Justin von Bujdoss

Justin von Bujdoss (Repa Dorje Odzer) is an American Buddhist teacher and the former Chief Staff Chaplain for the New York City Department of Correction. He was formally recognized as a repa, or a lay tantric practitioner, in the Karma Kamtsang tradition of Tibetan Buddhism by Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche.
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Ideas Interviews

After Rikers

Five years after becoming the first Buddhist chaplain for the staff at New York City’s notorious corrections facility, a meditation teacher reflects on his work and the institution

Interview with Justin von Bujdoss by Wendy Biddlecombe Agsar

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Ideas Vajrayana

An American Tantra

With Modern Tantric Buddhism, Justin von Budjoss aims to make Vajrayana authentically our own.

Interview with Justin von Bujdoss by Karen Jensen

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MeditationMagazine | Openings

Ask a Teacher

Justin von Bujdoss, a Buddhist teacher and the author of the upcoming Modern Tantric Buddhism, explains that retreats away aren’t necessary for spiritual development.

By Justin von Bujdoss

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Dharma Talks

Everyday Buddhahood: Caregiving as Dharma Practice

When we raise children, assist our aging parents, or tend to a sick friend, caregiving offers an opportunity to transform our interactions with others into part of the Buddhist path. In this series, Repa Dorje Odzer…

By Justin von Bujdoss

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