Upcoming Events

Open Teaching Webcast

With Pema Khandro

August 22, 2018

Bodhisattva Training

With Pema Khandro

August 29, 2018

Vajrayana Training

With Pema Khandro

September 5, 2018

Dzogchen Day Webcast

With Pema Khandro

September 12, 2018

Meditation Instructor Training – Online

With Pema Khandro, Aruna Rig'dzin and Satya Shiva

September 13 - October 6, 2018

Ngakpa Training

With Pema Khandro

September 19, 2018

Open Teaching Webcast

With Pema Khandro

September 26, 2018

Vajrayana Training

With Pema Khandro

October 3, 2018

Dzogchen Day Webcast

With Pema Khandro

October 10, 2018

Ngakpa Training

With Pema Khandro

October 17, 2018

Virginia – Vajra Sangha Retreat

With Pema Khandro

October 19 - 21, 2018

Group Leader Training

With Pema Khandro

October 22 - 25, 2018

Open Teaching Webcast

With Pema Khandro

October 24 - 25, 2018

Vajrayana Training

With Pema Khandro

November 7, 2018

Dzogchen Day Webcast

With Pema Khandro

November 14, 2018

Ngakpa Training

With Pema Khandro

November 21, 2018

Open Teaching Webcast

With Pema Khandro

November 28, 2018

Vajrayana Training

With Pema Khandro

December 5, 2018

Dzogchen Day Webcast

With Pema Khandro

December 12, 2018

Open Teaching Webcast

With Pema Khandro

December 26, 2018

Aruna Rig’dzin has been studying Tibetan Buddhism with Pema Khandro Rinpoche since 2000.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of Ngakpa International and the Director of the Yogic Medicine Institute. She is also a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner with over 16 years as an Advanced Yoga Teacher, Meditation Instructor and Panchakarma Specialist (CPT). Completing over 250+ hours of ERT (Emotional Repolarization Technique) with clients from over 20 countries around the world, Aruna is passionate about healing, sustainable living and giving you the tools to live a vibrant, healthy and clear 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.