The tradition of writing songs which express spiritual experiences (Sans. dohā, Tib. mgur) of their authors came to Tibet from India, along with tantric practices. These poems deal with the most personal aspects of spiritual path – the personal insight, yearning for solitude, recollecting one’s own guru etc. Uniting doctrinal teachings with the beauty of metaphoric language, the poems are often a skillful means for teaching. In this paper author shows some examples of poems and discusses their educational role in Tibetan Buddhism.