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Date & Time Details: Aug 24th - 27th; 6-7:30p PDT Aug 29th 8:30am - 4:30pm PDT

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Bodhisattva in Troubled Times – Conversations with Pema Khandro & Guests

With Pema Khandro

August 24, 2020

Conversations with Pema Khandro & Guests
Mon – Thur, Aug 24 – 27th
Weeknights 6-7:30pm PDT

This is a week-long series about the practice of compassion and care in troubled times. In the face of trauma, fear, aggression… what is the place of love and empathy? In the midst of moral outrage and the imperative to change society, how do we proceed without magnifying aggression and hate? This series is dedicated to contemplating possibilities for facing difficulties with a mind set upon altruistic action and connection with others. The “Bodhisattva” is a Buddhist term for a person dedicated to care for self, others and the world through compassionate action.

  • Examine conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Explore alternate theories of social change
  • Delve into perspectives for harnessing anger, frustration and grief
  • Investigate possibilities beyond spiritual by-passing
  • Explore the integration of activism with compassion.
  • Consider the relationship between self-care, caring for others and caring for our world. 
  • Delve into intersectional identities in a complex and diverse world.

Join internationally renowned Buddhist scholar and teacher, Pema Khandro and esteemed guests n this week-long event dedicated to opening up a conversation about how Buddhist values might unfold in the midst of an avalanche of intense situations. Weekday interviews followed by Saturday retreat on The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.


Monday, August 24th – Pema Khandro  
Pema Khandro is the founder of Ngakpa International, the Buddhist Studies Institute, Dakini Mountain Retreat, and the Yogic Medicine Institute. Ordained in the Nyingma lineage, enthroned as a tulku, and trained as an academic, Pema Khandro’s teachings celebrate the dynamic coalescence of tradition and the modern context.


Jan Willis 2Tuesday, August 25th – Dr. Jan Willis with Pema Khandro
Dr. Jan Willis is professor emerita of religion at Wesleyan University and is currently a visiting professor at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She has studied Buddhism with Tibetan teachers for more than forty years and is the author of the memoir Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist, and Buddhist. 


Venerable Thubten Chodron 2Wednesday, August 26th – Venerable Thubten Chodron with Pema Khandro
Venerable Thubten Chodron is the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey in Newport, Washington, and the author of Don’t Believe Everything You Think. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 and received full bhikshuni ordination in Taiwan in 1986.  


Myokei Caine-Barrett

Thursday, August 27th – Myokei Caine-Barrett with Pema Khandro
Myokei Caine-Barrett is the first woman of African-Japanese descent, and the only Western woman, to be ordained as a priest in the Nichiren Order. She is the resident priest and guiding teacher for the Myoken-ji Temple, home of the Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Texas.


Saturday 8:30am – 4:30pm PTGeseh-Ngawang-Sonam-333Geshe Sonam & Pema Khandro
The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
Geshe Sonam is an English language interpreter for the Dalai Lama. He holds the Geshe Lharampa degree, the highest possible degree for a Buddhist Scholar.  


*When you register for one evening conversation you will automatically be invited to all the weeknight dialogues.
Register for Saturday’s daylong program here: Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life


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, Dakini Mountain, and Ngakpa House, a charity which supports the education of children and elders in the Himalayas. Pema Khandro is an authorized Lama and lineage holder of…
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