• $199.00 – Early Enrollment Tuition (until March 5th)
  • $277.00 – General Tuition (after March 5th)

Date & Time Details: April 5-7, 2024 9a-12p PST / 12p-3p EST / 5p-8- BST

Location: Online

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Touching Earth; Buddhism & The Environment

With Pema Khandro, Lama Willa Miller, Debbie Kasper, PhD and Devin Zuckerman, PhD candidate

April 5 - 7, 2024

Re-imagine the world and a human being’s place in it through the perspective of twenty-five hundred years of Buddhism. Join Pema Khandro and esteemed scholars to reconsider earth, the elements, nature and environment within a sense of interdependence, impermanence and an ethic of profound care.



This course is open to the public. No pre-requisites required to attend.


Early Enrollment Tuition & Date: Until March 5th $199

General Tuition & Date: After March 5th $277

50% Discount for Snow Lion Members, Free with All Access Pass

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Financial Aid
 – 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 the course

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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Lama Willa Miller
Founding Teacher, Spiritual Director Natural Dharma Willa B. Miller, PhD is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship in Boston, MA and its retreat center Wonderwell Mountain Refuge in Springfield, NH. She was authorized as a dharma teacher and lineage holder in the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism after twelve years of monastic training and two consecutive three-year retreats. She has also practiced in the Shangpa and Nyingma lineages. She is editor, author and translator (respectively) of three books: The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work (2012), Everyday Dharma: Seven Weeks to…
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Debbie Kasper, PhD
Debbie Kasper is a sociologist specializing in sociological theory, culture, and social change. She is Professor of Environmental Studies and the Howard S. Bissell Chair of Liberal Arts at Hiram College in northeast Ohio. There she teaches a wide variety of interdisciplinary courses (such as Community, Human Settlements, Food, Permaculture Basics, Creating Resilience, and more) exploring the social and cultural dimensions of environmental issues in which students explore and apply what they’re learning through hands-on experiences. She is the author of the 2021 book, Beyond the Knowledge Crisis: A Synthesis Framework for Socio-Environmental Studies and Guide to Social Change. Her…
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Devin Zuckerman, PhD candidate
Devin Zuckerman is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her dissertation project looks at the development of pre-scientific theories of matter in 12th through 14th century Tibetan Buddhism. In particular, she studies the ways that the theory of the “primary elements” of earth, water, fire, wind and space functions within forms of discourse on the body, the natural environment, and as a theme within meditation practice.
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