About This Event
An Online Intensive Training ~ Closed Training
Saturday, April 27th, 9am – 2pm PT
Wednesday, May 8th (after Dzogchen Day webcast), 6:45pm – 7:45pm PT
Based on the Buddhist idea that “wisdom without skillful means is useless,” this course is takes a look at the most crucial life-skills from a Buddhist perspective. Bring your Buddhist wisdom to your interpersonal relationships. Skillful Means is a Buddhist term to describe wisdom in action on the most practical level. The course is based on Pema Khandro’s popular course, Practitioner Training, a series of lessons in the pragmatic techniques needed to live a sane, wakeful life. Skillful Means covers the practical methods we seek to live by as a community, which include conscious communication skills, conflict resolution techniques, negotiating agreements, recognizing unhealthy relationship dynamics, time management, self-awareness of expectations and needs, developing accountability, practicing in times of high emotions, hosting guests, conscious speech, recognizing the difference between projections and circumstances and much more.
Vajra Sangha are the long-term personal students of Pema Khandro who are eligible for private teachings and advanced training. The Vajra Sangha functions in a warm, closely connected community, based on long-term friendships, mutual respect, and appreciation. It is an association of serious practitioners who do in-depth study and service, who are also able to be light-hearted and celebrate life. It is a community of leaders rather than a community of followers since advanced Buddhist study requires a willingness to take responsibility for one’s life and be willing to care for our world.
Vajra Sangha Participants must be able to attend from beginning to end.
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Könchok Wangchuk Palzang May 25, 2020
Rinpoche was an amazing teacher. She spoke in depth and with compassion and kindness, while keeping all of her instruction and discussion engaging and interesting. I'm very grateful.
Katalin Bogdan April 20, 2020
Even with some studies and experience in Dharma Teachings, listening to Pema Khandro Rimpoche is always like a fresh breeze, totally timely and absolutely clarifying. Her teachings are easily accessible yet not simplified or shallow, in contrary, it is always surprising how vast her knowledge is supported by decades of practice and experience. For her age-group she is one of the most knowledgeable I have encountered among western Teachers in the tradition, and I am always amazed and delighted by the richness and applicability of her transmission. All her teachings I have heard are down to earth and totally practice oriented for the benefit of the listener. I have not yet attended any teaching in person, but would at any time if opportunity arises, till then i look forward to more - always, from this great Master.
Katherine Winge April 19, 2020
Having the opportunity to receive the chod practice from Pema Khandro was a great gift. Her insight and experience with the practice was helpful to understand it. I love how well balanced her teachings are. They are deeply rooted tradition, practice and integrate psychology and common sense.
Linda Detsal Joy April 19, 2020
i have attended many of Pema Khandro's retreats and classes in person and online over the years. It always feels that she gives her utmost. Her teachings are not only practical but impart so much wisdom that rings true in my heart. I can hardly put into words how much she has helped me to make sense of life and given me deep resilience through troubled times. Teaching with so much compassion and empathy that it has deepened my own capacity for love and compassion in my life for my self and others. The atmosphere that is created in this community feels supportive, accepting and welcoming to anyone no matter who they are, which I believe is so needed in this world. I'm truly grateful to have been able to have access to these ancient and beautiful Buddhist teachings.
Philippe Guichard April 16, 2020
I attended the series "Transforming Fear" online with Pema Khandro Rinpoche, it helped me find more space in my mind to deal with this transition we are all experiencing. One of the key teachings that I was reminded of was "Every experience will have a peak and it will dissolve", this helped remain in the openness of the mind and free our thoughts and emotions. A big thank you to Lama Pema Khandro Rinpoche and her team for making those teachings available. May this benefit all.
Susan Jackson Weirauch March 23, 2020
Thank you so much for sharing all of that useful information. It was mentioned that participants would receive an email with all of the slides shown during the webinar, as much of the information was presented quickly. Will that email be forthcoming? I would love to review the material. My email address: firstname.lastname@example.org . Namaste.
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