Membership FAQs

How can I join?

At this link choose the membership level you qualify for (Introductory, Intermediate, or Advanced) and select a monthly or annual subscription amount. You will be directed to a credit card payment form.

How is Pundarika membership different from the Student Mandala?

Pundarika Membership gives you these benefits:

  • Access to a large library of Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s teachings recorded at Pundarika U.S. retreats. The teachings are available in both audio and video format, and audio is available for download.
  • Those who are members in good standing by November 1st of the year preceding Crestone in-person retreats will be given preferential consideration for retreat attendance, but cannot be guaranteed a space as in the past. 
  • Discounts on in-person Pundarika U.S. retreats.
  • Discounts on purchases at the Pundarika U.S. online store.

The Student Mandala acknowledges your student/teacher relationship with Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Please view Student Mandala for more information about the Student Mandala.

How can I pay for membership?

We accept membership payments by credit card only at this time.

Is my membership payment tax deductible?

Your membership payment is a fee for services rendered and is therefore not tax deductible.

How can I receive discounts on store items and in-person retreat registration?

Members receive a discount code which can be applied to store purchases and in-person retreat registrations. The discount code appears on the Membership Dashboard.

What if I forget my membership code?

Your discount code appears on the Membership Dashboard.

How can I update my credit card information?

You can update your credit card information on your account page (click the Subscriptions tab):

How can I change my membership level?

Members can change to a different payment plan within their membership level on their account page (click the Subscription tab). For example, you can change from monthly to annual, or Contributing to Sustaining).

To change your membership level (e.g. from Introductory to Advanced), please contact the membership coordinator at

Examples of changes in membership level: If you receive pointing out instructions after joining at the Introductory or Intermediate levels of membership, you can upgrade your membership level to Advanced. If you have become an active student of a Vajrayana or Dzogchen Vajrayana master you can upgrade from the Introductory level to the Intermediate.

How can I cancel my membership?
In your Membership Dashboard go to Account Information  Click on Subscription. The option to Cancel is in the menu on the right.
How do I reset my password?

When logging in, click the “Forgot Password” link at the bottom of the login page.

What are pointing out instructions?

Pointing out instructions are a direct transmission from a Dzogchen or Vajrayana master to a student bestowing the blessings of the lineage.

Can I receive pointing out instructions during an online retreat?

Pointing out instructions are only given during in-person retreats and are never recorded.

How do I access the recordings, videos and meditations in the Membership library?

Please view all of the membership recordings on the Membership Library page [link coming soon].

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