Practice Advice

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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....
Lord Gampopa

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

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

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....
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Jé Götsampa

Jé Götsangpa’s Answers to Common Questions

Phakchok Rinpoche shares advice from Lama Zhang on the different processes of rebirth and the relative importance of emptiness and compassion....
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Striking the Vital Points of Practice

On the first Guru Rinpoche Day of the Tibetan Year of the Water Rabbit, Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us two quotes on the key points...
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Accumulating Causes for Enlightenment

In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the essence of our mind is already enlightened. Yet, even though our nature is pure, that...
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Avoiding Spiritual Loneliness

Phakchok Rinpoche encourages us to meditate correctly every morning. Don’t meditate like a dead tree! That means that we are approaching the session alone....
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Buddha Shakyamuni

The Essence of all the Buddha’s Teachings

Phakchok Rinpoche shares some words from the first chapter of the "Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom in Eight-Thousand Lines" about the perfection of wisdom....
Jetsün Chökyi Drakpa Gyaltsen

Parting from the Four Attachments

On Guru Rinpoche Day, Phakchok Rinpoche shares Venerable Chökyi Drakpa Gyaltsen's vision of Lord Manjushri with a condensation of the entire essence of the Causal...
Lord Atisha

On the Union of Method and Wisdom

On this Guru Rinpoche day, Phakchok Rinpoche shares a few pithy quotes on the importance of uniting skillful means and wisdom. ...

Phakchok Rinpoche: The Importance of Gurus

Samye Institute is delighted to announce that on the 152nd anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Great Tertön, Chokgyur Dechen Zhikpo Lingpa (June 30th, 2022),…

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