Toucing Earth: Buddhism & The Environment and Ngondro Module 2: Purifying the Mind – Starting Soon!


Buddhist Studies Institute

Touching Earth: Buddhism & the Environment
with Pema Khandro & esteemed guests

Online – April 5-7, 2024
9am – 12pm PST | 12pm – 3pm EST | 5pm – 8pm GMT

Re-imagine the world and a human being’s place in it through the perspective of twenty-five hundred years of Buddhism. Join Pema Khandro and esteemed scholars: Lama Willa, PhD; Debbie Kasper, PhD; & Devin Zuckerman, PhD candidate; to reconsider earth, the elements, nature and environment within a sense of interdependence, impermanence and an ethic of profound care.

Register Now for Touching Earth

Ngondro Module 2 – Purifying the Mind

April 15, 2024 – June 24, 2024

Online – Mondays

6pm-7:30pm PT | 8pm-9:30pm ET |8am* AEST Sydney
*April 16 in Sydney

This module focuses on clearing karma. It is includes one of the most important practices of Buddhist tantra – Vajrasattva meditation. This includes a clearing of unprocessed experiences and past misdeeds through the meditation and making amends for wrong doing. Vajrasattva mantras and meditation are introduced and instructed.

Register Now Ngondro Module 2

Happy Women’s History Month!
The First Women’s March

by Pema Khandro for Lion’s Roar

“More than two-and-a-half centuries ago, Mahapajapati Gotami, the Buddha’s aunt, set a precedent for the women’s rights…” says Pema Khandro.

Read the full article – First Women’s March

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2024 Schedule of Events


Daily Meditation Online
Vajrayana Training 1st & 2nd Wednesday of each month
Ngakpa Training 3rd Wednesday of each month


Touching Earth: Buddhism and the EnvironmentApril 5- April 7
Ngondro Module 2 – April 15 – June 24

*All Times are noted in Pacific Time (PT) – Check your Timezone