Pema Khandro is a scholar and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism and founder Ngakpa International.
One Sunday each month
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Eastern Time
A Year-Long Series of Conversations with Women in Buddhism sponsored by Natural Dharma Fellowship
Beginning with the first female disciples of the Buddha, women have shaped the trajectory of Buddhism, sometimes overtly as the founders of lineages, and sometimes quietly from the fringes of the tradition. Many of their writings and practices survive and thrive. This history of influence and inspiration continues to this day as Buddhism spreads to the West, even while many women still struggle with the vestiges of patriarchy within the tradition.
Pema Khandro is a scholar and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. She is the founder of the non-profit organization Ngakpa International and oversees its projects, the Dakini Mountain Retreat Center, the Buddhist Studies Institute and the Yogic Medicine Institute as well as Ngakpa House, a charity which supports the education of children and elders in the Himalayas.
Pema Khandro’s academic work specializes in the history of Dzogchen and as well as the culture and literature of non-celibate Tibetan yogis. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a a Master’s degree specializing in the study of Tibetan Buddhism and is currently completing her Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia. She speaks English, Tibetan, Chinese and Spanish languages.