Student Pathways

Nine Yanas

Students join the Nine Yanas program and approach Vajrayana more gradually through more intensive study and contemplation.

The first Six Yanas of the program include teachings, contemplation, and reflection exercises that unfold gradually. Within these three stages, the student practices the Treasury of Blessings sadhana as a framework for meditation practice.

This progressive approach provides a structured framework with which to better understand and implement the Buddha’s precious teachings. By studying, contemplating, and meditating in stages like the levels of a staircase, we can gain realization more swiftly.

Nine Yanas Courses

Tulku Migmar Tsering
In this teaching series, Tulku Migmar Tsering provides detailed teaching and commentary on Gyalse Tokme Zangpo’s 37 Bodhisattva Practices.
drshlim
Dr. David Shlim gently guides us to make the connection between relaxed open mind and natural compassion.
Matthew Zalichin
Approach the Buddha’s teachings gradually, learning how to integrate study, reflection, and meditation.

Teachings and Articles in the Nine Yanas Pathway

105 minutes

Bodhicitta Workshop, Session One

Khenpo Gyaltsen
Khenpo Gyaltsen led a two-part workshop in Thailand that was open to Zoom participants. In this workshop, Khenpo reminded participants of key points of contemplation...
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105 minutes
115 minutes

The Four Immeasurables

Khenpo Gyaltsen
In this video teaching, Khenpo Gyaltsen explains the Four Immeasurables: Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity...
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115 minutes
104 minutes

The Bodhicitta of Exchanging Self and Other

Khenpo Gyaltsen
In this video, Khenpo Gyaltsen explains the practice of exchanging self and others as found in the Seven Verses of Mind Training and Shantideva's Bodhicaryāvatāra....
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104 minutes
85 minutes

Eight Verses of Mind Training, Session Two

Khenpo Gyaltsen
In this video, Khenpo Gyaltsen continues his teaching on Geshe Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses of Training the Mind....
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85 minutes
122 minutes

Seven Steps of Cause and Effect Meditation to Generate Bodhicitta

Khenpo Gyaltsen
In this teaching, Khenpo Gyaltsen explains how one gives rise to bodhicitta for the first time by means of the seven-part cause-and-effect meditation to generate...
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122 minutes
126 minutes

What is Bodhicitta?

Khenpo Gyaltsen
In this teaching, Khenpo Gyaltsen explains the benefits of bodhicitta, the mind of awakening....
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126 minutes
100 minutes

Workshop on the Six Paramitas, Session Two

Khenpo Gyaltsen
In January, 2024, Khenpo Gyaltsen offered a two-part workshop on the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections at the Guru Lhakhang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia....
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100 minutes
127 minutes

Workshop on the Six Paramitas, Session One

Khenpo Gyaltsen
In January, 2024, Khenpo Gyaltsen offered a two-part workshop on the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections at the Guru Lhakhang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia....
video
127 minutes
73 minutes

Eight Verses of Mind Training, Session One

Khenpo Gyaltsen
video
73 minutes
99 minutes

Tonglen: Developing Compassion and Empathy

Khenpo Gyaltsen
In this teaching, Khenpo Gyaltsen explains that Tonglen is the mind training of giving and taking, and that this is one way of exchanging self...
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99 minutes
93 minutes

The Five Strengths

Khenpo Gyaltsen
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93 minutes
56 minutes

The Seven Verses of Mind Training, Part Three

Khenpo Gyaltsen
Khenpo Gyaltsen wraps up his teaching on the Seven Verses of Mind Training by summarising how to take adversity into the path of enlightenment....
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56 minutes