• $120.00 – Advanced Enrollment Tuition (by 2/6)
  • $150.00 – General Tuition

Date & Time Details: Saturday Mar 25, 11am-12pm PT / 2-3pm ET Mondays in April 1-1:30pm PT / 4-4:30pm ET

Location: Online

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Healthy Boundaries for Teachers and Leaders

With Pema Khandro, Aruna Rig'dzin and Dr. Satya

March 25 - April 24, 2023

Geared towards supporting Meditation Instructors, this webclass is open to Meditation Instructors certified through the Buddhist Studies Institute or currently enrolled in Meditation Instructor Training, and to meditation instructors who received their instruction and training through other programs and schools. It is also offered as part of the 180-hour Meditation Instructor Training curriculum offered through the Buddhist Studies Institute.

Optional online weekly 30 minute Focus Groups offer review and discussion of self-paced coursework and time for fostering community connections.


  • Live Online Instruction with Pema Khandro – Sat Mar 25, 11am-12pm PT / 2-3pm ET
  • Self-paced Videos (2.5 hours)
  • Book reading: (8 hours) The Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics – A Guide and Resource for Professional Relationships by Dr. Cedar Barsto
  • Online Focus Groups – Mondays at 1-1:30pm PT in April

Dates & Times

Live Online Instruction with Pema Khandro: Saturday Mar 25, 11am-12pm PT / 2-3pm ET
Online Focus Groups with Aruna & Satya: Mondays in April 1-1:30pm PT / 4-4:30pm ET

Apr 3 – Focus Group
Apr 10 – Focus Group
Apr 17 – Focus Group
Apr 24 – Focus Group


Meditation Instructors from the Public:
Early Enrollment Tuition (by 2/25) $120
General Tuition $150

*Meditation instructors who are BSI members, apply codes at checkout for member discounts
Learn more about membership here: Become a Member

Financial Aid

Financial aid scholarships are available.

The course costs are set at a minimum fee already, with financial aid built into all tuition rates. Because we are a non-profit organization, the costs of all activities and overhead of our organization must be covered by the participants of the courses or donations and all courses are offered at below cost. For those who are experiencing genuine financial hardship and wish to enroll in the course, Financial Aid applications are available.

Financial Aid Scholarships are 50% discount off of General Tuition.

Applications must be received in advance; Financial Aid Application (link)


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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Aruna Rig’dzin
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.
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Dr. Satya
Satya 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 Doctor of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as well as a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Learn more about Dr. Satya