Weapon of Light: An Introduction to Ati Yoga Meditation

Ati Yoga (Tibetan: Dzogchen) is the most simple, direct, and profound path to reveal the sky-like nature of our own mind which is clear, vast, and unobstructed by the clouds of afflictive emotions.
In this twelve week practice-focused course, students will be guided through the meditation manual "Weapon of Light: Introduction to Ati Yoga Meditation" by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang containing direct and pithy instructions on how to access the Ati Yoga state in daily life and liberate the afflictive emotions. The text, combined with Lama Justin's clear explanation and practical instructions make this course an invaluable support for both beginner and advanced meditators of any lineage.
The teachings presented in Weapon of Light are inspired by inspired by the father of Tibetan Medicine, Yuthok Yonten Gonpo’s practical instructions on Ati Yoga.
Additional instruction is given from the great poet-yogi Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol's classic text, The Flight of the Garuda.
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What's included?

  • 12 two-hour teachings and guided practice with Lama Justin von Bujdoss
  • Access to recordings for 12 months
  • Digital pdf copy of Weapon of Light text

Course Schedule

October 4th - December 20th

9 - 11am Los Angeles

12am - 2pm New York

6 - 8pm Rome


None. Open to all practitioners.

Lama Justin von Bujdoss

Lama Justin von Bujdoss is an American Vajrayana Buddhist teacher, writer, and is the co-founder of Bhumisparsha, an experimental Buddhist sangha along with Lama Rod Owens. 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.

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 16th Karmapa. Lama Justin has presented on Buddhist practice at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, University of Chicago, Wellesley, and 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. www.justinvonbudjoss.com