Lama Justin von Bujdoss (he/him) is an American vajrayana Buddhist teacher, writer, and co-founder along with Lama Rod Owens of Bhumisparsha, an experimental Buddhist sangha. 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 16 th 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, and teaches at Pure Land Farms. Justin is passionate about helping to create the conditions for authentic embodied tantric Buddhist spiritual practice in the West.
Events with Lama Justin von Bujdoss
November 29, 2023
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR THIS PROGRAM. We…
November 30 - December 3, 2023
Within Vajrayana Buddhism, deity yoga, or yidam practice, is a…
December 5, 2023
In these times of great uncertainty and suffering it can…