Announcing Phakchok Rinpoche’s New York Teachings, September 2022

Samye Institute is overjoyed to announce that Phakchok Rinpoche will be visiting New York to offer teachings and to confer precious empowerments during September 2022. These teachings are the first in-person, public teachings offered by Rinpoche after returning from his retreat.  

Please watch this space as we confirm live-streaming and interpretations for these precious teachings!

Developing Dignity September 7th 

The Aligned Center, Irvington, NY

In entering the Bodhisattva path we are undertaking a tremendous responsibility. First, we become responsible to ourselves—to be realistic in our outlook, genuine in our heart, and gentle in our approach. Second, we assume responsibility for others—for everyone we meet—in that same way. Through this process we become a dignified human being. While what we are doing day to day may seem insignificant, however by cultivating our fundamental human dignity in this way, we can play a tremendous role in developing peace throughout the world.

Mahayoga Teachings on the Yeshe Zangthal and Vajrasattva Empowerment, September 9th – 13th

Dharma House NYC, Queens, NY

Yangtik Yeshé Zangthal, The Quintessence of Wisdom Openness, is the fourth chapter of the Sheldam Nyingjang, The Essence Manual of Oral Instructions, the root tantra of the Tukdrup Barché Kunsel, The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles—the primary cycle of practice revealed by the Great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. Thus, these are the direct, pith instructions of Guru Padmasambhava, uniquely relevant for our times.

This fourth chapter includes advice on the details of Mahayoga practice, including step-by-step instructions on how to properly develop the visualization of the deity based on “the three samadhis,” how to engage in proper recitation based on “the four nails that secure the life force”, and how to finally perfect the practice by realizing one’s own mind as the deity, Guru Padmasambhava.

Samadhiraja Sutra Retreat, September 16th – 20th

Samye Hermitage New York (formerly Gomde Cooperstown), Cooperstown, NY

We welcome back Phakchok Rinpoche to Samye Hermitage New York (formerly known as Gomde Cooperstown) to teach from the Samadhiraja King of Meditation Sutra and confer the Guru of Great Bliss empowerment. Rinpoche will also be consecrating the new Stupa Memorial garden at Samye Hermitage New York. We offer two opportunities to participate in Rinpoche’s visit: a weekend option and a longer 4-day option.

Wishing you joy in your continued practice!

The Samye Institute team


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