A New Kind of Hero

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Dzogchen Day Webcast

With Pema Khandro

November 13, 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

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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It’s time for a story of a new kind of hero and heroine. The story of the hero who conquers through aggression and is doomed to be isolated from the people he loves the most – that is outdated. The story of the successful CEO that dies of a stress induced heart-attack at a young age is outdated. Its time for a new hero story to emerge – a time for a story of a new leadership to emerge. It is a new story based courage based on compassion and connection. It is based on service and vision. It is based on another kind of strength besides aggression – the power of communication and the strength that comes from love and humor.

There are some legends like this in Buddhism, stories of dharma heroes and heroines, who conquered the cause of war altogether by finding impeccable awareness. In these legends the key was always magic. A secret we have to realize is that this magic isn’t about super-powers – it is the magic of having unrelenting enlightened intent. This doesn’t have to remain the stuff of legends. This can be the story of a new leadership, a new hero, a new heroine who shows up from the world with a clarity of being that is transformative of itself. The telling of that story is up to us – we must live it and be it in a world that has largely lost sight of skillful means as a possibility.

Every person should do what we can to bring whatever rays of sanity we can to dark times. We can’t wait until we are perfect or have more time. We have to act on our most enlightened intentions in a our daily life now.

There are no small acts. It all adds up. So this way of being is a matter of discipline. It is a discipline of  bringing constant vigilance to our actions. This is the message behind Buddhist teachings on karma, we have to question our motivations and mindsets. Because aggression and compulsive busy-ness that has no vision behind it permeates our cultural mind-set, we must be vigilant.

We must also be prepared. Our training must be thorough, in-depth and constant, interwoven with our daily lives. We are called to a way of being that is beyond brute force – the path of skillful engagement on the uneasy ground of real life circumstances. Showing up with the mind bent on awakening to our every day opens up a kind of epic space where we can be heroic.

~ Pema Khandro
www.PemaKhandro.org

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/

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