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Date & Time Details: 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Location: Online

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Ngakpa Training – Online

With Pema Khandro

August 16, 2023

Ngakpa Training

The 5 year curriculum of Ngakpa Training offers an in-depth study of Vajrayana Buddhist history, philosophy and practice, focusing on the Inner Tantras of the Nyingma Tradition, also known as MahaYoga, AnuYoga, and Dzogchen.

For more information about Ngakpa Training go to https://buddhiststudiesinstitute.org/ngakpa-training/

Course Format

The self-paced modules and quizzes can be taken on your own timing and in linear fashion.

Upon passing the quizzes of the self-paced modules, students may enter the live online classes.

Live online class meets twice a month online, in addition to reading assignments, practice requirements, oral presentations and debates on Buddhist philosophy.

The class meets once a month via the web, in addition to reading assignments, practice requirements, oral presentations and debates on Buddhist philosophy.


Is for serious and experienced students only such as those who

  • have completed at least 10% ngondro or its equivalent
  • want to do the most in-depth training
  • who completed 24 Vajrayana Training classes
  • who are continuing to be concurrently enrolled in Vajrayana Training
  • who regularly attend all retreats (may be completed online)
  • who contribute 100 hours of service per year, or its equivalent through working on projects, giving donations, or periodic periods of supporting events and activities (Approximately 8 hours a month or its equivalent). Umdze training students contribute 250 hours per year on average
  • who intend to attend for a 3- five year period
  • who are ethical, spiritually mature and take personal responsibility for their lives, their minds and the quality of their relationships
  • Application & Interview

To schedule an interview email info@buddhiststudiesinstitute.org



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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