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Phakchok Rinpoche Explains the Meaning of "Vajrayana"
Full and partial scholarships available.
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The Vajrayana pathway takes the fruition as the ground and the path. Thus, the elements of sincere devotion and pure perception are crucial. Samye Institute’s Vajrayana Membership is for committed Vajrayana practitioners from any lineage who seek deep, practical advice in beginning and maintaining their Vajrayana practices. In particular, this program is most suitable for those practicing within the Chokling Tersar tradition within the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
By becoming a Vajrayana Member, you will gain access to restricted teachings on the Samye Institute site. Every month, we will be releasing new teachings, recordings and resources to aid your Vajrayana practice, focusing on practices like the Concise Daily Practice, The Trinlé Nyingpo and the Tukdrup Sampa Lhündrup.
The Vajrayana Membership has a suggested offering of $30USD per month. All proceeds go to support further development of the program and to cover the costs of running our platform. Samye Institute is a non-profit organization but we have considerable staffing and infrastructure costs to cover.
While we suggest donation to join the membership program, we want you to know that this program is available to you, to support your practice, no matter your financial circumstances.
Since its launch in 2015, Samye Institute has relied upon the work of our dedicated worldwide volunteer team. We use offerings to maintain and improve the Samye Institute website and the digital presences of other organizations in Phakchok Rinpoche’s mandala. We provide both technical and practical support for students and provide opportunities for those in financial need to access authentic Dharma education. We produce online events and teachings to a worldwide audience, translated into over ten languages. In addition, we make offerings to Rinpoche and to our monastic instructors and request teachings on behalf of the entire Samye global sangha throughout the year. And finally, we develop and host on-line courses available in multiple languages that allow for self-paced authentic Dharma study and reflection. We welcome all offerings, regardless of the amount. Our wish is for every user to make an auspicious connection with Samye Institute.
By joining the Vajrayana Membership, you will gain access to avenues to ask questions about your practice to our druplas and authorized instructors. However, because of their busy schedules, we cannot guarantee an immediate response. This is a teaching in itself about the perfection of patience, and how we can use doubts or confusion about our practice as an opportunity to reflect on our own obscurations.
Phakchok Rinpoche does not intend to provide online empowerments at this time. However, in exclusive events for Vajrayana Members, reading transmissions for particular practices may be given.
In order to join Samye Institute’s Vajrayana Membership, you need to already have a free Samye Institute account. You can register an account here. If you think you already have an account, please reach out to our support team so they can retrieve your account for you.
At present, these materials are going to be in English only. We aspire to translate these materials into the other languages offered to our global sangha in the future. Please keep an eye on Samye Institute’s announcement page for further updates on our translation activities.