar Tsering introduces us to these important practices.
(14 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche Answers Student Questions
Phakchok Rinpoche answers student questions ranging from dealing with emotions and partners to achieving the highest result of practice.
(14 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche offers advice on checking our Dharma practice as he guides us through the practical oral instructions of Chokgyur Lingpa.
(41 minutes)
Pithy advice on how to check one's progress on the path
Pithy advice on how to check one's progress on the path is crucial for all practitioners of the Buddhadharma. Phakchok Rinpoche shares practical tips from his own experience.
(18 minutes)
In this brief presentation, Phakchok Rinpoche leads students step-by-step through the Four Mind Changings.
Positive qualities
Positive qualities such as calmness and compassion can be developed through practicing meditation. In this teaching from a special Dharma-stream essentials series for Dawn of Dharma students, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the significance of morality and the positive qualities that help us in our practice.
(28 minutes)
Negative Emotions
Negative emotions are tricky to handle. In this teaching from a special essentials series for Dawn of Dharma students, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how to transform them.
(32 minutes)
The Six Paramitas
The Six Paramitas are the conduct to be taken up on the Mahayana path. Phakchok Rinpoche introduces the Six Perfections that constitute the bodhisattva path—generosity, discipline, patience, diligence, meditation, and wisdom.
(32 minutes)
Buddha Dharma and Sangha
Buddha Dharma and Sangha are referred to in Buddhism as the Three Jewels. Phakchok Rinpoche explains what the terms mean and why they are thought of as precious and supreme.
(28 minutes)
Light offerings are popular throughout the Buddhist world. In this short video, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the meaning of traditional butter lamp offerings.
(2 minutes)
accumulating merit
In this short pith instruction, Phakchok Rinpoche recalls the specific benefits of accumulating merit and reminds us how vital it is to our success on the path.
In this video, Tulku Migmar shows us how to place the eight outer offerings on our shrine and gives more instruction on how to make these offerings.
(7 minutes)
water offerings
In this video, Tulku Migmar gives a detailed teaching on how to correctly make water offerings on a Tibetan Buddhist shrine.
(6 minutes)
What is Mahamudra?
What is Mahamudra? In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche defines the term and explains the foundational steps to engage in Mahamudra meditation.
(10 minutes)
Confidence
Confidence is necessary on the spiritual path. In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche distinguishes between confidence, dignity and pride.
(2 minutes)
Great Master Attitude
Great Master Attitude involves taking the life examples of realized masters to heart . Phakchok RInpoche reminds us of the core of Buddhist practice: The transformation of mind and the realization of mind nature.
(25 minutes)
Renunciation
Renunciation can be a powerful opportunity if we take it seriously. In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us to reflect on impermanence and on renunciation.
(16 minutes)
Karma
Phakchok Rinpoche talks about how mindfulness of karma encourages us to take responsibility for our actions.
(7 minutes)
Cleansing the Body
Cleansing the body using simple breathing techniques maintains our health and balances the elements in our bodies. Phakchok Rinpoche explains the importance of coordinating our breathing to begin our meditation and practice sessions.
(30 minutes)
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche gives personal advice on how we can practice meditation that can lead beyond stress-reduction to genuine transformation.
(79 minutes)
renunciation
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the Pathway of Vajrayana.
(106 minutes)
Genuine compassion
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the Pathway of Meditation.
(83 minutes)
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us of the importance of remembering the inherent purity of our minds and the need for an earnest desire to transform.
(17 minutes)
Genuine compassion
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shows how we can create a rhythm to our daily lives.
(74 minutes)
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the Pathway of Holistic Living.
Three Pillars of Vajrayana Practice
Phakchok Rinpoche advises listeners on the best way to enter the Tibetan Vajrayana path by relying on three pillars to build a strong foundation.
(6 minutes)
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche advises us on what to practice at the various stages in our practice journey.
(12 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche shows how the teachings of the Buddha can be reduced to two essential points: Realizing the nature and transforming the mind.
(1 minutes)
Learn from Phakchok Rinpoche in this video about how to work with pride.
(3 minutes)
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche shares a memorable description of the various types of motivation.
(7 minutes)
In this teaching, Tulku-la introduces the practice of Vajrasattva, the second of the "extraordinary preliminaries" of the Ngöndro.
(62 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche explains how Guru Rinpoche came to manifest in this world to perpetuate the Vajrayana teachings.
(26 minutes)
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the meanings behind the Guru Rinpoche mantra: Om Ah Hung Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hung.
(3 minutes)
Three important exercises that take ten minutes per day can improve our mind and body. In the third and final exercise, Phakchok Rinpoche shows a simple exercise that we can use to tap into our fundamental dignity.
(15 minutes)
What is Empowerment? It is the ritual introduction to the Vajrayana path. Phakchok Rinpoche explains how to receive empowerment correctly.
(9 minutes)
Tulku Migmar concludes his teachings on the preliminary practices by discussing Guru Yoga.
(74 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche advises a student in Vietnam in a simple practice to follow to begin their spiritual path.
(1 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche answers a student question about calmness leading to a mindless state.
(1 minutes)
In the second exercise, Phakchok Rinpoche demonstrates how to open our hearts through a simple breathing exercise.
