Teachers

Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten

Venerable Lozang Yönten

Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten is an American-born Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition who was ordained in 2003. A practicing Buddhist since 1994, Ven. Yönten moved to Chenrezig Institute in Australia and studied intensively under Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je Monastery and former Abbot of Gyü-me Tantric College) from 2002 – 2009, completing their Buddhist Studies Program. She then continued to study, retreat and offer service at Dharma Centers in India and Taiwan as well as Australia and New Zealand, becoming an In-Depth Registered Teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in 2012.

Ven. Yönten was the Resident Teacher of Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Center in the Blue Mountains of Australia from 2012 – 2015 before becoming teacher-in-residence six months of the year at Mahamudra Center for Universal Unity in New Zealand until 2018.  Currently, Ven. Yönten divides her time as a touring teacher and retreat leader, as well as annually offering the Buddhadharma from a secular perspective in Israel as a member of the Buddhist faculty for a seven-year post graduate program called Human Spirit which is a Buddhist Psychoanalytic Training Program.

Events with Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten

The Power of Mantra Book Power of Mantra: Hybrid Class with Ven. Yönten
Open Dates

A new series of classes based on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s latest book Power of Mantra.  This series will bring light to the mysteries of Buddhist Tantra in a way that is accessible to beginners, yet which is still profound for the experienced practitioner. By exploring mantra, visualization, symbolism, and technique, a more comprehensive understanding of when and how to properly use these different deity yoga practices can be gained. The weekly class will gradually work through Lama Zopa Rinpoché’s new book, “The Power of Mantra” and includes in-depth companion presentations from Vajrapani’s new teacher-in-residence, Venerable Yönten.  In addition to being…

Power of Mantra Retreat - Tara
October 13 - 16, 2022

The second of three complimentary, weekend retreats to the Power of Mantra series with Ven. Yönten.  This weekend retreat aims to demystify Deity-Yoga (Buddhist Tantra) practice for students of Buddhism who are newer to these practices and also invites depth and richness to the practice of senior students. This retreat will explore the main Kriya (Action) Tantra deities of Tara (Green Tara, White Tara, the 21 Taras) introduced in the online program.  Being a participant of the online program isn’t required, but strongly recommended. This retreat will be a mediation intensive to allow students to dive deeper into the sadhanas…

Power of Mantra Retreat ONLINE - Tara
October 13 - 16, 2022

This is the registration for the ONLINE RETREAT only.   The second of three complimentary, weekend retreats to the Power of Mantra series with Ven. Yönten.  This weekend retreat aims to demystify Deity-Yoga (Buddhist Tantra) practice for students of Buddhism who are newer to these practices and also invites depth and richness to the practice of senior students. This retreat will explore the main Kriya (Action) Tantra deities of Tara (Green Tara, White Tara, the 21 Taras) introduced in the online program.  Being a participant of the online program isn’t required, but strongly recommended.   This retreat will be a…

Power of Mantra Retreat - Purification
October 27 - 30, 2022

The last of three complimentary, weekend retreats to the Power of Mantra series with Ven. Yönten.  This weekend retreat aims to demystify Deity-Yoga (Buddhist Tantra) practice for students of Buddhism who are newer to these practices and also invites depth and richness to the practice of senior students. This retreat will explore the main Kriya (Action) Tantra deities of purification (35 Buddhas and Vajrasattva) introduced in the online program.  Being a participant of the online program isn’t required, but strongly recommended. This retreat will be a mediation intensive to allow students to dive deeper into the sadhanas (tantric practice manuals)…

Power of Mantra Retreat ONLINE - Purification
October 27 - 30, 2022

This is the registration for the ONLINE RETREAT only.   The last of three complimentary, weekend retreats to the Power of Mantra series with Ven. Yönten.  This weekend retreat aims to demystify Deity-Yoga (Buddhist Tantra) practice for students of Buddhism who are newer to these practices and also invites depth and richness to the practice of senior students. This retreat will explore the main Kriya (Action) Tantra deities of purification (35 Buddhas and Vajrasattva) introduced in the online program.  Being a participant of the online program isn’t required, but strongly recommended.   This retreat will be a mediation intensive to…

Vajrayogini Enabling Action Retreat
November 11 - December 10, 2022

Vajrayogini is a meditation practice of Buddhism in the category of Highest Yoga Tantra and requires the appropriate empowerment.  This is an approach retreat for Vajrayogini, a full qualifying retreat with fire puja, which enables one to do self-empowerment, consecration, and so on. Prerequisite Vajrayogini initiation from a qualified teacher Why a waitlist? Vajrapani Institute is testing the waters to see who may be interested in joining this long retreat.  Such an endeavor requires at least 15 students and 6-8 part, or full, time volunteers (mainly for kitchen support). We are putting this sign up to gather interested parties to…