Suggested Donation (to cover the cost of the course) – $395.00

We are a 100% volunteer & donation supported non-profit, thank you!

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 Satya Shiva

April 29 - May 20, 2020

Why Take Empathy Training?
A happy life. Loving relationships. Peace with family. Deeper friendships. Real Love. Emotional Maturity. Spiritual Maturity. Socio-Emotional Intelligence. Harmony with Co-workers and so much more.  Join three Buddhist teachers for a powerful 4-week course in the core skills you need to live with an open heart. 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?

Who is this course for?

  • People who believe they can change the world
  • Are actively doing it
  • Are willing to do the inner work needed to do it well

What you will gain

  • Tools for becoming a better person
  • 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)
  • Co-requisite: Intro to Buddhist Meditation Self-Paced Class (5 Hours)
  • Co-requisite: Buddhist Ethics Self-Paced Class & Quiz (5 hours)
  • Final Exam (1 Hour)
  • Certificate of Completion

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

*Will be available by recording for those who cannot make it live!


Pema Khandro
Pema Khandro is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher, humanitarian and scholar specializing in the philosophy and practice of Tibet’s Buddhist Yogis. Her mission is to make in-depth Buddhist education accessible, to open the doorway to the great treasures of philosophy, meditation, medicine and art contained in Tibetan Buddhism. Pema Khandro is the spiritual leader of the Community of Buddhist Yogis in North America, she is the founder of Ngakpa International, the Yogic Medicine Institute, the MahaSiddha Center in BerkeleyCalifornia and Ngakpa House, a charity which supports the education of children and elders in the Himalayas. Pema Khandro is an authorized Lama…
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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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Satya Shiva
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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