Wheel of samsara
Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

The Outer, Inner, and Secret Samsara

On the first Guru Rinpoche Day of the new lunar year of the Wood Dragon, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us the three aspects of samsara: outer, inner, and secret.

Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

The Importance of Motivation

At the start of this Western new year, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us about the importance of motivation and the need to examine it continuously using our five fingers.
We also receive a message from Samye Translations to remember the importance of translations and how in the past, the Guru, the Abbot and the Dharma King made great efforts to support translations. Join the merit by making offerings.

Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

Understanding the Three Yanas

On the anniversary of Guru Dorjé Drolö, Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us some insights on the meaning and purpose of the three yanas (Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana), so we can understand they are actually three stages towards healing the human mind, three steps towards cleansing the obscurations that keep us from achieving ultimate realization, and therefore, not paradoxical.

The Buddha-image from Rigpa
Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

On the Importance of Rejoicing

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us a quote from the Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 verses that teaches the vital importance of rejoicing.

Guru Sampa Lhundrup
Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

The Three Pillars of the Dharma

On the occasion of the consecration of the Guru Sampa Lhündrup statue at Samye Hermitage Bali, Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us a clarification of the framework of the entire Buddhist path as it is expressed in the Lamrim Yeshé Nyingpo text, revealed by the Great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa.

Guru Rinpoche with two of his heart disciples.
Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

The Qualities of a Good Dharma Student

Phakchok Rinpoche asks his students to check on the essential qualities of a good student according to Maha Guru Padmasambhava’s teaching.

Lord Gampopa
Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us his understanding of the well-known Four Dharmas of Gampopa.

Guru-Rinpoche-Looks-Like-Me
Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

Checking Our Capacity

On the occassion of the birthday of our precious Mahaguru Padmasambhava, Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us Guru Rinpoche’s profound teaching from the “Sang-Ngak Lamrim,” as well as some important advice based on his own experience and what he has witnessed in others.

Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

Remembering the Key Points of Practice

Phakchok Rinpoche shares 3 verses of Patrül Rinpoche that emphasize the importance of understanding the key points of practice, as well keeping the three excellences in mind during our sessions.

Courtesy of Schechen Monastery
Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

Advice from Dza Patrül Rinpoche

Phakchok Rinpoche shares verses of advice on training and taming the mind from Dza Paltrül Rinpoche.

Guru Rinpoche with two of his heart disciples.
Guru Rinpoche Day Teachings

The Accumulations of Merit and Wisdom

Phakchok Rinpoche talks about the accumulations of merit and wisdom, how they are defined, how they differ from each other, and how to gather them.