Healthy Boundaries for Leaders Starts Saturday!


Buddhist Studies Institute

Have you wondered how to identify and keep healthy boundaries as a leader?

This webclass is open to Meditation Instructors certified through the Buddhist Studies Institute or currently enrolled in Meditation Instructor Training, and to meditation instructors who received their instruction and training through other programs and schools. It is also offered as part of the 180-hour Meditation Instructor Training curriculum offered through the Buddhist Studies Institute.

Register Now for Healthy Boundaries for Leaders

Chakrasamvara Empowerment & Teachings

with Drupon Dorjee Rinpoche & Pema Khandro

April 7 – 9, 2023

Join us for this special event, the Chakrasamvara Empowerment, an initiation into the inner tantra practice of generation stage meditation, led by Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and Lama Pema Khandro. This exceptional program will feature three mornings of instructions, empowerment and meditations of Chakrasamvara. It will be led by Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche who will give the empowerment and Lama Pema Khandro who will give the instructions for practice. We are honored to host the most excellent interpreter, Ina Bieler! The empowerment will be translated into lucid and easy to understand English.

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Buddhism on Sickness & Health

“The sooner you let it into your heart, the sooner the pain passes.” Listen in as Pema Khandro interviews Toni Bernhard as part of a a mini-series on Buddhism and sickness.

Listen Here

2023 Schedule of Events


Daily Meditation Online

Vajrayana Training1st & 2nd Wednesday of each month

Ngakpa Training3rd Wednesday of each month

Meditation Instructor Training– Jan 21-Jun 16


Mar 3-5 –Buddhism & Sexuality

Mar 6-27 –Teaching Trauma-Informed Meditation

Mar 25-Apr 24 –Healthy Boundaries for Teachers & Leaders

Apr 7-9 –  Chakrasamvara Empowerment & Teachings
with Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche & Pema Khandro


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 – Annual Dzogchen Retreat, San Diego County

Aug 21-Oct 16 –Ngondro 4 – Intrinsic Wisdom


Sept 8-17 – Buddhist Psychology Training


Oct 6-8 – Vajra Sangha Retreat – Location TBA


Nov 1 – Season of Practice Begins

Nov 3-5 – Bardo Teachings


Dec 1-3 – Buddhism & the Environment

Dec 13 – Pema Khandro Birthday Celebration & Fundraiser


Jan 8 – Feb 5, 2024 – Mahayana Program: The Heart Sutra

Feb 12, 2024 – Losar Tibetan New Year Celebration for Members

Feb 19, 2024 – Ngondro Training Begins

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