Chakrasamvara Empowerment Tomorrow!


Buddhist Studies Institute

Chakrasamvara Empowerment & Teachings

with Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and Pema Khandro

April 7-9, 2023

9AM-12PM San Francisco (PDT) / 12-3PM New York (EDT)

Join us for this special event, the Chakrasamvara Empowerment, an initiation into the inner tantra practice of deity yoga. In our ongoing commitment to the practices of Vajrayogini, this exceptional program will feature the practice of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini in union. This is concise Chakrasamvara from the nineteenth-century Tibetan Buddhist master Orgyen Nuden Dorje.

We are honored to host the most excellent interpreter, Ina Bieler! The empowerment will be translated into lucid and easy-to-understand English.

What is Deity Yoga?

Receive a direct and potent pathway to go beyond the limiting concept of self to disinhibit the profound wisdom within.

By understanding the transformative potential of how things appear in deity yoga practice (yidam), one enters into a direct experiential engagement with the view of emptiness and appearance as co-emergent, non-dual, and the basis of liberation. This wisdom is not created or constructed, it is the authentic, uncontrived wisdom that lives within being. This is not merely a mental exercise but instead, it is a transformation of embodied experience

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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


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 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 – Dzogchen Teachings Online with Khenpo Yeshi & Pema Khandro

Aug 21-Oct 16 – Ngondro 4 – Intrinsic Wisdom

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