One Year Dharma Immersion

Yuthok Nyingthig Ati Yoga with Lama Justin Von Bujdoss

Select portions of the final section of this program will be guided by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Sundays January 23rd - December 18th 2022

9am Los Angeles | 12pm New York | 6pm Rome

90 minutes/ session

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(One week break on March 6th and August 21st)

To watch an introduction to this immersion with Justin von Bujdoss please click here and enter password: atiyoga


Ati Yoga (Tibetan: Dzogchen) is the most simple, direct, and profound path to reveal the sky-like nature of our own mind which is clear, vast, and unobstructed by the clouds of afflictive emotions.

In this year long meditation-focused immersion, students will be guided through the steps of Ati Yoga practice as taught by Yuthok Yönten Gönpo, the 12th Century father of Tibetan Medicine and explained in the text Mirror of Light: A Commentary on Yuthok's Ati Yoga by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang.

Each week students will be given instruction on the practices, beginning with Guru Yoga, progressing through the Dzogchen special preliminaries (Inner and Outer Rushen) and the actual preliminaries of training body, speech, and mind with Vajra Posture, the Hung Syllable, and mind investigation. The year will finish instructions on Kadak (Primordial Purity) and Trekchöd (Cutting Through Hardness).

Guided practice sessions will be an integral part of this program, providing students with the the time to familiarize themselves with and deepen the connection to the practices in a supported group online setting with regular opportunities for questions and discussion. 

This program is open to practitioners of any lineage, both new and experienced and it is highly recommended for all students who participated in Yuthok's Heart Teachings course.


For specific program outline, please expand the sections of the Course Curriculum below.

All classes will be recorded and available for students to review for eighteen months.

While it is highly encouraged to attend this program live, if time zone does not permit this, it is possible to follow the recordings of this course as a self-paced program.


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Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Overview & Welcome

    • Navigating this Online Learning Platform

    • Classroom Etiquette and Technical Requirements

    • Course Texts

    • Mirror of Light Community


  • 2

    PART ONE: INTRODUCTION (January 23 - February 6)

    • Week One/ January 23: Introduction to Ati Yoga

    • Week Two/ January 30: On Devotion in Mahamudra & Ati Yoga

    • Week Three/ February 6: Introduction to Yuthok's Song

  • 3

    PART TWO: OUTER GURU YOGA (February 13 - April 10)

    • Week Four/ February 13: Introduction to Outer Guru Yoga

    • Week Five/ February 20: Outer Guru Yoga Practice Session

    • Week Six/ February 27: Outer Guru Yoga Practice Session

    • March 6: Losar Break/ No Session Today

    • Week Seven/ March 13: Outer Guru Yoga Practice Session

    • Week Eight/ March 20: Inner Mandala

    • Week Nine/ March 27: Inner Mandala Practice Session

    • Week Ten/ April 3: Inner Mandala Practice Session

    • Week Eleven/ April 10: Inner Mandala Practice Session

    • Week Twelve/ April 17: Teaching on Torma Offering and Dedication

  • 4


    • Week Thirteen/ April 24: Introduction to Preliminaries: Outer Rushen and Inner Rushen Practice

    • Week Fourteen/ May 1: Outer Rushen Practice Session

    • Week Fifteen/ May 8: Outer Rushen Practice Session

    • Week Sixteen/ May 15: Outer Rushen Practice Session

    • Week Seventeen/ May 22: Outer Rushen Practice Session

    • Week Eighteen/ May 29: Inner Rushen Practice Session

    • Week Nineteen/ June 5: Inner Rushen Practice Session

    • Week Twenty/ June 12: Inner Rushen Practice Session

    • Week Twenty-one/ June 19: Inner Rushen Practice Session

  • 5

    PART FOUR: ACTUAL PRELIMINARIES (June 26th-August 14th)

    • Week Twenty-two/ June 26: Introduction Instructions: Striking or Alighting Upon the Essential Points & Resting Naturally in One's Own State.

    • Week Twenty-three/ July 3: Striking and Resting: Practice Session

    • Week Twenty-four/ July 10: Vajra Posture with Practice Session

    • Week Twenty-five/ July 17: Speech: Using the Syllable Hung

    • Week Twenty-six/ July 24: Speech: Practice Session

    • Week Twenty-seven/ July 31: Speech: Practice Session

    • Week Twenty-eight/ August 7: Training the Mind: Investigation of the Mind

    • Week Twenty-nine/ August 14: Investigation of the Mind: Practice Session

    • August 21: Break/ No Session Today

  • 6


    • Shabkar's Pointing Out Instructions

    • Week Thirty/ August 28: Introductory Instructions and Practice Session: Garab Dorje's Three Points that Strike the Vital Point

    • Week Thirty-one/ September 4: Recognizing: with Practice Session

    • Week Thirty-two/ September 11: Identifying: with Practice Session

    • Week Thirty-three/ September 18: Actual Identifying/Pointing Out: with Practice Session

    • Week Thirty-four/ September 25: Outer, Inner and Secret Wisdoms

    • Week Thirty-five/ October 2: Three aspects of the aggregates

    • Week Thirty-six/ October 9: Five symbols in their three aspects

    • Week Thirty-seven/ October 16: Putting these instructions into practice

    • Week Thirty-eight/ October 23: Practice Session

    • Week Thirty-nine/ October 30: The Great Yogi(ni)

    • Week Forty/ November 6: The Average Yogi(ni)

    • Week Forty-one/ November 13: The Lesser Yogi(ni)

    • Week Forty-two/ November 20: The Fundamental Meaning

    • Week Forty-three/ November 27: Enhancement Practices

    • Week Forty-four/ December 4: Ati Yoga Spontaneous Song by Dr. Nida

    • Week Forty-five/ December 11: Shanglon Practice and Tsok

    • Week Forty-six/ December 18: Practice Session and Closing

Lama Justin von Bujdoss

Lama Justin von Bujdoss is an American Vajrayana Buddhist teacher, writer, and the is a co-founder of Bhumisparsha an experimental Buddhist sangha along with Lama Rod Owens. He is the author of "Modern Tantric Buddhism: Authenticity and Embodiment in Dharma Practice" published by North Atlantic Books, and contributor to "Buddhism and Whiteness: Critical Reflections published by Lexington Books". From 2016 until December 2021 Justin served as the Executive Director of Chaplaincy and Staff Wellness for NYC Department of Correction where he also served as Staff Chaplain supervising over 30 chaplains and guided wellness programming for staff. Justin also has professional experience in home hospice and hospital settings as a pastoral caregiver. Justin was ordained as a repa, a lay tantric yogin in the tradition of Milarepa, by His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche, one of the heart sons of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa. Lama Justin has presented on Buddhist practice at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, University of Chicago, Wellesley, Columbia University, has been a visiting instructor at Union Theological Seminary, teaches at Pure Land Farms. Justin is passionate about helping to create the conditions for authentic embodied tantric Buddhist spiritual practice in the West.