(7 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche shows one of three simple breathing practices to develop an experience of calm.
(17 minutes)
Karma
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche answers a question from a student about suffering financial hardships.
(2 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche recounts the life and dharma activities of the Great Tertön, Chokgyur Dechen Zhikpo Lingpa.
(107 minutes)
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how we learn about negative emotions and how to apply Dharma practice to reduce them.
(14 minutes)
In this audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche answers a question about bringing the view of the Middle Way (Madhyamaka) into our daily lives.
In this teaching, Tulku Migmar discusses the third of the "inner" ngöndro practices, offering the mandala. This practice is a means of perfecting the accumulation of merit and overcoming our emotional obscurations hindering liberation.
(74 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche led a Lama Norlha puja during his Vietnam teaching tour and shared teachings on wealth practices, generosity, and removing obstacles through confession.
(15 minutes)
Rinpoche explains the second pillar of Vajrayana, which involves individual practices starting with Ngöndro, and progressing to deity practices and the Six Yogas. The third pillar focuses on sitting meditation and Mahamudra and Dzogchen practices.
(5 minutes)
In this teaching, Tulku Migmar begins to discuss the inner Ngöndro practices by teaching on making prostrations in the Ngöndro.
(52 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche advises approaching Tonglen practice slowly, reducing self-clinging to generate genuine compassion for others.
(13 minutes)
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche answers a question from an intellectual student about how to generate joy in our practice.
Phakchok Rinpoche emphasizes the importance of blessings in Vajrayana practice through supplication to root and lineage gurus, allowing us to feel the presence of buddhas and bodhisattvas, transforming our practice without over-intellectualization.
(34 minutes)
In this short audio recording, Phakchok Rinpoche answers two student questions about how to find a Vajrayana teacher and how we can keep that relationship fresh and vibrant.
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche distinguishes between practices focused on the mind, and those focused on the nature of mind.
(20 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche answers a question about balancing our Vajrayana practice with our everyday responsibilities.
In this teaching, Tulku Migmar concludes his teachings on the "Ordinary Ngöndro" by discussing impermanence and the law of karmic cause and effect.
(49 minutes)
Tulku Migmar answers student questions on the Four Mind Changings.
(19 minutes)
Tulku Migmar introduces the refuge tree visualization used throughout the Ngöndro practices.
(31 minutes)
Patrul Rinpoche essential instructions on Bodhicitta
Rinpoche answers a student question about how to transform pride through developing humility.
(4 minutes)
Tulku Migmar Tsering brings his teachings to the Vietnamese Sangha on the Ngöndro (preliminary practices) by discussing the first two of the four mind changings: The opportunities provided by our current human birth and the truth of impermanence.
(50 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche shares a lesson he learned from his father about the Five Perfections as the requirement for a good result. We must build our own decisiveness, trust, confidence, dignity, and devotion, which come from reflection and practice. Rinpoche encourages self-examination and daily reflection without judgment.
(14 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche talks about the second pillar of the Vajrayana ground. Rinpoche explains that when we develop devotion, everything changes. Practice becomes easy.
(24 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche introduces Vajrayana practice by teaching how to reflect on our character, identify ignorance in our minds, purify our emotions, and emphasizes that genuine transformation through meditation requires honest reflection on our cognitive and emotional obscurations.
(29 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche describes the importance of dignity training in the context of Vajrayana practice.
(1 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche emphasizes the Three Roots in Vajrayana: The Guru, the root of blessings, the Yidam, the root of dignity, and the Dakini for the experience of total freedom.
(6 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that without developing feelings of compassion and bodhicitta, our practice will become academic and dry.
(17 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche responds to questions about how to purify the four obscurations with Vajrayana practice.
(21 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche encourages us by showing that we can all achieve enlightenment—we just have to gather the right conditions for fruition.
(5 minutes)
In this teaching, learn from Phakchok Rinpoche about the importance of a qualified Vajrayana teacher.
(13 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche shares stories of the lineage masters of the past and why we invoke their realization in our lineage supplications.
(15 minutes)
Guru Devotion is the key to Vajrayāna practice, Phakchok Rinpoche explains. When we practice this tradition, we see the guru as the Buddha. This contrasts with the approach of the other vehicles.
(3 minutes)
Managing sadhana practice is a big issue for many students. We may have received a number of empowerments and practices. We then may become confused.
(2 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche explains that our practice positively impacts every being we encounter, due to our deep connections.
(2 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche shares pithy advice about how we can engage with our guru's teachings as we progress in our practice.
(23 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche continues his discussion of transformation by talking about how we overcome cognitive obscurations and coemergent ignorance with Vajrayana practice.
(8 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche provides some valuable advice on how we can approach supplication and aspiration in our practice.
(2 minutes)
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shares some advice from his Guru about how to make true progress on the path.
(7 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche relates the negative emotions to the preliminary practices and draws attention to common misunderstandings and errors we make when practicing.
(16 minutes)
Phakchok Rinpoche guides us in beginning to transform our minds by contemplating the pure nature of all phenomena.
(7 minutes)
Liberation Upon Hearing
Liberation upon hearing is a powerful method for offering merit to the deceased. Phakchok Rinpoche talks about how to develop certainty in the benefit our practice brings to beings in the bardo.
(8 minutes)