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Dharma teachings, resources and education under the guidance of Phakchok Rinpoche

About Phakchok Rinpoche & Samye Institute

Phakchok Rinpoche was born in 1981 and is a lineage holder of the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa from the Nyingma School of Early Translations and one of the throne-holders of the Riwoche Taklung Kagyu Lineage. Phakchok Rinpoche’s primary root gurus are his grandfather, Kyapjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Kyapjé Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, and Kyapchok Soktse Rinpoche.  

Samye Institute, under the direction of Phakchok Rinpoche, is a place where students from all corners of the globe explore how to work with their minds in order to lead meaningful lives. Drawing from authentic Buddhist wisdom traditions, our online platform offers live teachings, structured courses, interactive forums, and community for the modern age.

Student Pathways

Support, education, and community for whichever path you are on.​

The Path of Dignity

The Path of Dignity is intended for individuals in search for meaning, contentment, ease, and wellbeing.

The Path of Transformation

The Path of Transformation provides resources and courses for study, reflection, and meditation practice.

The Path of Realization

The Path of Realization is suitable for students who have taken refuge and bodhisattva vows. 

Latest News

New Course with Phakchok Rinpoche: Mahamudra Level One

Become a Samye Patron for Exclusive Benefits

Support the current and future activities of Samye Institute by becoming a monthly patron. Patrons receive access to our full library of practice supports, courses and materials along with exclusive events and teachings. Full and partial scholarships are available. 

Latest Audio/Video Teachings

Samye Institute publishes regular audio and video teachings from Phakchok Rinpoche and other senior instructors. Most teachings are free to access but some are restricted only to Samye Patrons.

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Path of Transformation» Compassion Training

Training in Compassion: The Difference Between Empathy and Compassion

Phakchok Rinpoche
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how genuine compassion does not have a "savior mentality" but instead a broad awareness that the situation has many...
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Path of Transformation» Compassion Training

Training in Love and Compassion: Awareness of Being Open-Hearted

Phakchok Rinpoche
In this third exercise, Phakchok Rinpoche offers an opportunity to examine our hearts....
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Latest Guru Rinpoche Day Messages from Phakchok Rinpoche

In Tibetan Buddhism, we celebrate the 10th day of each lunar month as Guru Rinpoche day. Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is the Buddha who established Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet. On the outer level, the Mahaguru is the essence of all buddhas and lineage masters. The late master Dudjom Rinpoche wrote a beautiful commentary on The Concise Benefits of the Festival of the Tenth Day.

Local Dharma-stream Groups

Dharma-stream is a series of regular video teachings directly from Phakchok Rinpoche, designed to be viewed in a group setting.

These teachings are presented in a step-by-step manner, becoming more and more profound over time.

There are many groups in location around the world. If there is no group near you, we can provide support and guidance to help you start one.

Publications Available Now

Commit to Sit

50 hours of Collective Meditation

To date, our global sangha has accumulated over 50 hours of collective meditation! We rejoice in the merit!

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