The Tantric Preliminaries – Find Your Way to the Vajra World
The traditional training in Tibetan tantra begins with the series of profound meditations known as ngondro. They offer a reorientation of the body and mind, an opening into a greater sense of oneself, one’s purpose and one’s resources in an interconnected world built in altruism.
The ngondro series presents all the core practices that permeate Vajrayana, the path of esoteric Buddhism, including refuge, bodhichitta, mandala offering, deity yoga and empowerment.
Ngondro is meant to be done in a community. Join an international group of like minded travelers on a profound journey into the heart of Vajrayana meditation.
“What a precious opportunity it has been to receive the transmissions, dharma teachings and practices of the Longchen Nyingtig Ngondro from Pema Khandro Rinpoche!
Her generous offering is unparalleled, in that here in the West we can receive these essential, accessible and undiluted teachings within an historical context, so that we dismantle the colonial tendency to extract and accommodate our preferences.
Having completed Longchen Nyingtig Ngondro even just once has been foundational to my life and my practices.
Refuge and Bodhicitta continues to support me to align with the lineage of the enlightened nature of mind, bow to all who bow and open my heart for the alleviation of suffering for all beings.
Vajrasattva practice continues to humble me in dissolving my karmic knots and opening to the immense forgiveness available in all times.
Mandala Offering continues to water the seeds of generosity beyond expectation.
Lama Naljor continues to support me to embody the lineage of the enlightened Nature of Mind.
In her impeccable way, Pema Khandro Rinpoche dissolves the dualistic pretense of bowing to a human form of enlightenment, while at the same time embodying the very qualities to which I am honored to bow.” ~ K.W.
Did the Buddha teach consent? What do celibacy and sacred sexuality have in common? What does Buddhism say about polyamory, polygamy, and monogamy? Where do queer sexualities fit in yab yum imagery? What’s the difference between neo tantra and Buddhist tantra? Where does Buddhism draw the line on sexual abuse and violence? Join three scholars of Buddhist Studies to explore the profound topic of Buddhist sexualities. Hosted by Pema Khandro.
Join Pema Khandro and a group of esteemed Buddhist Studies scholars for an exploration of the history of Buddhist Sexualities from celibacy, to sacred sexuality in Buddhist Tantra and a simple approach to embodied integration with nature in Dzogchen.
Buddhism & Sexuality Bonus Replay
Bonus Replay Includes: Conversations on Buddhism & Sexuality with Pema Khandro, Lama Willa, Lama Rod, Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, Dr. Ann Gleg and Dr. Amy Langenberg.