A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
with Khandro Tseringma Rinpoche

POSTPONED: Most likely to be held in September. Please stay tuned!

Sun Jun 16, 10:30am–4:30pm EDT

We are so honored and delighted to welcome back Khandro Tseringma Rinpoche who embodies all the qualities of a bodhisattva, radiating affection and brilliant wisdom infused with kindness for everyone everywhere.

During this visit Khandro-la will offer teachings on the celebrated work A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Bodhicaryāvatāra) by Shantideva—our center’s namesake. As a monk at the great Nalanda monastic university in the 8th century CE, Shantideva was taken to be lazy and unaccomplished until one day when he delivered the perfectly-formed and complete text A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, which describes in poetic verse the path of spiritual development of the bodhisattva, from ordinary person to fully awakened Buddha.


We rejoice in this auspicious opportunity to receive teachings on the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Bodhicaryāvatāra) from Khandro Tseringma Rinpoche.

These teachings are a perfect occasion to practice generosity in the presence of an extraordinarily realized being and helps us cultivate the perfection of generosity. Your kind donations will be used to make offerings to Khandro Tseringma Rinpoche, her attendants, and other Sangha members. And cover the cost of flights, local transportation, A/V equipment, meals, flowers, and other expenses associated with this event, and to support general center needs.

Any level of sponsorship is most welcome and greatly appreciated!

General registration is now closed. We have very limited reserved seats available for sponsors of $300 or more. If you are interested, please contact registration@shantidevanyc.org.

Important Note

This is an in-person and online event. Please review our latest Covid-19 policy if you are attending in person. For online, the events will be administered using Zoom*.

After registering, the system automatically sends a confirmation and/or a receipt email that contains the Zoom meeting link and/or other instructions. If you don’t immediately receive the system email(s) or you have any other questions, please contact us at registration@shantidevanyc.org.

*Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.

Registration / Schedule

Open: $1000, $500, $300, $108, $50, $35, $21, $10, Free

The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member benefits will apply automatically if you have a membership in MindBody. 

Everyone attending in-person must pre-register, due to capacity limitations in our gompa. A separate registration is required for each in-person attendee. We are deeply sorry that we cannot host everyone in-person who wishes to join. If registration is full, we invite you to join us online via Zoom to share in these teachings and blessings as a global community. Please check back for the latest information and details.


10:30am–12:30pm: Morning session
12:30–2:30pm: Lunch
2:30–4:30pm: Afternoon session

Shantideva Center may publish recorded sessions in the public domain (e.g., on YouTube). By registering for this event, you are agreeing to give your consent to this process. To protect your privacy, we recommend being conscious about any personal information you share during the sessions. To further enhance anonymity, you may want to consider turning off video or naming yourself using abbreviations.

Time zone: US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC-4)

For questions regarding registration, please email registration@shantidevanyc.org for assistance.


Available soon.

Dana for the Teacher

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About the Teacher

“People try spiritually to achieve realization. The true realization is to achieve a kind heart. Other than that, there is nothing really that is useful.” — Khandro Tseringma Rinpoche

Described as a living embodiment of the bodhisattva ideal, Khandro Tseringma Rinpoche is cherished for her humility, deep wisdom and compassion. While she was not educated within the traditional monastic system, she was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a realized practitioner and an oracle of the Tibetan people.

Khandro-la’s life story is not linear. It is filled with visions and prophecies that often extend beyond our understanding. As a young woman, she received a vision to leave her homeland of Tibet and head to Nepal. Upon arriving in Nepal, she met a man who told her that she must meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. After great hardship, including extreme health challenges, she finally met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and began to serve in her current role as oracle and dharma teacher.

Khandro-la believes that the essence of life is to realize bodhicitta and emptiness. In turn, her sole focus is on helping beings achieve indestructible faith in these two. In the end, she says that If she cannot help people realize bodhicitta and emptiness, meeting with her is just a waste of time.

Click here for her autobiography in verse.