A donation of at least $75 is suggested but please pay what you can. – $75.00 - $100.00

Date & Time Details: Saturday, April 8th 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Zen Center of New York City

Address: 500 State Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217



Working with our Humanity: Engaging the Expression of Kleshas and the Spaciousness Within Them.

with Lama Justin von Bujdoss

April 8, 2023

In this day-long retreat we will explore methods through which the intensity of our kleshas, the reactive emotions that contribute to our experience of suffering – can be brought directly into meditation and similarly, how the view of the various forms of mediation that we will be exploring from the Dzogchen, Mahamudra and Zhije Vajrayana lineages can aide us in bringing our ordinary mundane reactivity to the path.


10:00am to 12:30pm – Session 1

12:30pm to 1:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm to 4:00pm – Session 2

Because of the ongoing COVID situation, we are asking that all participants be fully vaccinated and present two negative rapid COVID tests (antigen tests), the first taken 48 hours before the start of the retreat, and the second taken immediately before joining the retreat. Please email a photo of the first (48h) test to: We will not be providing COVID tests at the temple, so please provide your own.


Lama Justin von Bujdoss
Lama Justin von Bujdoss is an American vajrayana Buddhist teacher, writer, and 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. Lama Justin is currently the chaplain for Hart Island, New York City’s public cemetery. 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…
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