White Tara – World Peace & Compassionate Action

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Ngakpa Seminary, Level 2

With Pema Khandro

November 20, 2019
The Ngakpa Training offers in-depth study of Vajrayana Buddhism. The five year curriculum focuses on a study of Vajrayana Buddhist history, philosophy and practice, focusing on the Inner Tantras of the Nyingma Tradition, also known as MahaYoga, AnuYoga and Dzogchen. These studies alternate with one on one dialogues with the Lama in phone classes, private […]
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Public Program

With Pema Khandro

November 21, 2019
San Diego, Ca ~ Public Program
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Ngakpa Seminary, Level 1

With Pema Khandro

November 27, 2019
The Ngakpa Training offers in-depth study of Vajrayana Buddhism. The five year curriculum focuses on a study of Vajrayana Buddhist history, philosophy and practice, focusing on the Inner Tantras of the Nyingma Tradition, also known as MahaYoga, AnuYoga and Dzogchen. These studies alternate with one on one dialogues with the Lama in phone classes, private […]
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Open Teaching Webcast

With Pema Khandro

November 27, 2019
A 30 minute guided meditation and online teaching with Pema Khandro. Free and open to the public. Click Here to Register What is Dakini Day? The Dakini (known in Tibetan as Khandro) is the principle of spacious dynamic wisdom in Tibetan Buddhism. This is a monthly class to support your meditation practice and meet the […]

Dzogchen Day Webcast

With Pema Khandro

December 11, 2019
Guided meditation and discussion with Pema Khandro. This 30 minute online class is free and open to Buddhist Yogis Sangha Members only. Click Here to become a Member Join online for this monthly class to practice meditation and discuss esoteric Buddhism with Pema Khandro. This class is a joyful opportunity to connect with the Buddhist Yogis […]
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Ngakpa Seminary, Level 2

With Pema Khandro

December 18, 2019
The Ngakpa Training offers in-depth study of Vajrayana Buddhism. The five year curriculum focuses on a study of Vajrayana Buddhist history, philosophy and practice, focusing on the Inner Tantras of the Nyingma Tradition, also known as MahaYoga, AnuYoga and Dzogchen. These studies alternate with one on one dialogues with the Lama in phone classes, private […]
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New Years Retreat ~ Vajrasattva

January 20, 2020
Begin the New Year with a Day-long meditation retreat. You will practice Vajrasattva meditation, the practice cherished by Tibetan Buddhists for clearing past karma and restoring confidence and awakening compassion wisdom of your innermost mind. This retreat will be held in Los Angeles, Seattle, Santa Cruz, Grass Valley and Berkeley led by the Buddhist Yogi’s Sangha’s Meditation Instructors and Group Leaders [...]
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Buddhists have cherished White Tara practice as a prayer for world peace and healing.

Tara is also a symbol of compassionate action.Tara’s legend is that of a Buddha who resolved to take birth in female form in order to demonstrate that Buddha nature occurs in every form, male, female, black, white (or green! Tara comes in many colors, what timely symbol).

Some might think that compassionate action and silent meditation are opposites, however meditation leads to compassionate action. That is the major principle of Mahayana Buddhism and the Bodhisattva path, our meditation and work with our own mind has the natural result of wanting to relieve the suffering of others, help others and uplift our world. When we go inward, we also connect more every one else, since those artificial boundaries dissolve.

 

Likewise, skillful action requires meditation and vigorous inspection of our own mind, motives and ways of being. We can not act skillfully to address the world problems unless we have a firm connection with our basic wisdom and goodness, our Buddha-nature.

The story of Tara reminds me of Buddhism’s potent method of activism, to devote our lives to becoming what we seek to see in the world, love, mercy, peace and social equality for all. How this plays out in each one of our lives is varied, but we are all called to clarify, strengthen and act on our enlightened intentions. For me whenever I encounter racism, sexism or bigotry, I ask myself what I can do. This always puts me deeper in Buddhist philosophy because I realize that underlying racism, sexism and bigotry there is ignorance. Every person wants to be free from suffering. Every person wants happiness. Developing greater awareness and understanding of our own minds is the foundation of other standing others.

– Pema Khandro

 

Pema Khandro
Pema Khandro is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, humanitarian, and teacher in the rare lineage of Tibet’s Buddhist Yogis. Raised in the west, ordained in the Nyingma lineage, enthroned as a tulku and trained as an academic, Pema Khandro presents both a traditional perspective and a modern voice. Read more at: https://www.pemakhandro.org/pema-khandro-extended-biography/

  1. The practice last night was so beautiful. Happy Birthday Pema Khandro Rinpoche! Thank you for this insightful explanation of the Tara practice and the potency of Buddhism!The practice last night was so beautiful. Happy Birthday Pema Khandro Rinpoche! Thank you for this insightful explanation of the Tara practice and the potency of Buddhism!

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