Dakini’s Secret Tantra Starts Friday!


Buddhist Studies Institute

The Black Wrathful Dakini’s Secret Tantra

With Lama Pema Khandro, Ph.D.

October 6-8th, 2023

9:00am-12:00pm San Francisco PT

12:00pm -3:00pm New York ET

5:00pm-8:00pm London BT

This is a rare opportunity to study excerpts from the Troma text held within the original Dzogchen tantras known as the seventeen tantras, the Dakini’s Secret Tantra.

About Troma Nagmo
Underlying Tibetan Buddhist Chod meditation is the practice of Troma Nagmo, the black, wrathful dakini. In the Dakini’s Secret Tantra, Troma Nagmo’s meaning and practice is explained in terms of the ultimate view of reality. It explores how to cut through limited concepts to experience expansive freedom, but without spiritual bypassing. Thus it explores the line been the vast views of intrinsic wisdom, and the practicality of working with dualistic experience.

Join Lama Pema Khandro, Ph.D. for three days of deep dharma study, Chod meditation, and dharma conversation.

Register Here for The Black Wrathful Dakini’s Secret Tantra

Meditation Instructor Training 2024

February 19 – August 5

3 Modules

Traditional Meditation

Teaching Practicum

Teaching Ethics

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Pema Khandro on Buddhist Women

A Hero in Dark Times:

Jetsuma Mingyur Paldron

(Tib. rJe btsun Mi ‘gyur dpal sgron)

“This is one of my favorite Buddhist stories of Buddhist women. It is the story of an eighteenth century female Buddhist teacher and leader who despite extreme hardship, becomes a major teacher and the pivotal figure in the revival and restoration of a major Tibetan monastery and its lineage.” ~ Pema Khandro

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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


Oct 6-8 The Black Wrathful Dakini’s Secret Tantra: Online Retreat with Pema Khandro


Nov 1st – Member Event: Season of Practice with Pema Khandro

Nov 3-5 Death, Dying, and Rebirth: Bardo Retreat Online


Dec 1-3 The Heart Sutra


February 19 – August 5, 2024 Meditation Instructor Training

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