• $199.00 to $299.00 – Dzogchen Series (Entire) ~ Evening Programs & Saturday Daylong
  • $120.00 to $150.00 – Dzogchen Series (Partial) ~ Evening Programs Only

Date & Time Details: August 16-19th Evenings, 6-7:30pm PST August 21st Day-long, 10am-6pm PST

Location: Online

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Dzogchen Series

With Anne C. Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma, Pema Khandro, Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche and Jampa Mackenzie Stewart

August 16 - 21, 2021

The Dzogchen Series: Longchenpa & His Life Teachings

One of the most celebrated scholars of Tibetan Buddhism was Longchenpa, a fourteenth century philosopher-yogi who wrote about Dzogchen.

Dzogchen is the esoteric tradition of Tibetan contemplation, regarded as the highest and most precious body of knowledge held by the Nyingma tradition. It emphasizes teachings on intrinsic buddha-nature as the ground of reality, as well as contemplative relationship with the elements and environment.

Longchenpa’s work on Dzogchen defined the tradition as it is practiced today. Longchenpa’s extensive collected works synthesized the Dzogchen teachings and their relationship to the exoteric Buddhist philosophical movements.

This series features lectures, scholars and teachers of Tibetan Buddhism specializing in the works of Longchenpa and Dzogchen. These classes will focus on the life and teachings of Longchenpa, followed by a day-long meditation course, all online. Join us in celebrating the history of Dzogchen and reflecting on its developments, views and contributions in the life and works of Longchenpa.

*This program has a limited enrollment to first 100 registrants


Dates & Times

August 16th – 19th, 2021 ~ Guest Presenters

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Aug 16-19, 6-7:30pm GUEST PRESENTERS
Mon August 16 6pm-7:30pm PST  –  Jampa MacKenzie Stewart 
Tues August 17 6pm-7:30pm PST  –  Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche
Wed August 18 6pm-7:30pm PST  –  Pema Khandro
Thur August  19 6pm-7:30pm PST  –  Anne Klein, Lama Rigzin Drolma

Sat August 21 10am-6pm PST/ 1pm-9pm EST  –  Pema Khandro


Saturday August 21st, 10am-6pm PST ~ Longchenpa’s Advice to Dzogchen Yogis

with Pema Khandro

Join Buddhist Scholar and teacher, Pema Khandro, online for a day-long meditation retreat and study of Longchenpa’s advice to yogis from The Precious Treasury of Essential Instructions. Longchenpa, one of the greatest masters in Tibetan history explains the essence of sutra, tantra and Dzogchen as essential advice including what to avoid and cultivate on the path of awakening intrinsic wisdom. This includes special wisdom for yogis who live outside monasteries, who require vigilance, mental agility and freedom from extremes. From advice for entering the path and to facing death, as well as how to integrate the variety of Buddhist teachings into their essence, and Longchenpa’s final teaching before his own death, Longchenpa’s advice addresses the practical and profound concerns of living life within the profound view of Buddhist practice. This day long online retreat will explore the teachings of Longchenpa, great luminary of the Nyingma lineage and the great synthesizer of Dzogchen Philosophy who shaped the Dzogchen Heart Essence tradition in the 14th century.

  • As this retreat does not include restricted practices, there are no pre-requisites. Anyone is welcome.
  • Participants will be invited onscreen for portions of the retreat during group practice, small group discussions and large group discussions. 

*This program has a limited enrollment to first 100 registrants

1. Dzogchen Series (Entire)  –  Sliding scale $199 – $299
2. Dzogchen Series (Partial)  –  Sliding scale $120 – $150

*Buddhist Studies Institute Members – discount codes apply at checkout


Anne C. Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma
ANNE CAROLYN KLEIN/LAMA RIGZIN DROLMA is Professor and Former Chair of Religious Studies, Rice University, where she developed a contemplative studies concentration for graduate students in the Department of Religious Studies. She is also a Founding Director and Resident Lama of Dawn Mountain Tibetan Temple and Dawn Mountain Community Center & Research Institute. In connection with this work she was named a Dorje Lopon by her teacher Ad.Zom Rinpoche in 2009.Her translation work encompasses both Tibetan texts and oral commentary on them. Her books include Knowledge and Liberation on Buddhist distinctions between intellectual knowing and direct experience; Path to the…
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Pema Khandro
Pema Khandro is an internationally renowned teacher and scholar of Buddhist philosophy. Ordained in the Nyingma lineage, enthroned as a tulku, and trained as an academic, her teachings celebrate the dynamic coalescence of tradition and the modern context. She is the founder of Ngakpa International and its three projects: The Buddhist Studies Institute, Dakini Mountain and the Yogic Medicine Institute. In her work as a Buddhist teacher she is an authorized Lama and lineage holder of the Nyingma and Kagyu traditions and was enthroned to carry on the lineage of her predecessor, the first Pema Khandro, an early twentieth century…
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Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche
Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Pema Karpo Meditation Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Having completed thirty years as a monk, fourteen years of teaching experience, and nine years of study at the Buddhist University of Namdroling Monastery in South India, he holds a Khenpo degree, the Buddhist equivalent of a PhD. Gawang Rinpoche came to the United States in 2004 at the invitation of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Shambhala International. He proudly became an American citizen in 2012. Rinpoche is the author of Your Mind Is Your Teacher (Shambhala Publications) and The Sadhana of Shakyamuni Buddha…
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Jampa Mackenzie Stewart
Jampa Mackenzie Stewart, MSOM, L.Ac., was born in Rochester, New York in 1951. He took refuge as a Buddhist at the age of 18 under Roshi Philip Kapleau at the Rochester Zen Center. He also studied briefly with Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in San Francisco.  Later Jampa was drawn to Tibetan Buddhism, becoming deeply inspired after reading the life story of Milarepa. In 1981 he was introduced to Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the Karmapa’s American seat in Woodstock, New York, and was accepted as a student in the Karma Kagyu lineage. Not long after, Jampa established…
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