Resources for Anyone

Regardless of our background, age, and way of life, all human beings long for true happiness, a sense of mental ease and well-being, and to be free from suffering. Here we share methods derived from 2,500 years of the Buddha’s teachings that can help us all to achieve spacious minds, a sense of ease, kind hearts, dignity, and deep contentment.

Featured Teachings and Articles

Browse our selection of articles and short video or audio teachings to learn more about how our minds work. Phakchok Rinpoche, his instructors, and guest authors provide tips for dealing with common issues such as stress, anxiety, fear and boredom. We also feature tips on managing our negative emotions and developing more kind and loving hearts.

Holistic Living · Nine Yanas · Vajrayana
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how a belief in karma helps us maintain an ethical buffer zone.
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In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche introduces “no-oxygen breathing”, a simple technique for reducing our anger.
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Holistic Living
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche demonstrates how 5 minutes of breathing exercises can calm the mind and the emotions.
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Awakening Dignity · Holistic Living
During his recent visit to Barcelona, Spain, Phakchok Rinpoche sat down with Lluís Amiguet of the Spanish daily newspaper La Vanguardia. The resulting interview, featured here in English translation by Marcela Lopez, was published in Spanish and Catalan on September 27th, 2023.

Living the Rhythm of Happiness

In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shows how we can create a rhythm to our daily lives, allowing us to face the challenges of daily life and to bring true benefit to both ourselves and others. Rinpoche emphasizes that this is based on a routine that supports the development of calmness and openness to new experiences. In the beginning, we don’t need to commit to hours of sitting meditation, instead, focusing on creating space when we face problems lets us avoid the reactive patterns that lead to suffering.

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Online Courses

Samye Insititute offers short courses featuring Phakchok Rinpoche and contributing experts in mind and body training. These are open to all regardless of previous training or experience. Learn how to expand your mind and heart and care for your physical body to allow for greater ease.
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Mobility for Meditators

Trainer Neil Roberts presents a series of gentle stretches designed specifically to improve our mobility.

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Training in Compassion

Dr. David Shlim gently guides us to make the connection between relaxed open mind and natural compassion.

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Yoga Asanas for Sitting Meditation

Somānanda Yogi presents exercises designed to improve body pliancy from the Indian, Himalayan and South East Asian yogic traditions.

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Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying

Noble Living, Noble Caring and Noble Dying describes the outlook we can bring to our human experience. This resource center is the result of many conversations with Phakchok Rinpoche, Tulku Migmar, and experts in the caring profession. We invite you to explore how our Buddhist practice informs our living, caring, and dying so that they are noble: filled with dignity and grace.

Radically Happy: A User's Guide to the Mind

East meets West in Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon‘s fresh, modern take on a timeless challenge: how to find contentment and meaning in life.

Holistic Living · Radically Happy
By taking a moment to look at our minds themselves, we come closer to discovering the nature of everything.
Radically Happy
Erric Solomon shows how we can connect to our natural, spacious mind to overcome anger and irritation.
Radically Happy
Our true nature is unconditional love.
Radically Happy
Erric Solomon discusses the final of the Four Immeasurables: Sympathetic Joy.

Societal Human Values

Explore ancient wisdom based on the edict of the 7th century Tibetan Dharma King Songsten Gampo. These guidelines provide a template for engaging with others in a kind and compassionate manner.