Samye Online Center for Learning and Resources
SAMYE is the namesake of the Dharma activities of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche. In eighth century Tibet, the tantric master Guru Padmasambhava, the Dharma-king Trisong Deutsen and the abbot Śāntarakṣita established Samye monastery.
This monastery ushered in an era of unparalleled spiritual mastery. The instructions taught here benefitted countless sentient beings, and this benefit continues to this day. Samye became a beacon of wisdom, compassion and dignity in our world. Thus, for this reason Samye is the auspicious name of our sangha’s Dharma activities. Inspired by the kindness of past masters, we have the idea to share these aspirations in a modern and accessible way via an on-line platform.
The vision of the Samye platform is very vast. We see the need to offer instruction that deals with daily life. This includes topics such as secular mindfulness, managing anger, and dealing with stress. We wish to provide training to help all those who look for answers in managing these situations.
At the same time, Samye is a place where Buddhist practitioners, both newer and long-term students, can turn for resources. Here we will offer teachings on meditation, Mahāmudrā, Nine Yānas practices, and ritual practices. Our aspiration is to offer here tools and training to allow practitioners of all levels to practice authentically and confidently.
In addition, Samye is a platform for sangha building. Here, students from around the globe can gather in forums to discuss their practices. This builds a strong sense of sangha community and teaches us to care for others. Sharing in Dharma practice really helps us not to feel lonely.