Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership


Losar: Tibetan New Year

Losar literally means ‘New Year’ in Tibetan. Tibetans celebrated a New Year harvest festival prior to the introduction of Buddhism into Tibet. Many elements of

Scent Offerings in Vajrayana Buddhism

This article discusses the imporance of scent offerings such as the Sangchö (cleansing smoke offering) to Vajrayana Buddhism.

Instant Liberation

Stories to Increase Devotion and Trust

In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche recounts stories of Guru Rinpoche’s magnificent activities to increase the faith and devotion of disciples.

Five Negative Emotions

Five Negative Emotions

Five negative emotions cause us so many problems. In this audio clip, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how the Buddha  taught about the mind and about actions. Rinpoche

Feast Offerings: Skillful Means in the Vajrayāna

Feast offerings are very important in the Vajrayāna tradition. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche describes the meaning and significance of this ritual practice. Additionally, he gives some