Sustaining and Sharing the Tradition of Buddhist Yogis
Ngakpa Intl is an international association of Buddhist Yogis founded by Pema Khandro.
Our vibrant community trains in the philosophy and practices of Tibetan Buddhist Yogis, the non-celibate, life-embracing path of Tibetan Buddhism.
We are dedicated to providing accessible, in-depth Buddhist education for students, teachers and leaders. The emphasis of our practices are simple, direct experience of wakefulness and ease.
Our centers, clinics and schools celebrate the teachings known as the great perfection (Dzogchen) – Buddhism’s most treasured path to awakening intrinsic wisdom. We specialize in the meditation system of Dzogchen, the Six Yogas, Chod and Tibetan Yoga as taught in the Nyingma lineage.
We explore the practical application of Buddhist wisdom in the modern context, with a specialty in integrating Buddhism with a dynamic, complex life.
We also emphasize nourishing body-mind vitality through natural medicine.
The tone of our community is serious study with a non-sectarian spirit in an atmosphere of joyous, down-to-earth warmth and kindness. We favor a non-dogmatic approach to exploring Buddhist resources with an emphasis in the value of questions, doubts, diversity and contradictions.
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, three residential urban centers, research to preserve the history and culture of Buddhist Yogis, support of Ngakpa schools worldwide and sponsoring orphans in the Himalayan border regions.