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Venerable Yönten

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  • Weekly! The Six Perfections: Practice of the Bodhisattvas
    Wed, Sep 08
    Simultaneously in person and on Zoom
    Sep 08, 7:00 PM PDT – Dec 22, 8:30 PM PST
    Simultaneously in person and on Zoom
    Weekly! WEDNESDAYS 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Pacific Time September 8th – December 22nd, 2021
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  • Manjushri Weekend for Wisdom
    Sat, Nov 20
    Land of Medicine Buddha (and online)
    Nov 20, 9:30 AM PST – Nov 21, 12:30 PM PST
    Land of Medicine Buddha (and online), 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel, CA 95073, USA
    For wisdom, memory and ability – Techniques to sharpen intelligence and to focus the mind as well as to cut through the ignorance of oneself and others. This practice includes vivid imagery and aspirational prayers directly applicable to daily life.
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  • Vajrasattva New Year Purification Retreat
    Fri, Dec 31
    Land of Medicine Buddha
    Dec 31, 2021, 7:00 PM PST – Jan 05, 2022, 11:00 AM PST
    Land of Medicine Buddha, 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel, CA 95073, USA
    For purification and prevention of negative physical, verbal and mental actions – Clear 2021 with a karmic detox and get inspired and refreshed for 2022 REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN – SAVE THE DATE!
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  • Green Tara Weekend Retreat
    Sat, Jan 15
    Land of Medicine Buddha
    Jan 15, 2022, 9:30 AM PST – Jan 16, 2022, 12:30 PM PST
    Land of Medicine Buddha, 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel, CA 95073, USA
    For wisdom, memory and ability – Techniques to sharpen intelligence and to focus the mind as well as to cut through the ignorance of oneself and others. This practice includes vivid imagery and aspirational prayers directly applicable to daily life.
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  • Full Cittamani Tara Approach Retreat (Enabling Action)
    Jul 02, 2022, 3:30 PM GMT+1 – Jul 24, 2022, 1:30 PM GMT+1
    Land of Joy, Greenhaugh Hall, Greenhaugh, Hexham NE48 1PP, UK
    Postponed to next year! Hosted by Land of Joy - it is too soon to know if the retreat will be held in person or online (or both) but save the date!
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  • White Tara Weekend Retreat
    Sat, Oct 16
    In Person and on Zoom
    Oct 16, 9:30 AM PDT – Oct 17, 12:30 PM PDT
    In Person and on Zoom
    White Tara is for health, long life and protection – pre-emptive strike against karmic obstacles preventing us from living out our fullest, healthiest lifespan. This practice can be done for oneself and/or on behalf of others.
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Bio

Ven. Yönten is an American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Gelug Tibetan tradition who was ordained in 2003. Her (merely labeled) pronouns are she/her and she is a fully ordained Bhikshuni/Gelongma in the Dharmaguptaka tradition.


Buddhist since her teenage years, Ven. Yönten moved to Chenrezig Institute in QLD, Australia when she was 19 and studied intensively under Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je Monastery and former Abbot of Gyü-me Tantric College) for seven years, completing their Buddhist Studies Program (including FPMT’s Basic Program as well as other advanced topics) and retreats.

She then continued to study, retreat and offer service at Dharma Centers in India and Taiwan as well as Australia and New Zealand, becoming an In-Depth Registered Teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in 2012. www.fpmt.org

Ven. Yönten was then the Resident Teacher of Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in the Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia from 2012 – 2015 and then at Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity in New Zealand until 2018. She continues to offer classes and retreats at both Centres annually (unless there is a global pandemic).

Ven. Yönten also offers Buddhist classes 4-5 months a year in Israel. With FPMT’s Shantideva Study Group and also, from a secular perspective, for a seven-year postgraduate program called Human Spirit which is a Buddhist Psychoanalytic Training Program. 


From August 2021 - February 2022, Ven. Yönten will lead classes hosted by Land of Medicine Buddha in California.

 

Understanding Tantra

Audio recordings of a weekend course held at Mahamudra Centre, NZ. Video of an evening introduction, below (in English and Spanish...

Lam Rim Meditations!

Small Scope Meditations: https://archive.org/details/LamRimSmallScope Medium Scope Meditations: https://archive.org/details/LamRimMediumS...

Feminism and Buddhism

Public Talk: Feminism and Buddhism - translations in Italian, Spanish and Hebrew available below Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten 26 June 2019...

The Catalyst for Compassion

I recently made the common modern mistake of going on social media after news of a terrorist attack in a country considered an ally. My...

 

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