The Tsogyal Center
The Tsogyal Center for Learning, Wisdom, and Connectedness in the Vajrayana tradition is the online platform of Jnanasukha Foundation’s Joyful Lotus Grove of Scripture & Realization, inaugurated by Repkong Lama Tsedrup Tharchin Rinpoche in 2010.
Online or offline, Dharma begins as a rethinking of ideas and notions—which is why education is important. In Vajrayana, the highest wisdom arises through scriptural learning and personal realization, i.e., through education and practice. For the Nyingma, they are equally important. In Tibet, the plan was to attend a Dharma college for five years and then to practice in retreat for another five years. Clearly, we don't have these circumstances, yet, I believe we can learn and practice well and be happy in our dharmic circumstances. —Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo
How It Works
Enrollment for online classes is now open. All the classes are led by Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo but in the near future, we hope to have other teachers and presenters online as well at The Tsogyal Center.
Currently, there are six courses. They are of various lengths and formats but what they all have in common is that they will be offered with the intention to help you deepen your understanding of Vajrayana, cultivate your personal experience, on and off the cushion, and build meaningful sangha relationships.
Everything's online and accessible on any device with a good Internet connection. Formats include on-demand videos, meetings in-real-time via video conferencing, downloads, discussion groups and assignments
A limited number of 50% scholarships are available on application.
Enroll Now for Current Offferings
Dudjom Rinpoche: Origins of Buddhism in Tibet & Divisions of Vehicles
Historical consciousness regarding Buddhism is helpful and necessary. At the very least, it can promote greater understanding and help prevent sectarianism. At best, despite differences between historical fact and legend, practitioners will always find inspiration and a grounding for their faith by studying texts by Dudjom Rinpoche. more →
Studying Jigme Lingpa: A Year-Long Series of Book Studies
Throughout the year, we will be studying several of Jigme Lingpa's writings, starting with Steps to the Great Perfection: The Mind-Training Tradition of the Dzogchen Masters. more→
Between Worlds: Deities & Ourselves
Introduces the main principles of deity and mantra-based meditation according to Nyingma and explores experiences of practice. more →
Ngondro Boost: Mini Inspirational Videos
15-minute videos synthesize some main points with emphasis on deepening and widening meanings and connecting to the experiences of daily life. more→
Dakini Heart Essence: Cutting Through (Trek Chod) Module 1 of 2 (Feb-June)
This requires completion or near completion of the foundational practices (ngondro) in the Nyingma tradition. more→
Dudjom Rinpoche: Principles of Mahayoga & Yeshe Tsogyal Extensive Sadhana (April-June)
This course will study the mahayoga section of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche's Wish-Fulfilling Source of Accomplishments: Instructional Text on the Two Stages of the Profound Path of The Dakini Heart Essence, Collected Works, vol. 16, pgs. 371-401. more →
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Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo