Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership

Lama Karma Sang-ngak Rinpoche

Sang-ngak Rinpoche was the third son of Chokgyur Lingpa’s daughter, Könchok Paldrön. He was considered to be the reincarnation of the Sertsa tulku…

Söntar Chönchok Rinpoché

Söntar Chönchok Rinpoché (19th-20th century) was a close dharma friend of Samten Gyatso. He was known as a great renunciant and meditator who spent…

Sangyum Dechen Chödrön

Sangyum Dechen Chödrön, (Sukha Dharma) was the first spiritual consort, or “sangyum” of Chokgyur Lingpa. She was known more widely as Lady Degah…

Gyurme Tsewang Tenpel

Gyurme Tsewang Tenpel (1889–1956), also known as Tersé Tulku, was one of the four sons of Chokgyur Lingpa's daughter Könchok Paldrön. He was reco…

Kunzang Tuktik

The Kunzang Tuktik, or Heart essence of Samantabhadra is a profound Maha-Ati-yoga Dzogchen terma.  In the development stage, the peaceful and wrathful deities are the…

Sangtik Dorsem

The Sangtik Dorsem practice comes from one of the profound treasures of the great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Shikpo Lingpa, the Triple Cycle of the Secre…

Padmasambhava

In the present age of Buddha Shakyamuni, all the Buddha’s activity appeared in one emanation in the form of Padmasambhava, the Lotus-Born One.

Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel

The Lamé Tukdrup Barché Künsel is a cycle of teachings revealed by Chokgyur Lingpa and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. The cycle forms around one-third of…

Dorjé Draktsel

The inner-most secret teaching of Guru Draktsel contains both a sadhana of Guru Rinpoche manifesting as Guru Dorjé Draktsel and the teaching of Lamri…

Tsokyé Nyingtik

Guru Rinpoche blessed Khyentsé Wangpo and dissolved into his heart. As a result of this, the root practice of Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik (Lake Born Guru…