Ven Yönten’s Teachings & Advice

Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten is an American-born Buddhist nun in the Gelug Tibetan tradition who was ordained in 2003.

A practicing Buddhist since 1994, Ven. Yönten moved to Chenrezig Institute in QLD, Australia and studied intensively under Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je Monastery and former Abbot of Gyü-me Tantric College) from 2002 – 2009, completing their Buddhist Studies Program and retreats. She then continued to study, retreat and offer service at Dharma Centers in India and Taiwan as well as Australia and New Zealand, becoming an In-Depth Registered Teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in 2012.

Ven. Yönten was then the Resident Teacher of Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in the Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia from 2012 – 2015 before becoming teacher-in-residence six months of the year at Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity in New Zealand until 2018. She continues to offer classes and retreats at both Centres annually.

Currently, Ven. Yönten divides her time as a touring teacher and retreat leader, as well as annually offering the Buddhadharma from a secular perspective in Israel as a member of the Buddhist faculty for a seven-year post graduate program called Human Spirit which is a Buddhist Psychoanalytic Training Program. []

Ven Yönten very kindly makes a number of her teachings and guided meditations available via her website, internet archive and YouTube channel. Some examples of which you can find below.

Video Teachings

Ven Yönten offer teachings and leads retreats in various countries around the world as well as making her own materials to introduce and explain various secular and buddhist concepts. Below are a selection of those she has very kindly made available to view on her YouTube channel.

Secular Dharma: Dispelling Guilt with Ven Yönten

Buddha Nature in Relation to Clear Light with Ven Yönten

Transforming Betrayal & Developing Concentration with Ven Yönten

Nine Round Breathing Meditation with Ven Yönten

Medicine Buddha Meditation for Everyone with Ven Yönten

Introduction to Guru Yoga from a Tantric Perspective with Ven Yönten

Audio Teachings & Guided Meditations

Ven Yönten very kindly makes the audio recordings of many of her teachings and guided meditations available via her internet archive. Below are a few examples of what you can discover by clicking on the link above.

Overcoming Self-Cherishing Guided Meditation

Working With Anger


Clarity of Mind with Manjushri Mantra

Loving Kindness Meditation

Types of Joy Discussed in Buddhism

Children’s Story Time

Ven Yönten very offered recordings of her reading children’s stories that inspire wisdom, kindness and compassion. Below are a small selection of those she has made available on her YouTube channel.

The Seed of Compassion by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Ven Yönten

Anh’s Anger with Ven Yönten

The Invisible String with Ven Yönten