Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Text Teachings by Phakchok Rinpoche

The Fourteen Root Samayas

Phakchok Rinpoche would like to share this document with all his Vajrayana students so they may regularly reflect on the fourteen root Samayas, the life-essence of authentic Vajrayana practice.

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Mahāsiddha Stories for Inspiration

Mahāsiddha stories may inspire us throughout our practice of the Buddhist path because we hear how people from all walks of life, and all types of background became accomplished masters.  And often their path to enter Dharma practice comes about through strange or unusual circumstances.  In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shares just a few of his favorite stories.

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Guru Devotion in Vajrayāna

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. 

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Sadhana Practice: The Importance of Ritual

Sadhana practice is the essence practice of the Vajrayana tantras. Many great masters brought us important tantras, but in order to practice them, we use practice manual texts. In Tibetan, we use the term druptap (sgrub thabs). In Sanskrit the name is sādhana. This translates as “the means of accomplishment.”

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