Last summer Raven Lee and Tom Ward visited H.E Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche in France where he generously blessed the turquoise mala he is wearing in the photo to help support raising funds for Chamma Ling in Crestone. For your generous contribution of $108.00 dollars you can have one of the blessed beads of this mala on a red string and a high resolution photo of Yongdzin for printing wearing your bead. At the same time you will be helping sustain the Chamma Ling Crestone sangha's commitment to provide retreat cabins, build a teacher's cabin, and maintain the community house for spiritual education programs available to all of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's students. We gratefully welcome your donations anytime and at all levels but hope you will take advantage of this unique and wonderful opportunity.
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.
Applications in One's Personal and Professional Life
With Alejandro Choul, PhD.
September 21-23, 2015
Tibetan traditions have a unique understanding of issues at the end of life.
In this interactive workshop Dr. Alejandro Chaoul, who is faculty at the MD Anderson Cancer Center’s department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, will continue leading the Bardo practices that Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has taught over the weekend, and propose how to apply them in one’s life as well as in a professional healthcare environment. The workshop will include practices, teachings as well as vivid discussions of how to apply these deep ancient teachings in a modern western environment. This retreat will be of value to all caregivers and practitioners.
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.