Integrating Buddhism

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Burning Incense

What’s Ven. Yönten up to right now?

Online Classes for Human Spirit: Buddhist Psychoanalytic Training Program, Israel and Maitripa College, USA
From February - June 2022

Most classes during this period are not available live to the general public though some sessions will be uploaded after the fact onto Ven. Yönten’s YouTube channel.

There will be occasional, live classes open to the public during this time. Mainly hosted by Shantideva Study Group, Israel and Ocean of Compassion, CA USA.


Upcoming Events

  • Exploring Common Prayers and Practices
    Sat, Apr 23
    Joint Host: Gyalwa Gyatso & Gendun Drubpa
    Apr 23, 9:00 AM PDT – May 22, 11:30 AM PDT
    Joint Host: Gyalwa Gyatso & Gendun Drubpa
    Three weekends diving into the sometimes esoteric side of Tibetan Buddhist ritual practice, in particular the main Pujas in our tradition (Geluk). April 23/24; May 7/8 and May 21/22 (all classes are 9-11:30 am PT)
  • Exploring Meditation: Intermediate level
    Sat, Apr 30
    Human Spirit at Adam Campus
    Apr 30, 10:30 AM GMT+3 – May 28, 2:30 PM GMT+3
    Human Spirit at Adam Campus, Lod, Israel
    A combination of intellectual and experiential sessions on Meditation processes and forms in 3 Day-long intensives (Saturdays April 30, May 14 and 28), Hosted by Shantideva Study Group Israel
  • Full Cittamani Tara Approach Retreat (Enabling Action)
    Jul 01, 3:30 PM GMT+1 – Jul 23, 1:30 PM GMT+1
    Land of Joy, Greenhaugh Hall, Greenhaugh, Hexham NE48 1PP, UK
    It is official - it’s on, live and in person!! Hosted by Land of Joy, UK July 1-23 2022 Book early to ensure your spot!


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 also a fully ordained Bhikshuni/Gelongma in the Dharmaguptaka tradition.

Ven. Yönten’s classes center around “lo-jong” the thought transformation genre of Mahayana Buddhism, as well as various other forms of meditation and philosophy. Her style combines the traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings with a contemporary approach and modern teaching techniques.

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. 

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 teaches regularly 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. 


Understanding Tantra audio

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

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Feminism and Buddhism

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The Catalyst for Compassion

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