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Upcoming Events

  • Seven Point Mind Training
    Seven Point Mind Training
    Sun, May 05
    Hosted by Kunsang Yeshe
    May 05, 2024, 10:00 AM GMT+10 – May 26, 2024, 11:30 AM GMT+10
    Hosted by Kunsang Yeshe
    May 05, 2024, 10:00 AM GMT+10 – May 26, 2024, 11:30 AM GMT+10
    Hosted by Kunsang Yeshe
    The text of Geshe Chekawa has been a beloved, widely used lojong (thought transformation) text for hundreds of years. It speaks to the human tendencies to blame or feel disempowered and victimized by people and/or circumstances and offers rich and provocative methods. Sundays May: 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Inaugural retreat: Maitripa Rabjungma Community
    Inaugural retreat: Maitripa Rabjungma Community
    Fri, Jun 14
    Tara Farms
    Jun 14, 2024, 7:00 PM PDT – Jun 28, 2024, 1:00 PM PDT
    Tara Farms, Corbett, OR 97019, USA
    Jun 14, 2024, 7:00 PM PDT – Jun 28, 2024, 1:00 PM PDT
    Tara Farms, Corbett, OR 97019, USA
    Save the date! June 14-28 in Corbett, Oregon. For women considering ordination, in particularly in a service oriented form.
  • The Practice of Spiritual Caregiving: Support from End of Life Educators
    The Practice of Spiritual Caregiving: Support from End of Life Educators
    Sat, Jul 27
    Hosted by Transitional Life Care
    Jul 27, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Hosted by Transitional Life Care
    Jul 27, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Hosted by Transitional Life Care
    Ven Yönten, and Leigh Miller, PhD., Director of the MDiv Degree and Chaplaincy Program at Maitripa College, will share and offer guidance about Buddhist spiritual care. Their discussion will include being a companion at bedside, hands-on skills, remaining present, and ways to to prevent burnout.
  • Peacemaking and Sustaining the Heart of Compassion
    Peacemaking and Sustaining the Heart of Compassion
    Sat, Aug 17
    Hosted by Shambala Online
    Aug 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
    Hosted by Shambala Online
    Aug 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
    Hosted by Shambala Online
    Join Ven. Yönten and Chaplain Alley Smith in session to examine the dynamic work of peacemaking. Together, we will explore our attitudes toward aggression and how we can remain fearless and kind—even in the midst of anxiety, fear, and anger. Included meditation and community discussion.
  • Bodhisattva Vows in depth
    Bodhisattva Vows in depth
    Thu, Sep 19
    Hosted by Lhagsam Meditation
    Sep 19, 2024, 7:00 PM GMT+2 – Oct 31, 2024, 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Hosted by Lhagsam Meditation
    Sep 19, 2024, 7:00 PM GMT+2 – Oct 31, 2024, 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Hosted by Lhagsam Meditation
    Bodhichitta is the mind seeking enlightenment, the fulfillment of one’s highest potential. The bodhisattva vow is a deep commitment that facilitates the development of bodhichitta, engaging in beneficial actions and work for the welfare of all beings. WHEN: Thursdays, September 19 and 26, October 31
  • The Wheel of Sharp Weapons - radical thought transformation techniques
    The Wheel of Sharp Weapons - radical thought transformation techniques
    Fri, Apr 19
    Hosted by Shantideva Center
    Apr 19, 2024, 7:00 PM EDT – May 10, 2024, 8:30 PM EDT
    Hosted by Shantideva Center
    Apr 19, 2024, 7:00 PM EDT – May 10, 2024, 8:30 PM EDT
    Hosted by Shantideva Center
    This deeply personal, poetic, and provocative text invites us to “be the peacock in the poison grove” with the bodhicitta attitude that takes hardships as the path to awakening. Fridays, Apr 19, 26, May 3 & 10, 7–8:30pm EDT
  • Mind and Its Potential
    Mind and Its Potential
    Tue, Mar 26
    Hosted by Ocean of Compassion and LMB
    Mar 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – May 04, 2024, 11:00 PM
    Hosted by Ocean of Compassion and LMB
    Mar 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – May 04, 2024, 11:00 PM
    Hosted by Ocean of Compassion and LMB
    Examine what is "mind," its nature and function, and how it affects our experience of happiness and suffering. Explore the differentiation between mind and brain, mind as the creator of our experiences, implications of possessing a mind that has no beginning and no end - learn transformation methods
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Bio

Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten has been a practicing Buddhist since 1994 and an ordained Buddhist nun since 2003.

Venerable Yönten's (merely labeled) pronouns are she/her and she is also a fully ordained Bhikshuni/Gelongma in the Dharmaguptaka tradition and mainly practices within various traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. 

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 from the USA to Australia and studied extensively under Gyurmé Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (at Chenrezig Institute, AU) from 2002-2009 before moving to India to study at Thosamling Institute 2010-2011. In 2012, she became an accredited In-Depth Registered Teacher with FPMT and was requested to become the Resident Teacher at Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in New South Wales, Australia where she remained for three years and frequently visited up until the pandemic. 

From 2015 onwards, Ven. Yönten was mainly based in New Zealand at Mahamudra Centre. During that period, she divided her time between leading retreats in New Zealand and teaching Philosophy at Human Spirit: Buddhist Psychoanalytic Training Program in Israel, as well as offering classes and retreats in various parts of Europe, until she moved back to the USA in 2021. 


Yönten-la also occasionally offers retreats and courses at Vajrapani Institute and Land of Medicine Buddha - both in California. She also has experience in hospice work and palliative care, as well as a deep commitment to social justice and a love of animals.

Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten is currently the Chaplain of Maitripa College as well as a Lecturer of Buddhist Studies.

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Feminism and Buddhism

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

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