Bon A Khrid Dzogchen Transmission
and Practice Part I
Saturday, July 28 from 9am – 5pm
Sunday, July 29 from 10am – 1pm
Join us for this special retreat to receive the first part of the transmission and instruction of the Heart Essence of the A Khrid Dzogchen teachings from Tempa Lama. This retreat is a special opportunity to attain a deeper experience of meditation and directly recognize the mind’s innate purity. The retreat will combine teachings and dialogue with time spent in contemplation to deepen our experience.
The Bön Dzogchen teachings are the highest teachings of Bön as they offer a means to directly recognize the true nature of the mind and further attain stabilization of this recognition.
The Bön A Khrid teachings consist of three retreats. This year Tempa Lama will focus on teaching the Nyoshi, the actual practice of the A Khrid Dzogchen through his vivid fresh understanding and experience.
During the following two retreats, Tempa Lama will offer instructions on how to distinguish between the ordinary mind and the true nature of the mind and how we can stabilize this recognition through the practice of klong sgom, the spontaneous presence in the natural state.
Bön has 4 distinct Dzogchen lineages:
the lineage of A Khrid,
the lineage of Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud,
the lineage of Dzogchen.
the lineage of Yetri Thasel
The present A Khrid lineage is also called the experiential Dzogchen transmission. It has been transmitted without interruption from master to student over many centuries, dating back from His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizin (who gave this teaching to Tempa Lama) to the Great Master rMe’u dGongs-mdzod (1038-1096), and before him to Tönpa Shenrab, the founding teacher of Bön.
Tempa Dukte Lama is an ordained Tibetan Bön lama. He is the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bön Center and Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, and co-founder of Humla Fund.
Tempa Lama is an artist and poet and author of four books, Heart Drop of the Loving Mother (2014), Journey into Buddhahood (2013), Inexhaustible Miracles (2011) and The Intimate Mind (2011). Tempa Lama has studied the Bon wisdom teachings, practices, and rituals in Menri Monastery, India, from the age of six under the close guidance of H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, the spiritual head of the Bon tradition. Tempa Lama is dedicated to making the ancient teachings of Bön available and accessible in the West, helping people bring a practice of compassion, healing and happiness into their lives.
Weekend Rate: $195.00*
*Rates include lunch and snacks
Saturday, July 28
8:00 – 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 – 9:30 am: Opening Remarks
9:30 – 12:30 am: Practice
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 pm: Practice
3:30 – 4:00 pm: Tea/Snack Break
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Practice
Sunday, July 29
9:00 – 10:00 am: Arrival
10:00 – 12:00 am: Practice
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Transmission
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Lunch and Farewell
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