Membership in the Buddhist Yogis Sangha

The Buddhist Yogis Sangha is a network of people who support the integration of Buddhist wisdom into every aspect of life.

Membership is open to anyone – any faith, background, orientation or walk of life. Our community is diverse – with people participating from all over the world. Members attend retreats, attend online classes, or simply join membership as an expression of support for the tradition of Tibet’s Buddhist Yogis and the teachings of Pema Khandro Rinpoche.

Your Membership

  • Supports our mission to offer accessible Buddhist education
  • Promotes the lineage of Buddhist yogis
  • Shares Pema Khandro’s teachings
  • Supports Pema Khandro’s programs and retreats
  • Develops online programs
  • Continues our residential centers
  • Runs our dynamic practice communities
  • Supports leadership development for local sangha leaders
  • Sustains our humanitarian projects to educate children in the Himalayas
  • Links our worldwide Buddhist Yogis sangha together

Membership is an expression of generosity and support. Our non-profit organization is supported by a combination of tuition from courses, monthly membership and individual donations. However, our monthly membership pledges are the major source of funding that provide the steady basis of support. Through these pledges, we plan our courses and maintain our operating expenses.

Membership is a way to connect. Membership pledges also create a network of sangha members who support our mission and keep in touch with the heart of our community. Member only events offer a way to connect through member only teachings online like Dzogchen Day, or member only events in person, like the Tsok gatherings and events with teachers. Member letters from Pema Khandro Rinpoche and a member only online library offer inspiration and learning. Membership links up like minded people through online discussion groups, email groups and community building member events.

Becoming a Member is simple!

The details of each Membership level are listed below, please select your preferred level of participation and complete the form at the bottom of the page.

In gratitude for your generosity, membership includes:

Friend Members

  • Monthly pledge: $12
  • No prerequisites, anyone may join
  • Online Access to Self-paced Curriculum:
    •  Buddhist Foundations:
      • Buddhist Philosophy Online: Excellent Path to Enlightenment Recordings
      • Presence as the Path 1 – Year 1 Meditation Manual
    • Public Class Recordings:
      • Transforming Fear Series (5 hours)
      • Medicine Buddha Practice
      • Dakini Day Chod
  • Meditation Mondays – Community Meditation Group Online
  • Support Ngakpa Intl through monthly donations
  • Stay connected with Bi-Annual Member Letters
  • Invitations to private Member-only events and classes
  • Enroll Now: Friend Level


Supporter Members

  • Monthly pledge: $54
  • No prerequisites, anyone may join
  • Online Access to Self-Paced Curriculum:
    •  Buddhist Foundations:
      • Buddhist Philosophy Online: Excellent Path to Enlightenment Recordings
      • Presence as the Path 1 – Year 1 Meditation Manual
    • Public Class Recordings:
      • Transforming Fear Series (5 hours)
      • Medicine Buddha Practice
      • Dakini Day Chod
    • Self-Paced Courses:
      • Buddhism as a Way of Life (9 hours)
      • Sutra Tantra Dzogchen (9 hours)
  • Meditation Mondays – Community Meditation Group Online
  • Support Ngakpa Intl through monthly donations
  • Stay connected with Bi-Annual Member Letters
  • Invitations to private Member-only events and classes
  • 10% off tuition for trainings, longer retreats and residential retreats
  • Enroll Now: Supporter Level


Snow Lion Members

  • Monthly pledge: $150
  • Eligible for Online Access to Live Bi-Monthly Classes – Vajrayana Training:
    • Prerequisites: Buddhism as a Way of Life and Sutra, Tantra & Dzogchen
    • Longchenpa: Guide to the Dakinis Heart
  • Online Access to Self-paced Curriculum:
    •  Online Access to Buddhist Foundations:
      • Buddhist Philosophy Series: Excellent Path to Enlightenment
      • Presence as the Path 1 – Year 1 Meditation Manual
    • Public Class Recordings:
      • Transforming Fear Series (5 hours)
      • Medicine Buddha Practice
      • Dakini Day Chod
    • Self-Paced Courses:
      • Buddhism as a Way of Life (9 hours)
      • Sutra Tantra Dzogchen (9 hours)
  • Online Access to Self-Paced Trainings:
    • Changing Your Karma: Body-Mind Cleanse
    • Vajrayana Training
        • Teacher-Student Relationship (3.5 hours)
        • Buddhism and Sexuality (3.5 hours)
  • Meditation Mondays – Community Meditation Group Online
  • 50% off tuition for trainings, online trainings, longer retreats and residential retreats.
  • (Online Access Pass) Access to online recordings of teachings.
  • Support Ngakpa Intl through monthly donations
  • Stay connected with Bi-Annual Member Letters
  • Invitations to private Member-Only events and classes
  • One annual meeting with Pema Khandro Rinpoche
  • Enroll Now: Snow Lion Level

  • Sustainer Members

    All-Access Pass (AAP)
    Provide practical support to sustain our non-profit organization while making your ongoing study and participation affordable and easy to plan.

  • Monthly pledge: $250
  • Includes video access to all teaching and recordings from the time of enrollment onward (subject to pre-requisites)
  • 100% off tuition (residential retreats or guest teachers require additional fees for rental). Tuition-free retreats and classes.
  • For Sustainer Members who have completed the Buddhist Foundations Series, Buddhist Meditation Series and 6 Months of Vajrayana Training, and a service program  –  you may apply for Ngakpa Training
    • Online and In-Person Ngakpa Training Curriculum
      • 14 Vows
      • Namtars / Biographies of the Ngakpas
      • Yidam Practice
      • Nyingma Fundamentals
      • Marvelous Garland
      • Be Your Own Protector: Ekajati Practice
  • Online Access to Self-Paced Trainings:
    • Empathy Training (40 hours)
    • Changing Your Karma: Body-Mind Cleanse
    • Meditation Instructor Training
  • Access to audio and/or video recordings of retreats and classes (subject to availability, our goal is to make every teaching into a recording available for our All-Access Pass members)
  • Option to attend teachings and retreats in person or through distance learning (online or phone)
  • Support Ngakpa Intl through monthly donations
  • Stay connected with Bi-Annual Member Letters
  • Invitations to private Member-Only events and classes
  • One annual meeting with Pema Khandro Rinpoche
  • Enroll Now: Sustainer Level
  • *The only expenses not covered by the All-Access Pass are: Guest teacher classes and events; Catering and meals for events; Lodging costs when the school rents residential retreat facilities (currently once a year if at all, we exert to keep costs down for members)


    Vajra Sangha Sustainer Members

    These are the long-term personal students of Pema Khandro’s lineage.

  • Monthly Pledge: $250 – $359
  • All of the above, All-Access Pass/Sustainer Benefits plus:
  • Vajra Sangha only classes, retreats and activities
  • Enrollment in Calling the Lama from Afar and other private classes and events.
  • Personal access to Pema Khandro via emails and in-person meetings when available
  • By application only

 

For more information about Membership, Contact: Membership@BuddhistYogis.org