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Date & Time Details: May 31-Jun 2 2024 9a-12p PST / 12-3p EST

Location: Hybrid: In Person & Online

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Black Dakini Chod Retreat at Dakini Mountain

With Pema Khandro

May 31 - June 2, 2024


This is a Tibetan meditation which is a potent, dynamic practice for awakening compassion and facing death. It is a practice of healing through love towards one’s own mind; through releasing the fictive self, the dualism that caused the appearance of “other” dissolves and an expansive intelligence becomes available.

Morning large group sessions will focus on the Black Dakini, the profound deity yoga meditation on the black wrathful dakini from the Jeweled Garland of Chod, (the Rinchen Trengwa) that was practiced by the first Pema Khandro and passed down from fourteenth century Tibet. This practice is affectionately called the Three Dakini Chod because it engages the peaceful, magnetizing and wrathful forms of the Dakini, culminating in the generation of one’s own inner wisdom as the Black Fierce Dakini, Troma Nagmo.

The Rinchen Trengwa is an advanced Chod meditation cycle which is complete with all the elements of Tantric meditation practice.

Small group sessions will focus on the Secret Chod – a path of profound psychological and embodied transformation. It is a direct path to healing through fear done in solitary practice and small community workshops.

The unforgettable Saturday night practice will focus on the Laugher of the Dakinis, Khandro Geykyang, which is the Longchen Nyingthig lineage Chod cycle practiced by yogis for centuries, all over the world.




  • Early Enrollment Tuition & Date: By April 20, 2024 – $395
  • General Tuition & Date: By May 20, 2024 – $495
  • Last-minute Registration & Date: By May 31, 2024 – $550
  • All Access Pass: $60 facility fee, the rest is $0, included in All Access Pass!

Online Only: 

  • Early Online Price until April 20: $295
  • General Online Price after April 20: $325
  • Snow Lion Membership $0 Included in Online Access Pass!


Financial Aid Considerations: The course costs are set at a minimum fee already, with financial aid built into all tuition rates. Because we are a non-profit organization, the costs of all activities and overhead of our organization must be covered by the participants of the courses or donations and all courses are offered at below cost. For those who are experiencing genuine financial hardship and wish to enroll in the course, Scholarship applications are available. Applications must be received in advance. Programs are always free for monastics. Financial Aid Application: https://forms.gle/xwYaTamt2autMLKa9


Pema Khandro
Pema Khandro is an internationally renowned teacher and scholar of Buddhist philosophy. Ordained in the Nyingma lineage, enthroned as a tulku, and trained as an academic, her teachings celebrate the dynamic coalescence of tradition and the modern context. She is the founder of Ngakpa International and its three projects: The Buddhist Studies Institute, Dakini Mountain and the Yogic Medicine Institute. In her work as a Buddhist teacher she is an authorized Lama and lineage holder of the Nyingma and Kagyu traditions and was enthroned to carry on the lineage of her predecessor, the first Pema Khandro, an early twentieth century…
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