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Pema Khandro



Pema Khandro is a teacher, scholar, and holder of the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. She is the founder of Ngakpa International, a nonprofit organization of Buddhist Yogis which governs the three projects of Buddhist Studies Institute, Yogic Medicine Institute, and Dakini Mountain.

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Forum: Hear Our Voices

Myokei Caine-Barrett, Narayan Helen Liebenson, Rebecca Li, and Myoan Grace Schireson share their experiences and insights into being a female teacher and leader in today’s world.

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When Sadness Rages Like Fire

Throughout his profound spiritual awakening, the great Tibetan yogi Shabkar experienced immense loss resulting in grief marked by raw pain, a sense of disorientation, sadness, and tears.

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Pema Khandro’s Vajrasattva Meditation

This shows the visualization instructions for the Vajrasattva meditation, a foundational practice of Tibetan Buddhism’s Vajrayana meditation path. It focuses on seeing oneself purified of all karma and negative tendencies and arising as a luminous buddha.

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How to Meditate

A meditation guide for beginners.

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Pema Khandro Rinpoche recites a prayer to awaken bodhicitta

Pema Khandro Rinpoche offers a recitation from the Vajrayana tradition to awaken bodhicitta, or enlightened mind.

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Be Kind to Yourself

You have enlightened nature, says Pema Khandro Rinpoche. If you truly know that, you’ll always be kind to yourself.

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Dakini Mountain - The 5 Dakini's in Nature

Excerpt from an interview with Pema Khandro Rinpoche about the fundraiser for the development of Dakini Mountain Retreat Center.

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The Power of Buddhism

If you ignore power, you ignore powerful Buddhist teachings. Pema Khandro Rinpoche says that Buddhism teaches us how to be powerful and compassionate at the same time.

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Pema Khandro Buddhism and Reincarnation

Pema Khandro discusses the notion of Reincarnation in Buddhism and how this idea is connected with the Buddhist worldview of interdependence, cause and effect, momentum of karmic actions and the motivation to interrupt cycles of unconscious habitual existence.

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You’re Ready Enough

Wherever you find yourself, says Pema Khandro, that’s the starting point of the bodhisattva path—all you need to do is take that first step.

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