Elaine Jackson

Elaine Jackson is a founding member of Vajrapani Institute and has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1977. She has studied with many of the greatest Buddhist teachers of our time including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche and many others too numerous to list. Elaine is known for the warmth and humor with which she teaches. In particular, she loves sharing the wealth of practical insights she has gained from her years of retreat and service within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Elaine served as Executive Director of Vajrapani Institute for over five years and has also completed a three-year meditation retreat. She lives a contemplative life off-the-grid in the Santa Cruz mountains while offering Dharma teachings and meditation support.

Testimonials about Elaine:
“Elaine’s teachings touched me deeply. She embodies the spirit of the teachings.” (Andrea – New Years Retreat 2018)
“Elaine has changed the trajectory of my life.” (Jamie – New Years Retreat 2018)

Events with Elaine Jackson

Touching Peace: An Online Introduction to Meditation Weekly Drop-In Session
January 1, 1970

When: Mondays, at 4:30 – 5:30 pm PST (Pacific) PLEASE NOTE: Sessions will resume Monday, February 8th 2021 What is it: A meditation series We all want peace. And if we want a peaceful end, we must use a peaceful means. It is a fact of nature that the future is intrinsically uncertain. We don’t know what’s going to happen. We can’t change the past and the future hasn’t arrived. We can’t do anything about either, but we can make a difference in the present. This is where reality happens – this is where we can make a difference in…

Online Program - An Experiential Vajrayogini Monthly Sadhana Practice
January 1, 1970

Level Strictly Highest Yoga Tantra Initiates Only (see “Prerequisites” sections below for further information on what is required.) When is it? Starting March 7th, 2021 and continuing the first Sunday of each month 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT What is it? A gathering of Vajrayogini practitioners to engage experientially with the Vajrayogini sadhana.  Prerequisites & Essential Registration Instructions: This practice is for students who have received a highest yoga tantra empowerment (Chakrasamvara, Yamantaka, Hevajra, Kalachakra) as well as the Vajrayogini initiation.  We will practice together and discuss the yogas of practice and what they are intended to engender. In order…