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Buddhist Studies Institute

Excellent Path to Enlightenment – Module 3 with Pema Khandro

Short ~ Free ~ Potent

Mondays, May 1st – 22nd, 2023

1-1:30pm San Francisco [PDT]

4-4:30pm New Yorkl [EDT]

9-9:30pm London [BST]

Join Pema Khandro as she teaches Longchenpa’s guide to meditation, translated in the book, Excellent Path to Enlightenment. This text presents the entire scope of the Buddhist view and the path of awakening to one’s own innate sublime knowing. This class is a part a series of free classes on the pillars of Buddhist practice.

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Chod Retreat with Pema Khandro

at Dakini Mountain, Nevada City, CA

June 1-4, 2023

Chod is a meditation especially for working with one’s mind in difficult times.

The 2023 Chod retreat is a profound occasion of the sangha gathering for the first in person retreat since the pandemic at the glorious land of Dakini Mountain in the scenic Tahoe National Forest of Northern California. We will also celebrate Saga Dawa, the birthday and enlightenment day of the Buddha together in person with spiritual community!

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Aren’t You Supposed To Be Enlightened?

Are we supposed to be “enlightened?” Are we supposed to be perfect? If not, how do we measure our lives as Buddhists? If we are not expecting that, what standards are we holding ourselves to? Pema Khandro answers these questions and when we should be alarmed.

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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


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: The Choying Dzod with Khenpo Yeshi & Pema Khandro

Aug 21-Oct 16 – Ngondro 4 – Intrinsic Wisdom

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