Sliding Scale Donation
  • $197.00 to $395.00 – to cover the cost of program

If you or your family are medical workers, please email us at to register for free.

Date & Time Details: April 29th - May 20th, 12pm - 2pm PDT (UTC-7)

Location: Online

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Empathy Training – Online

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

April 29 - May 20, 2020

Why Take Empathy Training?
At the time when It is needed most, do you know how to comfort your loved ones? Take care of your own anxiety and anger? Deal with numbness or compassion fatigue? Internationally renowned Buddhist teacher, Pema Khandro Rinpoche will be offering an online Empathy Training. This four week training will focus on how to be there for oneself and others through tough emotions, in stressful times and even when empathy is most difficult to come by.

Empathy Training will include

  • Cultivating Empathy
    Tools for dealing with apathy
  • Learn to deal with high emotion
  • Learn to meditate
  • Learn to Self-Regulate
  • Learn to listen deeply
  • Tools to resolve interpersonal conflict
  • Set appropriate boundaries
  • Know how to ask for what you want and need
  • Tools to take charge of your state of being
  • Develop self-awareness
  • How to deal with suffering
  • Vocabulary for identifying and expressing emotions
  • How to work with your own emotions
  • Ability to communicate in times of high emotion
  • Assessing appropriate contexts for deep communication
  • How to know when not to communicate
  • Recognizing control dramas
  • Steps and practices for healing relationships

Training Format – 10 hours live online (40 hours total) 

  • 4 Wednesday Classes Online: 12pm – 2pm  PDT (UTC-7) Timezone Converter (10 hours)
  • 20 mins of Meditation Daily (19 hours)
  • Optional Monday Night Meditation Classes (2 hours)
  • Inquire About Requirements for an Optional Certificate of Completion

$197- 395 Sliding Scale Donation (to cover the cost of the course)
Free for Medical Workers and Their Families*
Free for All-Access Pass Members**

*If you or your family are medical workers, please contact to register for free
**Apply discount code at checkout


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.
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