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Instructor

Instructor
  • Phakchok Rinpoche (175)
  • Tulku Migmar Tsering (43)
  • Khenpo Gyaltsen (18)
  • Drupla Sherab Dorje (4)
  • Drupla Sonam Tsering (3)
  • David Shlim (1)
  • Drupla Opak (1)
  • Matthew Zalichin (1)
  • Oriane Lavole (1)
  • Shu-chin (Sophie) Wu (1)

Media Format

Media Format
  • Video
  • Audio

Pathway

Pathway
  • Vajrayana (163)
  • Ground, Path, and Fruition (72)
  • Nine Yanas (57)
  • Meditation (47)
  • The Foundation (46)
  • Holistic Living (45)
  • Mahayoga Practices (26)
  • Phowa and Amitabha Practices (15)
  • Q&A with Phakchok Rinpoche (15)
  • Enhancing and Dispelling Obstacles (11)

Teaching Venue

Teaching Venue
  • Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery (50)
  • Samye Hermitage New York (33)
  • Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Denmark (14)
  • Samye Malaysia (Guru Rinpoche Lhakang) (10)
  • Chùa Giác Ngộ (9)
  • Samye Vietnam (8)
  • Rangjung Yeshe Gomde UK (5)
  • Rangjung Yeshe Oddiyana (5)
  • Samye Ipoh (4)
  • Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Germany-Austria (3)
Teachings Order By
In this video teaching, Khenpo Gyaltsen explains the Four Immeasurables: Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity
In this video, Tulku Migmar Tsering introduces the four (or five) foundations of the preliminary practices, with a special emphasis on refuge, bodhicitta and prostrations.
In this video, Tulku explains why these foundational practices are more important than the main part of practice.
In this video, Khenpo Gyaltsen explains the practice of exchanging self and others as found in the Seven Verses of Mind Training and Shantideva's Bodhicaryāvatāra.
In this video, Khenpo Gyaltsen continues his teaching on Geshe Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses of Training the Mind.
In this teaching, Khenpo Gyaltsen explains how one gives rise to bodhicitta for the first time by means of the seven-part cause-and-effect meditation to generate bodhicitta that has not yet arisen.
In this teaching, Khenpo Gyaltsen explains the benefits of bodhicitta, the mind of awakening.
Instant Liberation
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche recounts stories of Guru Rinpoche's magnificent activities to increase the faith and devotion of disciples.
Feast offerings are very important in the Vajrayāna tradition. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche describes the meaning and significance of this ritual practice.
In January, 2024, Khenpo Gyaltsen offered a two-part workshop on the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections at the Guru Lhakhang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In January, 2024, Khenpo Gyaltsen offered a two-part workshop on the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections at the Guru Lhakhang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phakchok Rinpoche continues his teaching on the four veils or four obscurations with the fourth veil. In Buddhist terminology, this is called the obscuration of habitual tendencies.
Mind training in the context of Mahayoga relates to the two stages of development and completion stages. When we talk about secret mantra teachings one must first have received any Vajrayana empowerment.
Phakchok Rinpoche taught in December 2023 in Taiwan, offering important advice from his recent book, Awakening Dignity. In this video, Rinpoche discusses how many people are searching for the meaning of life, and for unconditional love and acceptance. The way to gain this is to gain confidence and then dignity in one's inherently pure nature. With this transformation, one can become deeply satisfied.
In this teaching, Khenpo Gyaltsen explains that Tonglen is the mind training of giving and taking, and that this is one way of exchanging self and other.
Mind training in the context of Mahayoga relates to the two stages of development and completion stages. When we talk about secret mantra teachings one must first have received any Vajrayana empowerment.
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the third obscuration. This is usually called the "cognitive obscuration" but many of us don't understand what that means.
In this video, Tulku Migmar explains the function of the all-ground consciousness. The five sense consciousnesses derive from the all-ground consciousness.
In this video from a public audience in Taiwan in December 2023, Phakchok Rinpoche explains that we need to believe that our pure nature is uncreated and limitless and that meditation does not "produce" compassion, humbleness, or ease. These characteristics are all our nature.
Khenpo Gyaltsen wraps up his teaching on the Seven Verses of Mind Training by summarising how to take adversity into the path of enlightenment.
Five Negative Emotions
Five negative emotions cause us so many problems. In this audio clip, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how the Buddha taught about the mind and about actions. Rinpoche describes these five as they might arise in our daily lives. He also demonstrates how subtly these five negative emotions may influence our behavior.
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the second veil in his teaching on the four obscurations.
In the second part of this teaching, Khenpo Gyaltsen focused on Geshe Chekawa's instructions for training in Relative Bodhicitta. Within this text, the specific training that is explained is Tonglen, the practice of giving and taking.
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche teaches the practice of Tonglen as a method to develop bodhicitta.
Tulku Migmar explains in this video clip how we can begin to work with the profound practice of Tonglen.   Moreover, he advises how we can incorporate this "Beginner Tonglen" within any of our meditation sessions.
In this video teaching, Khenpo Gyaltsen teaches on the Seven Points of Mind Training, written by Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorjé.
In this video, Khenpo Gyaltsen offers a short introduction to the Vajrayana samayas.
