Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter We grieve for the loss of lives of George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. Trayvon Martin. Sandra Bland. Oscar Grant. Philando Castile. Walter Scott. Terrence Crutcher. Samuel Dubose. Michael Brown… and so many others… We stand in solidarity with our Black community who has been again subject to … Continue reading Black Lives Matter

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Response to Pandemic

In response to the global corona virus Pandemic, Pema Khandro has moved all her spring teachings to be online and offered additional public programs to extend support and offer resources. The May retreat and Dakini Day Chod have moved online. Public classes at the various communities are now cancelled as all the Ngakpa International staff … Continue reading Response to Pandemic

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Aren’t You Supposed To Be Enlightened? (when you should be alarmed)

Are we supposed to be “enlightened?” Are we supposed to be perfect? If not, how do we measure our lives as Buddhists? If we are not expecting that, what standards are we holding ourselves to? Once I knew a Buddhist who regularly quoted a passage explaining why it was ok that he was grouchy all … Continue reading Aren’t You Supposed To Be Enlightened? (when you should be alarmed)

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