Exploring Vajrayana

Our dharma communities can join group practices hosted regularly worldwide. This Room hosts regular Ngöndro (preliminary) practices and book reading gatherings offered by Siddhartha’s Intent Instructors once a week. Scroll down for details on how to join these practices.

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The Vajrayana Room

To attend this kind of practice it is helpful, but not essential, to have some familiarity with Vajrayana theory and practice. You can find supporting material below as well.

This Room hosts weekly Ngöndro (preliminary) practices and book reading gatherings offered by Siddhartha’s Intent Instructors. If you are new to the Online Temple and would like to participate in any of these practice sessions:

  1. Check our practice calendar above with information on all the practices currently available. You will have an option to save calendar entries to your personal calendar. There is no need to register in advance.

  2. You can join your chosen practice directly from here or from your saved link in your calendar.

About the Practices

We can help you learn more about our available practices. Our instructors can answer your questions.

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Do you practise meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be “happy”? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practise the Dharma. Genuine spiritual practice, not least the Ngöndro Gar preliminaries, will not bring the kind of comfort and ease most worldly people crave. Quite the opposite, in fact. But if your ultimate goal is enlightenment, Ngöndro Gar practice is a must.

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Our Instructors

We have a worldwide group of instructors.

Jamyang Choden

Instructor (Bhutan)

Ani Pema Chodron

Instructor (Thailand)

Ani Zangmo

Instructor (Australia)

Bridget Gebbie

Instructor (Australia)

Chanel Grubner

Instructor (Australia)

Huizi Zuo

Instructor (Australia)

Jakob Leschly

Instructor (Australia)

Jangchub Haubner

Instructor (Australia)

Ross Smith

Instructor (Australia)

Steve Cline

Instructor (Australia)

Tsering Chodron

Instructor (Australia)

Tsunma Gosha Gray

Instructor (Australia)

Summer Adams

Instructor (Brazil)

Alex Li Trisoglio

Instructor (Canada)

Melitis Kwong

Instructor (Canada)

Addy Ipsen

Instructor (Europe)

Arne Schelling

Instructor (Europe)

Bibi Holm Ipsen

Instructor (Europe)

Debbie Dorjee

Instructor (Europe)

Hanna Ebinger

Instructor (Europe)

Related Teachings

Listen to related teachings on exploring the Vajrayana.

Glimpses of Abhidharma

11 February 2023
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Going towards (abhi) the truth (dharma) with the wish to liberate ourselves from thinking illusion is real.

Riwo Sangchö Practice and QnA

6 November 2022
Karma Lhundup Rinpoche

Session 32 with special guest Karma Lhundup Rinpoche.

Questions about Practices for the Dead - Tagdrol

30 October 2022
LiD Team

Session 31 with Tsering Chodron and Ross Smith.

Brilliant Moon

13 October 2022
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Remembering the Guru on the anniversary of Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's parinirvana.

For Tantrikas: Preparation for Death

16 October 2022
LiD Team

Session 30 with Jakob Leschly and Jangchub Haubner.

What To do After Death

25 September 2022
LiD Team

Session 27 with Tsering Chodron and guest speakers Annie Whitlocke, Julie StAubyn and Sarah Wilkinson.

Phowa and Sur Offering

11 September 2022
Chagdud Khadro

Session 25 with special guest speaker Chagdud Khadro.

The Bardo Instructions

4 September 2022
LiD Team

Session 24 with Tsering Chodron.

Introducing Manjushree

7 August 2022
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Who is Manjushree and why does he have so many forms?

Aspiration Practice: Guru Rinpoche & Arya Tara

24 July 2022
LiD Team

Session 19 with Jangchub Haubner and Tsering Chodron.

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