Season of Practice

Explanation of ‘Season of Practice’ by Pema Khandro

Held each year from November 1st – Tibetan Lunar New Year (Losar)

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The 21 Taras

Praises to the 21 Taras

with Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche

Ngondro Training, Module 1 – The Field of Buddhas

Entering the Heart of the Vast Expanse

Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro

This is the Course page where all training materials, webinar access, recordings and texts will be posted.

 

Teachings on Karma

Buddhist Ethics

COURSE DETAILS

How to live a good life, from a Buddhist Perspective.

The Five Precepts, from a Tibetan Tantric Perspective.

This course on Buddhist Ethics goes through the Five Buddhist Precepts. The five precepts form the basis of a Buddhist way of life and the vows that Buddhists Seek to follow. The Five Precepts are a discipline of freedom, honor and precision that cover the potent themes of life from the extraordinary perspective of non-duality.

Topics covered in this course include
  • Buddhist theories about vegetarian lifestyle vs. meat-eating, 
  • Buddhist perspectives on alcohol and drug use, 
  • Conscious use of sexual energy, Buddhist philosophy about desire
  • Handling resources, money and spirituality
  • Honesty, and the speech that takes us beyond confusion.

PREREQUISITES

This is an open teaching, there are no prerequisites required to access this course.

ABOUT TUITION 

Regular Tuition: $108

Membership Access: Click Here to View Member Benefits

    • Supporter Members
    • Snow Lion Members
    • Sustainer (All-Access-Pass) Members

White Tara Meditation

White Tara Meditation with Dr. Satya

Offered live on Tara Day and By Recording – For Members Only

White Tara Meditation is a Buddhist prayer offered in times of calamities, natural disasters, wars, and major obstacles in order to bring peace and healing to the community and environment.

The live class and recording are available to all member levels.

If you are a member and have already signed up for Meditation Mondays you will automatically be invited with the link to join 24hrs before the start.

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BIPOC Meditation Group

BIPOC Meditation Group with Pema Khandro is for members who are BIPOC to practice together and talk about how race impacts our lives.

If you are interested in learning more about membership, please visit Become a Member or reach out to our Membership Coordinator at membership@ngakpa.org

 

(If you are a member who has registered for this class, you should have received an email with your Zoom invitation and login information within 48hrs from the time of registration. If you do not see this email, please check your junk/spam folder. If you need help or have any questions, please email info@buddhiststudiesinstitute.org.)

 

In the Presence of Dying

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Death & Memorial Service
Led by Pema Khandro

Death, Dying & Rebirth, the Tibetan Bardo Teachings 
Pema Khandro presents Tibetan Buddhist teachings on  preparing ourselves and loved ones for death.

Guiding Loved Ones Through the Bardo (Shitro)
Instructions and practice for Guiding Loved Ones Through the Bardo (Shitro) for all those who have passed away led by Pema Khandro.

Contemplative Care

Pema Khandro Interviews Koshin Paley Ellison on caring for people as they are dying. They discuss being at the bedside of someone who is difficult or angry in their final stage of life. Koshin Paley Ellison describes his work as a contemplative care worker and Zen Buddhist priest.

Past Life Research

Pema Khandro Interviews Dr. Jim Tucker on his book Life Before Life, which discusses scientific research documenting the cases children who remember past lives. Pema Khandro interviews Dr. Tucker about these cases and raises questions about the convergences and divergences from Buddhist theories of reincarnation. Dr. Tucker discusses examples of the cases including the fascinating case discussed in his book of the child who remembered being in a war and whose memories were then corroborated by investigation. Dr. Jim B. Tucker is a child psychiatrist and Bonner-Lowry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Pema Khandro is a scholar of Tibetan Buddhism and teacher of Buddhist philosophy.

Transitional Life Care

Pema Khandro interviews Julie Rogers. They discuss Julie’s manual on Buddhist customs for caring for the body of loved ones who have just passed away. This includes a discussion of how to keep the body at home for a period after the respiration has ceased, how long to leave the body untouched and other Buddhist customs. Julie Rogers is the founder of Transitional Life Care. Pema Khandro is a scholar and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism.

Eastern Ideals & Western Psychology

Pema Khandro and Harvey Aronson discuss the difference between interpretations of anger in Buddhist literature and how anger is understood in English. Harvey also shares about how he came to study bothBuddhism and Psychology. Based on his book, Buddhist Practice on Western Ground, they talk about the problems in Western interpretations of Buddhism.

Pema Khandro is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and teacher. Harvey Aronson is a Tibetan Buddhist Lama, psychologist and author. This dialogue was filmed in 2019.

