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Samye Dharma

Providing authentic teachings of the Buddha to students worldwide.


The Path of Meditation follows the Mahāmudrā teachings of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Our online program covers the first year of meditation following the gradual path laid out by Phakchok Rinpoche during his worldwide retreats. The program also incorporates the pith instructions on view and meditation from Phakchok Rinpoche’s main root gurus, Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Kyabje Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche along with many other great masters of the lineage.


The Nine Yānas Path provides a scriptural and philosophical basis for all teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Rinpoche.  It follows the traditional teachings and practices of the Nyingma lineage and incorporates teachings and texts of all Vajrayāna traditions and philosophical schools. Practicing the Nine Yānas gives us an invaluable framework with which to better understand and implement the Buddha’s precious teachings. By studying, contemplating, and meditating in stages like the levels of a staircase, we can gain realization more swiftly.


The Traditional Vajrayāna Path focuses on the tantric path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism with an emphasis on the practices of the Chokling New Treasures tradition (Chokling Tersar). This path requires receiving the empowerments, transmissions and explanations together with study and learning in order to assimilate the views and methods that underlie the path of secret mantra practice. Ngöndro (Preliminary Practices) is a common entranceway into this path and we now offer an online support program containing teachings, support and guidance.

What Is Samye?

Samye is the namesake of the Dharma activities of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche. The name Samye originates from the great Dharma center founded in the 8th century by three great visionaries: the tantric master Guru Padmasambhava, the Dharma-king Trisong Deutsen and the abbot Śāntarakṣita. This website aims to deliver authentic Dharma teachings to all who wish to receive them, wherever they are in the world.

About Phakchok Rinpoche

Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche was born in 1981 and is a lineage holder of the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa from the Nyingma School of Early Translations and one of the throne-holders of the Riwoche Taklung Kagyu Lineage. Phakchok Rinpoche’s primary root gurus are his grandfather, the late Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and late Kyabje Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.

Enter The Dharma-stream

Dharma-stream is a series of regular video teachings directly from Phakchok Rinpoche, designed to be viewed in a group setting. The program covers many Dharma topics in a gradual path from the “Dawn of Dharma” and moving on to classic texts such as the “Jewel Ornament of Liberation” and others. There are currently over 30 groups in various locations around the world and you can also form your own group with a minimum of 3 people.

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