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Instructor

Instructor
  • Phakchok Rinpoche (193)
  • Tulku Migmar Tsering (50)
  • Khenpo Gyaltsen (24)
  • 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

Languages

Languages
  • Tiếng Việt (16)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (12)
  • 简体中文 (12)
  • 繁體中文 (12)
  • ภาษาไทย (8)
  • Español (3)
  • Português (3)
  • Українська (2)

Pathway

Pathway
  • Path of Realization (183)
  • Path of Transformation (106)
  • Ground, Path, and Fruition (74)
  • Meditation (52)
  • The Foundation (48)
  • Mahayoga Practices (28)
  • Q&A with Phakchok Rinpoche (24)
  • Enhancing and Dispelling Obstacles (15)
  • Phowa and Amitabha Practices (15)
  • Compassion Training (9)

Teaching Venue

Teaching Venue
  • Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery (66)
  • Samye Hermitage New York (40)
  • Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Denmark (13)
  • 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, Phakchok Rinpoche stresses the importance of being grounded and steady even when things don't go our way.
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche reviews the stages of training in compassion.
In this video, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains how repeated placement, the third stage of calm abiding meditation, works.
In the second part of his teaching on beginning a meditation practice, Tulku Migmar reminds us that having placed our mind, we will probably find the crazy elephant that begins to wander off in unexpected directions.
In this short video teaching, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains that meditation is a broad term encompassing many stages.
Calm Abiding Meditation
In this excerpt from a retreat teaching at Samye Hermitage New York, Tulku Migmar explains how we start to train with our breath and meditation through the practice of calm abiding meditation.
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche comments on the first statement from the famous teaching known as Parting From the Four Attachments.
In this excerpt from a question and answer session with students of the Rigpa Shedra, Rinpoche responded to a student's question about how to deal with fear or uncomfortableness when investigating the absence of self.
Khenpo Gyaltsen led a two-part workshop in Thailand that was open to Zoom participants. In this workshop, Khenpo reminded participants of key points of contemplation of the four immeasurables. He also pauses several times in the workshop to allow time for these conceptual meditations.
In this video teaching, Khenpo Gyaltsen explains the Four Immeasurables: Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity
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.
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.
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.
In this video, Tulku Migmar explains the function of the all-ground consciousness. The five sense consciousnesses derive from the all-ground consciousness.
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 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.
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?
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 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 video, Phakchok Rinpoche introduces "no-oxygen breathing", a simple technique for reducing our anger.
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.
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, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains the significance of compassion in Mahayana 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche gives personal advice on how we can practice meditation that can lead beyond stress-reduction to genuine transformation.
Genuine compassion
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the Pathway of Meditation.
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us of the importance of remembering the inherent purity of our minds and the need for an earnest desire to transform.
Genuine compassion
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche shows how we can create a rhythm to our daily lives.
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the Pathway of Holistic Living.
Learn from Phakchok Rinpoche in this video about how to work with pride.
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche shares a memorable description of the various types of motivation.
Three important exercises that take ten minutes per day can improve our mind and body. In the third and final exercise, Phakchok Rinpoche shows a simple exercise that we can use to tap into our fundamental dignity.
Phakchok Rinpoche advises a student in Vietnam in a simple practice to follow to begin their spiritual path.
Phakchok Rinpoche answers a student question about calmness leading to a mindless state.
In the second exercise, Phakchok Rinpoche demonstrates how to open our hearts through a simple breathing exercise.
Phakchok Rinpoche shows one of three simple breathing practices to develop an experience of calm.
Karma
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche answers a question from a student about suffering financial hardships.
In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how we learn about negative emotions and how to apply Dharma practice to reduce them.
In this audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche answers a question about bringing the view of the Middle Way (Madhyamaka) into our daily lives.
In this teaching from an August 2015 talk at the Mahamudra retreat at Samye Hermitage New York, Phakchok Rinpoche explains the purpose of meditation practice.
In this teaching, Rinpoche explains the meaning of dignity, and how we can train and develop it through practice.
We're delighted to share a recording of Phakchok Rinpoche's teaching at the Mangalam Center in Berkeley, California.
Phakchok Rinpoche explains the meaning behind Guru Rinpoche's seal.
Watch Phakchok Rinpoche's teaching on Awakening Dignity at Harvard Divinity School.
In this teaching, generously sponsored by Samye's Vietnamese Sangha, Tulku Migmar Tsering introduces the Path of Meditation Level One.
Phakchok Rinpoche shows us another simple breathing exercise to tame negative emotions.
In this teaching, learn a simple breathing practice to begin to train our minds.
Charis and Agnes Scott College hosted Sophie Wu in conversation with Jan Willis for a discussion of Awakening Dignity: A Guide to Living a Life of Deep Fulfillment.
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche gives examples of integrating self-reflection with meditation.
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche answers a student question about whether merely being a "good person" is sufficient practice.
In this teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche talks about how we can develop an incorruptible sense of dignity in our daily lives.
In this teaching, generously sponsored by Samye's Indonesian Sangha, Tulku Migmar Tsering guides us through the essentials of Shamata (calm abiding) meditation.
In this recording, Tulku Migmar Tsering talks about how to effectively practice meditation during times of great suffering, chaos and change.
In “Preparing to Die, Learning to Live,” Tulku Migmar discusses how preparing to die is fundamentally about how we live.
In this teaching, Drupla Sonam Tsering continues his teachings on how we can plan a successful personal retreat.
How do we choose where to go for retreat? What are suggestions on retreat for someone with commitments like family or children? What are the advantages and disadvantages of solitary retreat? When should we do retreat at home?