Intro to Buddhist Meditation

2020 Vajrayogini Retreat with Pema Khandro & Drupon Rinchen Dorje Rinpoche

This page is for members only. Vajrayogini is the female buddha embodying radical presence.
The Vajrayogini Meditations are taught in this cycle, including 1) Three Dakinis Chod 2) the torma offering song from the Dakini’s Heart Essence (the mkha’ ‘gro snying thig) known as Calling the 100,000 Dakinis 3) The Generation stage Vajrayogini practice. In order to practice the generation stage Vajrayogini meditation, Drupon requires that one must have completed the ngondro, or preliminary practices of Vajrayana first. One may however, receive the empowerment before completing ngondro, but 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.

3 Dakini Chod – Rinchen Trengwa

Chod is a meditation method through meeting fear and neurosis with compassion and skill. Rather than renounce these mind states, in Chod, they are allowed to transform and be reintegrated as keys to innate wisdom.
 
This short course offers an opportunity to learn Chod through the practice of the concise Rinchen Trengwa Chod, affectionately called the 3 Dakini Chod because it engages the peaceful, magnetizing and wrathful forms of the Dakini
 
The Rinchen Trengwa is an advanced Chod meditation cycle which is complete with all the elements of Tantric meditation practice.
Tuition: $54

Conversations on Dying, Death and Post Death

Facing realities of dying, death and grief are central to our human experience. This online series offers reflections on dying, illness, loss and grief from the point of view of experts in diverse fields such as caregiving, hospice, Buddhist ministry and past-life research. 

Interviews led by Pema Khandro

Julie Rogers
Director of TLC Transitional Life Care and Author of Instructions for the Transitional State

Dr. Jim Tucker 
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at UVA

Koshin Paley Ellison 
Co-founder New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care

Medicine Buddha

MEDICINE BUDDHA WEBCAST WITH PEMA KHANDRO
Register to receive a link to the recording of this web-class, co-hosted by the Buddhist Studies Institute and the Yogic Medicine Institute. In this time of corona virus and international health crisis, Pema Khandro Rinpoche, Satya Shiva, and Aruna Rig’dzin offer this free online class focusing on Medicine Buddha practice and natural medicine tips for boosting immunity.

MEDICINE BUDDHA FOR HEALERS
When you register you will also receive this longer and more in-depth Medicine Buddha class, especially offered for support at this time by Pema Khandro.

Changing Your Karma: Self-Paced Cleanse

Cleanse & Clear Your Body & Mind in this Guided 9-Day Online Course

Real change is difficult to attain because our mental and emotional patterns are hard-wired into our bodies. But this is also our strength. By harnessing the body-mind connection, we can support mental and emotional transformation.

Cleansing is a necessity of life. Letting go of physical and emotional toxins that have built allows us to heal and open up to life, to a new day, to new ways of being.

Cleansing and healing take time, effort and expertise – and it’s difficult to do this alone. But you are not alone, give yourself the support you need! Changing Your Karma – is a guided online course that brings the experts to your own home. We invite you to join the support of this online course where you will practice meditation, apply Ayurvedic wisdom, rest your body in a nine-day detoxification diet, learn potent yoga practices and release stress and toxins from your body and mind.

Three teachers will bring you the wisdom of Buddhism, Yoga, and Ayurveda for deep cleansing to support true change in your body, heart, and mind.

Join Pema Khandro, Aruna Rig’dzin, and Satya Shiva for 9 days of cleansing practices to increase energy, clarity, and well-being. Learn what Karma is and how to change it by applying powerful yet simple practices from the Yogic Medicine Institute.


9 Day Program Includes:

  • Changing Your Karma videos and instruction with Pema Khandro
  • Wellness Evaluation Quizzes
  • Daily Cleansing Videos – Conveniently watch at home
  • Daily Health Challenge
  • AM Yoga Video – Invigorate and break through blocks
  • PM Yoga Video – Wind down with relaxation and ease
  • Changing Your Karma Daily Meditation Video with Pema Khandro
  • 4 Online Classes with Discussion and Q&A
  • Ayurvedic Recipes and Shopping List
  • Daily Self-Assessment Journal

About the Teachers

2013_PemaKhandro_ NgakpaPema Khandro is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher, scholar, and Tibetan naturopath. She is the founder of the Yogic Medicine Institute, learn more about Pema Khandro here. Pema Khandro will share Buddhist knowledge of karma, change, and the Body-mind connection to help guide you into a week of release and renewal.

 

 


Satya Shiva_Buddhist YogisSatya is Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as well as a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Meditation Instructor, and Yoga Teacher. As the Panchakarma director of the Yogic Medicine Institute she has guided hundreds of deep cleansing retreats.

 

 


Aruna Rig'dzin_Buddhist Yogis

Aruna is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Meditation Instructor and is ordained in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. As a faculty member of the Yogic Medicine Institute, she specializes in helping clients let go of unconscious blocks while also working with natural diet, supplements and lifestyle changes to bring about well-being on every level.