🌎There’s still time to register for Touching Earth: Buddhism & The Environment🌎


Buddhist Studies Institute

Touching Earth: Buddhism & the Environment
with Pema Khandro & esteemed guests

Online – April 5-7, 2024
9am – 12pm PST | 12pm – 3pm EST | 5pm – 8pm GMT

Re-imagine the world and a human being’s place in it through the perspective of twenty-five hundred years of Buddhism. Join Pema Khandro and esteemed scholars: Lama Willa, PhD; Debbie Kasper, PhD; & Devin Zuckerman, PhD candidate; to reconsider earth, the elements, nature and environment within a sense of interdependence, impermanence and an ethic of profound care.

Register Now for Touching Earth

Ngondro Module 2 – Purifying the Mind

April 15, 2024 – June 24, 2024

Online – Mondays

6pm-7:30pm PT | 8pm-9:30pm ET |8am* AEST Sydney
*April 16 in Sydney

This module focuses on clearing karma. It is includes one of the most important practices of Buddhist tantra – Vajrasattva meditation. This includes a clearing of unprocessed experiences and past misdeeds through the meditation and making amends for wrong doing. Vajrasattva mantras and meditation are introduced and instructed.

Register Now Ngondro Module 2

Vajrayogini Retreat with

Pema Khandro & Drupon Rinchen Dorjee


May 3 -May 5, 2024

9am – 12pm PT | 12pm – 3pm ET | 5pm – 8pm GMT

Join us for this special event, the Vajrayogini Empowerment, an initiation into the inner tantra practice of generation stage meditation ~ led by Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and Lama Pema Khandro. Vajrayogini is the female buddha embodying radical presence. To practice Vajrayogini meditation is to cut through to innermost wisdom and innate clarity.

This exceptional program will feature three half-days of instructions, empowerment and meditations of Vajrayogini. It will be led by Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche who will give the empowerment and Lama Pema Khandro who will give the instructions for practice.

Pre-requisites: This event is open to the public. In order to practice the generation stage Vajrayogini meditation, Drupon Rinpoche requires that one must have completed the ngondro, or preliminary practices, of Vajrayana first. One may, however, receive the empowerment and teachings before completing ngondro to receive the blessing and prepare for later practice. To do the practice, one has to have completed ngondro. However, the first two practices  may be engaged regardless of having completed ngondro or not.

Register Now for the Vajrayogini Retreat

Happy Women’s History Month!
Forum: Hear Our Voices

by Pema Khandro for Lion’s Roar

A panel of women teachers from different Buddhist traditions share their insights into being a female teacher and leader in today’s world.

Read the full article – Hear Our Voices

Are you interested in helping us spread the dharma?

The Buddhist Studies Institute is actively seeking a Manager to be available for 5-10 hours a week. This is a volunteer position.

Manager Responsibilities Include:

  • Create clear project plans and goals.

  • Establish a work plan at each stage of the project, and allocate resources accordingly.

  • Create and manage project budgets.

  • Review project plan to determine time frames

  • Remind team members of deadlines and keep team members on deadlines

  • Identify and remove any obstacles that might hinder the team’s ability to meet deadlines.

  • Effectively communicate project-relevant details throughout the organization.

  • Facilitate project-related team meetings.

  • Share project reports with governance committee

  • Collaborate on the Organization’s plans and priority

  • Design and launch evaluation surveys among team and community members.

  • Be the main point of contact for projects.

For more information, please email volunteer@buddhiststudiesinstitute.org or simply click the box below.

Interested? Email Us.

2024 Schedule of Events


Daily Meditation Online
Vajrayana Training 1st & 2nd Wednesday of each month
Ngakpa Training 3rd Wednesday of each month


Touching Earth: Buddhism and the EnvironmentApril 5- April 7
Ngondro Module 2 – April 15 – June 24


Vajrayogini Retreat – May 3-5


Choying Dzod Retreat – June 28-30
*All Times are noted in Pacific Time (PT) – Check your Timezone