Bodhisattva’s Way of Life


Buddhist Studies Institute

Excellent Path to Enlightenment – Module 3 with Pema Khandro

*Free and open to the public!

May 1st – 22nd, 2023

1-1:30pm San Francisco [PDT]

4-4:30pm New Yorkl [EDT]

9-9:30pm London [BST]

This class covers essential topics of Buddhist philosophy including emptiness, bodhichitta (the altruistic enlightened intent) and the nature of wisdom.

Text to be Studied: Excellent Path to Enlightenment, Longchenpa; Transl. Khenpo Gawang, Gerry Wiener.

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Teaching Meditation in a Multicultural World

with Pema Khandro, Aruna Rig’dzin & Dr. Satya

May 24 & June 5, 12, 19, 2023

Geared towards supporting Meditation Instructors, this class is open to Meditation Instructors certified through the Buddhist Studies Institute or currently enrolled in Meditation Instructor Training, and to meditation instructors who received their instruction and training through other programs and schools. It is also offered as part of the 180-hour Meditation Instructor Training curriculum offered through the Buddhist Studies Institute.

Optional weekly 30 minute Focus Groups offer review and discussion of self-paced coursework and time for fostering community connections.

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Ngakpa Training with Pema Khandro

5pm PST Wednesday, April 26, 2023

For students enrolled in Ngakpa Training, we will have a Ngakpa Training discussion group to talk about key parts of our reading from the Treasury of Words and Meanings. Discussion group to TBA.

2023 Schedule of Events


Daily Meditation Online
Vajrayana Training1st & 2nd Wednesday of each month
Ngakpa Training 3rd Wednesday of each month
Meditation Instructor Training – Jan 21-Jun 16


Apr 7-9 –  Chakrasamvara Empowerment & Teachings
Apr 24-Jun 12 –
Ngondro 2 – Purifying the Mind


May 1-22 – Excellent Path: Bodhisattva’s Way

May 24-Jun 19 – Teaching Meditation in a Multicultural World


Jun 1-4 – Chod Retreat at Dakini Mountain

Jun 3 – Saga Dawa Celebration

Jun 19 – Aug 14 – Ngondro 3 – Mountain of Jewels

Jun 21-Jul 10 – Teachings on Karma


July 15-16 – Meditation Instructor Training Retreat & Graduation


Aug 3-6 – Annual Dzogchen Retreat Online w/Khenpo Yeshi & Pema Khandro

Aug 21-Oct 16 – Ngondro 4 – Intrinsic Wisdom

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