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche stresses the pure nature of our minds. If we are interested in practicing meditation, we must understand our nature is pure. This teaching is in English with translation into Chinese.
Mindfulness means reminding ourselves about how to behave and think. Phakchok Rinpoche gives instructions on how to understand mindfulness as a whole package.
Extending mindfulness is a type of training. How do we maintain? Phakchok Rinpoche in this video explains that extending is a skill that we need to develop. We approach mindfulness like a runner training for a marathon. Slowly and gently we can extend our mindful time.
In this video, Tulku Migmar explains how our samsaric mind is the very origin of cyclic existence.
Phakchok Rinpoche concludes his discussion of the different types of mind by giving a very detailed meditation instructions including tips on correct posture and eye position.
Vision and mission
Phakchok Rinpoche continues discussing the types of mind.
Vision
Vision and mission are terms we know well from our business and life planning. But often, when we begin to meditate, we don't have any sort of a vision.
In this video teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains about the importance of motivation and the need to abandon clinging.
In this video, Tulku Migmar asks us to look closely at our own life experiences. Can we see how we change our relationships with sentient beings throughout our lives?
Phakchok Rinpoche, in a teaching given in 2023 at Samye Hermitage New York explains the relevance of Guru Rinpoche.
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche offers four simple exercises that we can practice in our daily lives.
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that all of the Buddha's teachings revolve around developing and training in kindness.
Tulku Migmar Tsering continues his introduction to how we can cultivate loving-kindness.
In this video teaching, Tulku Migmar explains how training the mind begins with the question, "What is mind?"
In this teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering reminds us to set our motivation before engaging in any Dharma activity such as listening to the Dharma.
In this teaching, Tulku MIgmar explains the benefits of recalling the kindness of our mothers as an example of compassion.
Understand Ignorance
in this video teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains why we need to understand ignorance.
Buddha-nature
In this video, Tulku Migmar Tsering introduces the concept of Buddha-nature using a series of traditional examples.
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses the 8 points of advice from the great Khenpo Shantarakshita.
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how a belief in karma helps us maintain an ethical buffer zone.
In this very short video teaching, Rinpoche explains how mindfulness is understood in the Vajrayana tradition.
In this excerpt from his teachings on compassion at Samye Hermitage New York, Tulku Migmar reminds us of the seven steps to cultivate compassion.
In this teaching, Tulku MIgmar underlines the importance of knowing what causes suffering. Only by appreciating what brings uneasiness and pain for ourselves and others can we authentically develop compassion.
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche stresses the importance of acknowledging our knots in order for the Dharma to be able to transform us.
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche introduces "no-oxygen breathing", a simple technique for reducing our anger.
In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche emphasizes two key points for correctly understanding Vajrayana teachings.
In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche makes the point that it is not helpful to jump around from one practice to another when engaging in Vajrayana practice. Taking it slowly with Vajrayana means following the pathway as laid out by Guru Rinpoche.
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche teaches on the profound meaning of The Ultimate Guru Sādhana of Simplicity, the only text written by Kyapjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
In this video, from a question and answer session at Samye Barcelona, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses how we gradually develop faith and trust.
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche demonstrates how 5 minutes of breathing exercises can calm the mind and the emotions.
In this video from a public teaching in Barcelona, Spain, Phakchok Rinpoche outlines the ideas presented in his book, Awakening Dignity.
connecting with vajrayana
Connecting with Vajrayana, Phakchok Rinpoche explains, means starting from the ground of recalling our pure nature In this video, Rinpoche explains the difference between believing and gaining practice experience.
In this teaching, Tulku Migmar explains the stages of preparation for the Trinlé Nyingpo practice.
In this short clip, Phakchok Rinpoche gives direct advice on how to reflect on success.
We can learn how to deal with job-dissatisfaction and work-related stress. In this video, Tulku Migmar reminds us that we often blame the boss or our co-workers for bad situations. Often we make judgments quickly and misinterpret situations. And if we are working virtually, opportunities for misreading the room are even greater! But we don't usually consider the possibility that we are creating our own job unhappiness and dissatisfaction.
In this video teaching filmed in summer 2013 at Samye Hermitage New York, Phakchok Rinpoche advises us how not to be shaken by obstacles.
Prostrations are a way of paying respect as well as a mindfulness practice. In this video filmed at Samye Hermitage New York in 2015, Tulku Migmar discusses the purpose of prostration and demonstrates three different techniques.
In this video teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains the significance of compassion in Mahayana Buddhism.
