Upcoming Events

Ngakpa Seminary, Level 1

With Pema Khandro

August 28, 2019

Open Teaching Webcast

With Pema Khandro

August 28, 2019

Skillful Means

With Pema Khandro

September 11, 2019

Dzogchen Day Webcast

With Pema Khandro

September 11, 2019

Meditation Instructor Training

With Pema Khandro, Aruna Rig'dzin and Satya Shiva

September 14 - October 4, 2019

Ngakpa Seminary, Level 2

With Pema Khandro

September 18, 2019

Ngakpa Seminary, Level 1

With Pema Khandro

September 25, 2019

Open Teaching Webcast

With Pema Khandro

September 25, 2019

Vajra Sangha Retreat

With Pema Khandro

October 4 - 9, 2019

Virginia Open Teaching, Chod Empowerment

With Pema Khandro

October 4, 2019

Laughter of the Dakinis – Chod Retreat

With Pema Khandro

October 5, 2019

Dzogchen Day Webcast

With Pema Khandro

October 9, 2019

Group Leader Training II

With Pema Khandro

October 11 - 13, 2019

Ngakpa Seminary, Level 2

With Pema Khandro

October 16, 2019

Ngakpa Seminary, Level 1

With Pema Khandro

October 23, 2019

Open Teaching Webcast

With Pema Khandro

October 23, 2019

Bodhisattva Training

With Pema Khandro

October 30, 2019

Dzogchen Day Webcast

With Pema Khandro

November 13, 2019

Ngakpa Seminary, Level 2

With Pema Khandro

November 20, 2019

Public Program

With Pema Khandro

November 21, 2019

Ngakpa Seminary, Level 1

With Pema Khandro

November 27, 2019

Open Teaching Webcast

With Pema Khandro

November 27, 2019

Dzogchen Day Webcast

With Pema Khandro

December 11, 2019

Ngakpa Seminary, Level 2

With Pema Khandro

December 18, 2019

Aruna Rig’dzin Ross was ordained in Nyingma Lineage by Pema Khandro Rinpoche in 2007.  She is one of the Directors of Ngakpa International and the Community of Buddhist Yogis, as well as Director of the Yogic Medicine Institute. She is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and has over 18 years’ experience as an Advanced Yoga and Meditation Instructor.  Aruna is passionate about healing, sustainable living and giving people the tools to live a vibrant, healthy and joyous life.


Satya_Shiva_Ngakpa.orgSatya Shiva has been studying with Pema Khandro Rinpoche since 2001. She is the Chief Operating Officer for Ngakpa International since 2010, and is a member of the Board of Directors. Satya is the Panchakarma Clinic Director of the Yogic Medicine Institute since 2004, a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Panchakarma Specialist. She is completing Doctoral Research with a specialization in Healthy Aging and Longevity, and is a consultant helping to transition traditional “Residential Care for the Elderly” businesses to more sustainable and alternative medicine based practices. 


Kundini_Wangmo_Ngakpa.orgKundini Ye’drol Wangmo has been studying with Pema Khandro since 2003. Even after 10 years, Kundini says every teaching is a new beginning, blows her mind, and makes her realize this is her life path, which she cherishes with a fierce and tender heart.  She is a Meditation Teacher, Group Leader and a Teaching Assistant in the School.


Janak_Kimmel_Ngakpa.orgJanak Kimmel has been studying with Pema Khandro since 2003. An electrician by trade and a playwright by night, Janak is a creative and devoted student of the dharma. He is a Meditation Teacher, Group Leader and a Teaching Assistant in the School.


Khalden_Dorje_Ngakpa.orgKhalden Dorje has been studying with Pema Khandro since 2006. A father, carpenter, artist of many disciplines, and recently betrothed to his beloved, Khalden is a passionate student of the dharma. He is a Meditation Teacher, a Group Leader and a Teaching Assistant in the School.



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Dé dzin Drölma has been studying with Pema Khandro since 2006. She holds a masters degree in Somatic Psychotherapy from JFK University, is an MFT Intern and Licensed Massage Therapist. She is the Outreach Coordinator, the Event Manager, a Community Meditation Instructor, and a Teaching Assistant in the School.


Tsal’gyur Dorje has been studying with Pema Khandro Rinpoche since 2005.  She is the manager of the MahaSiddha Center in Berkeley, a Membership Co-ordinator and Registrar for Ngakpa International.  She is a certified Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist, Meditation Teacher, and a Teaching Assistant in the School.  She has co-created and co-lead women’s circles and workshops for men.  Having danced professionally for 10 years, she now teaches ballet, yoga, and meditation in group classes and private lessons.