Buddhism as a Way of Life
Online Training with Pema Khandro
Learn at Your Own Pace – Includes 6 video/audio recordings and class slides.
Class 1 – Tibetan Buddhism and its roots
Understand the key principles and goal of Tibetan Buddhism and learn about the lineage of Tibet’s Buddhist Yogis, a tradition which balances work and family with serious spiritual development.
Class 2 – Courage & Inspiration
Discover the Buddhist teachings for finding calm amidst the chaos, discovering peace of mind and purpose of life. This class focuses on refuge and bodhichitta – the daily prayers from the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse. It discusses the issue of how to become a Buddhist and what does it mean to be a Buddhist.
Class 3 – A Buddhist Yogi’s Code of Honor
To live as a Buddhist is to live a life dedicated to cultivating wisdom and avoiding the negative actions that dilute you. This class covers the Five Precepts from the perspective of Tantra and Dzogchen. It also addresses the issue of spiritual responsibility, relating to teacher and community with independence and interdependence.
Class 4 – Relationships
Relationships can be a powerful domain for deepening the lived experience of the Buddhist teachings. They can also cause tremendous suffering when they are guided by conditioned scripts (negative karma). This class focuses on the key Buddhist principles as they apply to harmonious relationships.
Class 5 – Embodied experience
Buddhist practice and states of peace are not just mental events – they are physical, biological and ecological. This class highlights the Tibetan Medicine teachings for cultivating well being in body and mind, including teachings for relating to aging, illness, and death.
Class 6 – Regular practices
There are many paths to integrating Buddhism into everyday life. The goal is to nourish a sense of enlightened intent, clarity and wisdom energy. For Tibetan Buddhist yogis who do not renounce, but instead engage in family and work responsibilities, what are the ideal formats for regular practice and training? This class will review the key components for discovering daily, weekly or bi-monthly practice.