In this teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering, with characteristic humor and simple examples, answers some frequently asked questions for Vajrayana practitioners and explains the Dakini priciple in Tibetan Buddhism.
In this excerpt from a Zoom teaching to the Vietnamese sangha, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us of the three crucial elements that make our practice holistic and beneficial for ourselves and others.
laziness
In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how the spiritual path is just like exercising our physical body.  We need to stop complaining—and just do some practice.
Knowing mind
In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how understanding the meaning of "Dharma" is to know our own mind.
renunciation
In this audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how renunciation means we should be detached, but not irresponsible. Every bodhisattva has renunciation, but that does not mean they are irresponsible.
During the holiday season in 2021, Samye Institute was delighted to host Dr. David Shlim. In his talk, Dr. Shlim shared a brief teaching on how we can train our compassion during the holiday season, and answered the audience's questions on developing a relaxed, aware mind.
Judgment is a tricky thing for us to acknowledge. In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche teaches on the need to understand our minds.
Confession
In this audio recording, Phakchok Rinpoche leads a group in the Narak Kong Shak lamenting apology and gives a brief explanation of each section of the practice .
In this online teaching to the Brazilian sangha, Phakchok Rinpoche speaks frankly about the need to be clear about our own practice.
In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains why we should regularly engage in the practice of magnetizing, one of the four activities of Vajrayana deity yoga practice.
In this video teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering discusses how we can rely on patience in our daily life. If we can learn how to tolerate difficult conditions without giving rise to anger, we are being patient.
In this short video teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains that when we correctly practice discipline, we maintain virtuous behavior and rid ourselves of negative habits.
Generosity practice is the first of the six transcendental perfections or pāramitās. In this short teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering first gives a clear definition of generosity in the Buddhist context.
In the first of a series of short video teachings on the Six Pāramitās, Tulku Migmar Tsering introduces us to these important practices.
Phakchok Rinpoche Answers Student Questions
Phakchok Rinpoche answers student questions ranging from dealing with emotions and partners to achieving the highest result of practice.
Phakchok Rinpoche offers advice on checking our Dharma practice as he guides us through the practical oral instructions of Chokgyur Lingpa.
Pithy advice on how to check one's progress on the path
Pithy advice on how to check one's progress on the path is crucial for all practitioners of the Buddhadharma. Phakchok Rinpoche shares practical tips from his own experience.
In this brief presentation, Phakchok Rinpoche leads students step-by-step through the Four Mind Changings.
Positive qualities
Positive qualities such as calmness and compassion can be developed through practicing meditation. In this teaching from a special Dharma-stream essentials series for Dawn of Dharma students, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the significance of morality and the positive qualities that help us in our practice.
Negative Emotions
Negative emotions are tricky to handle. In this teaching from a special essentials series for Dawn of Dharma students, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how to transform them.
The Six Paramitas
The Six Paramitas are the conduct to be taken up on the Mahayana path. Phakchok Rinpoche introduces the Six Perfections that constitute the bodhisattva path—generosity, discipline, patience, diligence, meditation, and wisdom.
Buddha Dharma and Sangha
Buddha Dharma and Sangha are referred to in Buddhism as the Three Jewels. Phakchok Rinpoche explains what the terms mean and why they are thought of as precious and supreme.
Light offerings are popular throughout the Buddhist world. In this short video, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the meaning of traditional butter lamp offerings.
accumulating merit
In this short pith instruction, Phakchok Rinpoche recalls the specific benefits of accumulating merit and reminds us how vital it is to our success on the path.
In this video, Tulku Migmar shows us how to place the eight outer offerings on our shrine and gives more instruction on how to make these offerings.
water offerings
In this video, Tulku Migmar gives a detailed teaching on how to correctly make water offerings on a Tibetan Buddhist shrine.
What is Mahamudra?
What is Mahamudra? In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche defines the term and explains the foundational steps to engage in Mahamudra meditation.
Confidence
Confidence is necessary on the spiritual path. In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche distinguishes between confidence, dignity and pride.
Great Master Attitude
Great Master Attitude involves taking the life examples of realized masters to heart . Phakchok RInpoche reminds us of the core of Buddhist practice: The transformation of mind and the realization of mind nature.
Renunciation
Renunciation can be a powerful opportunity if we take it seriously. In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us to reflect on impermanence and on renunciation.
Karma
Phakchok Rinpoche talks about how mindfulness of karma encourages us to take responsibility for our actions.
Cleansing the Body
Cleansing the body using simple breathing techniques maintains our health and balances the elements in our bodies. Phakchok Rinpoche explains the importance of coordinating our breathing to begin our meditation and practice sessions.