with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
September 16 – 18, 2016, Boulder, Colorado
Dzogchen, also known as the "great perfection," is a path of self-liberation and the highest form of teaching in the Bon Buddhist tradition. For practitioners with the capacity it offers the potential for liberation during a single lifetime and within a single body. The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen is a powerful heart-essence teaching from the Tibetan Bön tradition, offering a direct introduction to the clear, open awareness of the dzogchen view as well as methods for maintaining this state.
The seven mirrors are: the heart mirror of the view, the heart mirror of the meditation, the heart mirror of the result, the heart mirror of conduct, the heart mirror that explains the pure realms and lands of samsara, the heart mirror of six-fold consummation, and the heart mirror that explains the benefit of meeting with this teaching.
With Geshe Tenzin Yangton
September 20 – 24, 2016
At Chamma Ling in Crestone, CO
According to the ancient teachings of Bön, the moment of death presents a great opportunity to achieve enlightenment. By performing the phowa meditation at the moment of passing, it is said to be possible to consciously leave the physical body and achieve complete liberation.
We are very fortunate to have Geshe Tenzin Yangton, the resident lama of Ligmincha International, to provide complete instruction and guided practice on the phowa of the Ma Gyud (Mother Tantra), the highest tantra of the Bön tradition. In this five day retreat Geshe Yangton will guide participants step by step through the process of the phowa meditation, and lead everyone in many practice sessions in which one develops the ability to move the consciousness out of the body. Everyone will have the opportunity to clarify all questions and develop confidence in their ability to apply this practice at the moment of their own transition. Geshe Yangton has a good command of English and teaches throughout North America.
with Peter May
September 8 - 14, 2016
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.
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.
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.