Members Only Class this Wednesday


Buddhist Studies Institute

Members Only Class

with Pema Khandro, Janak and Aruna

Buddhism & Sexuality: Clarifying Consent

Wednesday September 27th, 2023

5pm PT / 8pm ET

A conversation with Pema Khandro, Janak, and Aruna on creating a safe community for non-celibate practitioners.  

For Members and Participants of the Buddhism & Sexuality Series

This program is only being offered to Members of The Buddhist Studies Institute and registrants of our Buddhism & Sexuality program. Email to receive the

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

Underlying Tibetan Buddhist Chod meditation is the practice of Troma Nagmo, the black, wrathful dakini. Troma Nagmo’s meaning and practice is explained in terms of the ultimate view of reality in the Dakini’s Secret Tantra. 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, meditation, and dharma conversation.

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The Bardo Retreat:

Buddhist practices for death, dying, and beyond

November 3-5

Online with Pema Khandro

5pm PT San Francisco | 8pm ET New York | 11am AET Sydney

Facing realities of dying, death, and grief are central to our human experience. This program offers practical instructions for helping others in the process of dying and an overview of essential knowledge on death, bardo, and rebirth. This includes self-paced lectures on dying, loss, grief, and illness from Lamas and scholars of Buddhist Studies. This includes recorded lectures, and conversations with experts in caregiving, hospice, Buddhist ministry, Tibetan Buddhist history, and scientific research on reincarnation. It also includes a self-paced training in Buddhist funerary practices, known as Zhitro, led by Pema Khandro.

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An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

– the Body Mind Connection

by Pema Khandro (Excerpted from a Lecture)

“Tibetan Buddhism highlights the interconnectedness of our body and mind. Buddhists carry the wish to be sane, kind and present. That can be difficult when the body is pain, when the mind is racing or when moods are unpredictable. Therefore utilizing Tibetan Medicine principles can help to reduce obstacles to Buddhist meditation and practice.” Pema Khandro

Pema Khandro’s teachings specialize in the integration natural medicine with Buddhist practice. A practitioner of Tibetan medicine and Ayurveda, she founded the Yogic Medicine Institute within which she co-directs a school and clinic. Tibetan Yoga and meditation, nutrition and cleansing practices are essential tools to renew ourselves on a regular basis and to discover what it is to be fully alive.

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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


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


November 3-5 Death, Dying, and Rebirth: Bardo Retreat Online with Pema Khandro


February 19 – August 5, 2024 Meditation Instructor Training

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