12 Week Practical Course with Lama Justin Von Bujdoss

Sundays October 3rd - December 26th

10am Los Angeles | 1pm New York | 7pm Rome

90 minutes/ session

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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 twelve week practice-focused course, students will be guided through the meditation manual "Weapon of Light: Introduction to Ati Yoga Meditation" by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang containing direct and pithy instructions on how to access the Ati Yoga state in daily life and liberate the afflictive emotions.  The text, combined with Lama Justin's clear explanation and practical instructions make this course an invaluable support for both beginner and advanced meditators of any lineage.

The teachings presented in Weapon of Light are inspired by inspired by the father of Tibetan Medicine, Yuthok Yonten Gonpo’s practical instructions on Ati Yoga.

Additional instruction will be given from the great poet-yogi Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol's classic text, The Flight of the Garuda.

For specific program outline, expand the section entitled "Live Practice Sessions" in the Course Curriculum below.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Overview & Welcome

    • Navigating this Online Learning Platform

    • Classroom Etiquette and Technical Requirements

    • Course Texts

  • 2



    • Session One | October 3rd: Introduction to Ati Yoga

    • Session Two | October 10th: Introduction to Vajra Body

    • Session Three | October 17th: Introduction to Vajra Recitation

    • Session Four | October 24th: Investigating the Mind

    • Session Five | October 31st: Investigating the Mind (Continued)

    • November 7th: No Teachings - Optional Group Practice

    • Session Six | November 14th: Meditating on the Mind at Rest

    • Session Seven | November 21st: Meditating on the Mind at Rest (Continued)

    • Session Eight | November 28th: Meditating on the Mind in Motion

    • Session Nine | December 5th: Meditating on the Mind in Motion (Continued)

    • Session Ten | December 12th: Meditating on Rigpa, Pure Awareness

    • Session Eleven | December 19th: Meditating on Rigpa, Pure Awareness (Continued)

    • Session Twelve | December 26th: Mönmo's Ati Yoga Instruction

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. Justin serves as the Executive Director of Chaplaincy and Staff Wellness for NYC Department of Correction where he also serves as Staff Chaplain supervising over 30 chaplains and guides wellness programming for staff. Justin 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. 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 and has led retreats at a variety of dharma centers. Justin is passionate about helping to create the conditions for authentic embodied tantric Buddhist spiritual practice in the West. www.justinvonbujdoss.com