With Latri Khempo Dakpa Rinpoche
June 5-7, 2015
at Chamma Ling in Crestone, CO
The Phurpa is one of the five supreme deities (known as the Yidam Sekhar Chognga) of Yungdrung Bon, in the Father Tantra series. The Phurpa is the manifestation of the action aspect of the Enlightened One.
The practice of Phurpa is meant to connect us with this deity at a deep level, through meditation and receiving the power of wisdom and energy. By using the pure quality energy received from the Phurpa, a practitioner can transform and balance negative energies with the focused intensity of a thunderbolt. This most powerful energy can help us deal with negative energy of others, dissolve our own internal fears and life struggles, greatly strengthen our healing energy, and developing inner peace and self realization.
with Peter May
September 12 - 17, 2015
This is a unique opportunity to directly experience the Five Elements teachings among the high pristine alpine meadows, lakes, dunes, streams and peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Wilderness. The group led by Peter May hike into the mountains to North Crestone Lake and experience the elements directly among the high peaks over six days.
With Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
September 18-20, 2015
“The key to living fully, with joyful presence, is to relate intimately to the truth that sooner or later all life comes to an end.”
Death is inevitable and unavoidable and there is a tendency to deny our own mortality; however, this denial only serves to separate us from the vibrancy of living in the moment.
At Chamma Ling's Fall Retreat, held at the Blazing Mountain retreat center in Crestone, Colorado, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will impart knowledge from Bon Buddhist teachings that offer methods for recognizing death as a doorway to opening the heart and achieving self-realization.
Participants will engage the luminous wisdom of impermanence and the importance of resolving conflicts with others, explore their relationship to death and the dying process, and learn how to promote a more peaceful and uplifting dying process for themselves and others. Practical guidance will be offered for those who wish to assist a dying loved one physically, emotionally and spiritually.
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 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.