Sustaining and Sharing the Tradition of Buddhist Yogis
Ngakpa Intl is an international association of Buddhist Yogis founded by Pema Khandro. Its centers, clinics and schools celebrate the teachings of the great perfection (Dzogchen) and disseminate the tradition of Buddhist Yogis, the non-celibate, life-embracing path of Tibet’s non-monastic Buddhism.
This vibrant community of Buddhist Yogis focuses on the history, philosophy and practices of Tibetan Buddhism’s Nyingma Ngakpa lineage, with a dedication to cultivating body and mind. Ngakpa Intl. offers the rare opportunity for accessible, in-depth education focused on the specialties of Buddhist Yogis – Dzogchen, Buddhism’s most treasured path to cultivating clarity, presence and intrinsic wisdom; we study the philosophy and meditation system taught by the great fourteenth century yogi, Longchenpa and the practices of Chod, Tibetan Yoga and natural medicine.
The emphasis of our practices are simple, direct experience of wakefulness and ease. The tone of our community is serious study with a non-sectarian spirit in an atmosphere of down to earth warmth and kindness.
Our activities include community led meditation classes, group retreats, ongoing phone and online web-cast courses, and a seminary for advanced study.
Our projects include: a clinic, two residential urban centers, research to preserve the history and culture of Ngakpas, support of Ngakpa schools worldwide and sponsoring orphans in the Himalayan border regions.