Meet Us at Dakini Mountain for the Dzogchen Chod Retreat


Buddhist Studies Institute

Dzogchen Chod Retreat with Pema Khandro

At Dakini Mountain, Nevada City, CA

June 1st – 4th, 2023

Chod is a Tibetan meditation which is a potent, dynamic practice for cutting through fear and facing death. It is a practice of healing through ultimate compassion.

Mornings will focus on the Dzogchen Chod, known as Khandro Geykyang, the Laugher of the Dakinis, the concise version. Pema Khandro will give the transmission, lead the practice sessions and lead workshops on cutting through fear through the secret chod practice.

Midday sessions will focus on Troma practice, the profound deity yoga meditation on the black wrathful dakini from the Jeweled Garland of Chod, (the Rinchen Trengwa).

Evening sessions will focus on the Secret Chod – a path of profound psychological and embodied transformation. It is a direct path to healing through fear done in solitary practice and small community workshops.

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Reviews from Past Chod Retreats & Teachings

“I am very grateful for the wisdom that Pema Khandro shared about Chod, the songs sung, the words spoken, and the shared space. It was very moving and inspiring and has left a beneficial impact on me and has greatly aided me on this journey.” ~A

“Powerful, opening, inspiring practice. Much gratitude!” ~M

“These classes help to reinforce and gain better skill in learning the instruments and melodies within the practice, as well as clarify questions that may come up from the practice. Thank you Rinpoche and Ngakpa International for this online opportunity of practice and study.” ~W

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The 5 Dakini’s In Nature

with Pema Khandro

Listen to an excerpt from an interview with Pema Khandro Rinpoche about the location of the Dzogchen Chod Retreat -Dakini Mountain Retreat Center.

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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


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 3 – Saga Dawa Celebration

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: The Choying Dzod with Khenpo Yeshi and Pema Khandro

Aug 21-Oct 16 – Ngondro 4 – Intrinsic Wisdom

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