The online meditation instructor training is more than half way through. Seventeen students from all over the country are participating in daily practice and online lessons, weekly workshops, weekly exams, daily journaling and more.
The training has been taught by Pema Khandro Rinpoche and Aruna Rigdzin and Satya Shiva. It is attended by some new members of the sangha as well as long time members and teachers.
In what has been a massive feat of intermingling dharma and online technology, the students and teachers have all had a beautiful experience. Through the online platform, students can see each other and talk together with the teachers, watch videos of the lessons at their own pace and download teaching materials.
One of the most surprising elements is has been the strong sense of community felt by all participating. Even though the participants live in different cities, through the online discussions, chats and daily practices – there has been a strong sense of sangha. The training has two more weeks to go.
The exams have been comprehensive since the dense and in-depth material taught in the daily classes piles up. However because the lessons and practice are an hour each, it has facilitated participation by students who have active, busy lives, full of commitments. This is is one of the missions of Ngakpa International, to make training accessible to householders, people with work, family and social commitments.
The training has two more weeks to go. Congratulations on everyone for your diligence!
The next training for leaders is the Bodhisattva Training in the fall. Learn more here: Bodhisattva Training with Pema Khandro