Tsoknyi Rinpoche has often mentioned the vital relationship between his brand of “tea” and the cup in which it is served. Excellent tea without a container or cup serves no one. Improperly made tea in a fancy cup is not good for digestion. So please enjoy this excellent tea in our humble cup!

Membership Benefits

The Pundarika Membership Program offers the following 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.
  • Early access to registration for in-person Pundarika U.S. retreats. Note that early access is available only to individuals who have been members for at least 1 month at the time registration opens.
  • Discounts on in-person Pundarika U.S. retreats.
  • Discounts on purchases at the Pundarika U.S. online store.


You can join the membership program at one of three tiers: Contributing, Sustaining, Benefactor, with options for monthly and annual memberships. The benefits of membership at each tier are below.

or $150/year

  • All benefits listed above, with
  • 10% discounts on retreat registrations*
  • 10% discounts on store purchases

or $400/year

  • All benefits listed above, with
  • 15% discounts on retreat registrations*
  • 15% discounts on store purchases

or $750/year

  • All benefits listed above, with
  • 20% discounts on retreat registrations*
  • 20% discounts on store purchases

NOTE: The membership fee is for services rendered and is not a tax-deductible donation on your IRS return.

Join the Membership Program

Membership gives access to audio and video teachings at three levels, depending on qualifications of the practitioner: Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced. The prerequisites required to access the teachings at each level are below. Please contact the membership coordinator if you have questions about these qualifications, at

Introductory  Memberships

Teachings in the Introductory Membership Library are accessible to anyone. These teachings are helpful for students who are new to Tsoknyi Rinpoche teachings or to dharma in general. Click here to see a list of teachings in the Introductory Membership Library.

Introductory Memberships: Click Here to Join

Intermediate Memberships

To view Intermediate teachings, members must be a student of a qualified Vajrayana or Dzogchen Master*. Intermediate members have access to all Intermediate and Introductory teachings. Click here to see a list of teachings in the Intermediate Membership Library.

Intermediate Memberships: Click Here to Join

Advanced Membersihps

To view Advanced teachings, members must have received pointing out instructions from a qualified Vajrayana or Dzogchen master*. Advanced members can access Advanced, Intermediate, and Introductory teachings. Click here for a list of teachings in the Advanced Membership Library.

Advanced Memberships: Click Here to Join

*Please contact the membership coordinator if you have questions about qualifications, at

Q & As

How can I join?

On this page, 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 the benefits listed above, whereas the entering the Student Mandala acknowledges your student/teacher relationship with Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Please contact 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 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].