Teachers

Emily Hsu

Emily Hsu completed FPMT’s seven-year Masters Program of Sutra and Tantra at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa in Italy, a program based on the geshe studies curriculum, graduating in 2004 with high honors. Upon completion, Emily engaged in a ten-month solitary retreat in Spain to integrate the material. She subsequently taught at the San Francisco Bay Area centers for ten years, serving as the resident teacher of Ocean of Compassion Buddhist center before departing in 2016 to focus more on retreat. Emily currently divides her time between doing retreat and teaching in the United States and abroad. She emphasizes meditation, emptiness, the good heart, and the practical application of the traditional teachings in daily life.

Events with Emily Hsu

Eight Pillars of Joy: Making the Most of Your Precious Life
May 7, 2020

Level All Levels Silence Level Partial Silence What is it? ✨”There are really only four fundamental emotions, three of which are so-called negative emotions: fear, anger, and sadness. The only positive one is joy or happiness. Exploring joy is nothing less than exploring what makes human experience satisfying.”✨ ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in “The Book of Joy” What is joy, exactly, and how can we bring more of this precious quality into our lives and our world?  This profound yet highly practical retreat offers a structured exploration of eight powerful, potentially life-changing insights into what brings us true joy.…

The Vajrapani Institue will be closed during the month of January for our staff retreat. We will reopen on Saturday, February 1st.