Welcome! Chamma Ling Retreat Center is a retreat and meditation center, inspired by the Tibetan Bon Buddhist Tradition, founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. We are located in Crestone, Colorado, in the beautiful Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
April 10, 11 & 12, 2015
Chamma Ling, Crestone, CO
Geshe Nyima Kunchap Rinpoche will be visiting Crestone from Dolpo, Nepal, land of ancient Zhang Zhung and Bön, continuing our series of teachings of the Red Garuda. The archetype of the person who rises above all obstacles and obscurations, transforms themselves into an eagle and soars through the sky is found in many cultures throughout the world.
The Red Garuda is an enlightened wrathful yidam and path to enlightenment. In this retreat we will explore the practices of the Red Garuda that remove all inner and outer obstacles. All of us face many obstacles in our lives, with our physical health, work, family, circumstances, energetic blocks, and obstacles that we impose upon ourselves. All of these obstacles cause harm to body, mind and soul, and can slow or block our spiritual development. Geshe Kunchap will teach a powerful wrathful ritual that will dissolve all these obstacles, both within ourselves and within others, so that we may benefit all sentient beings.
Throughout 2015, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will offer a series of monthly webcast teachings on the topic of Soul Retrieval. This yearlong course is based on Rinpoche’s upcoming book The True Source of Healing: How the Ancient Tibetan Practice of Soul Retrieval Can Transform and Enrich Your Life (Hay House, summer 2015). Each live webcast is free and open to all!
In conjunction with the webcast series, there will be a free online course hosted at LigminchaLearning.com that will include all the recordings and other related support materials from the webcast series as they are produced, as well as discussion forums for mutual support in your practice. Forum moderators will ensure that discussions are appropriate and supportive.
Our team of dedicated volunteers is working on an exciting schedule of events for 2015. While not all the details are worked out yet, we want to share what we know now so you can plan your retreat calendar. Our plans for 2015 include retreats led by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Latri Khempo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche, Geshe Denma Gyaltsen and Alejandro Chaoul.
Our sister retreat center Lishu Institute is organizing two retreats upcoming Spring and will start the 3-Year Residential Program in September 2015. Some of us have already witnessed how Lishu Institute, beautifully located in the hills near Dehradun, in Northern India, can uplift your spirit. Upcoming Spring retreats are a chance for all of us to connect to the place, to ancient wisdom, and to ourselves.
About Our Cabins
Chamma Ling of Crestone exists in order to provide a solitary retreat cabins for practitioners in the Bön tradition, as well as meditators of other spiritual traditions.
If you would like to rent a cabin, we provide all the information here to plan and apply for your retreat.
Chamma Ling is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing retreat facilities and spiritual education programs. If you would like to make a donation, you may designate it either for use for construction of retreat facilities or scholarships for people with financial needs. We will provide a end of year donation recognition letter which may be used for tax purposes. Should you have any questions about the donations process please use our Contact Us page. Your generosity makes everything Chamma Ling offers possible!