Welcome to Olmo Ling
Olmo Ling is a religious educational non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the ancient teachings of the Bon tradition of Tibet and making them available and accessible to lay practitioners.
Olmo Ling offers weekly meditation practice and teachings, prayers, meditation instruction and private interviews, and a study program that includes regular retreats with Tempa Dukte Lama and visiting lamas of the Bon tradition.
Next meeting of Olmo Ling Youth Sangha ages 0-7 on Sat. Dec 7, 10-11am
Led by Courtney and Tempa Lama at Olmo Ling temple. Please RSVP to Courtney at email@example.com by Thursday Dec. 5. Courtney will lead the “bear breath” meditation which teaches young children to be mindful of their breathing by watching a stuffed animal on their belly. The children are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal for this meditation. Read more about the Olmo Ling Youth Sangha here.
Book talk and silent auction at Christine Frechard GallerySaturday, Dec. 14, 6-8 pm
Christine Frechard Gallery
5871 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Suggested donation $5 to support Olmo Ling Center
The Journey into Buddhahood is the practice of attaining complete awakening. Whether we experience happiness or suffering depends on the way we perceive reality. The basis of our experience is the mind. This recognition motivates us to look for a path that not only offers temporary respite from suffering, but that enables us to completely free ourselves and all beings. When we first have this thought of helping all beings without distinction, we enter the Journey into Buddhahood.
We are pleased to offer a special Silent Auction following the book talk with Tempa Lama. The Silent Auction will feature stunning and colorful Tibetan calligraphy by Tempa Lama and Tibetan handcraft. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the nuns, monks, and orphans at Menri Monastery, India.Read more about Journey into Buddhahood here. Purchase Journey into Buddhahood at our online store here.
Olmo Ling will be closed for the Holidays December 24-30
Olmo Ling will be closed from December 24 – December 30 for the Holidays.
Join us for prayers and a special talk by Tempa Lama on New Year’s Eve
We invite you to join us as for prayers and a special talk by Tempa Lama on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday December 31st at 7pm. We will pray together to clear obstacles for this coming year and for the happiness, health, and prosperity of everyone in the community and in our families. Tempa Lama will offer a talk to begin this near year 2014. You are invited to bring a snack or small dish to share if you wish.
All are welcome to this free event, including children of all ages. We are very grateful for donations to help us maintain our temple.Time and venue: Olmo Ling temple, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Tues. December 31, 7pm-8:30pm.
Bon Dzogchen Teachings with Nyima Dakpa RinpocheFri. Jan 24, 7-8:45pm, Sat. Jan 25, 9:30am-5pm, Sun. Jan 26, 10am-1pm at Olmo Ling temple
Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche will offer the first part of a special teaching on The Heartdrops of Dharmakaya. This first part initiates one into the Dzogchen practice as taught by Shardza Rinpoche. The Heartdrops of Dharmakaya is a personal instruction on Bon Dzogchen practice given by Bon master Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen to his students. The Bon Dzogchen teachings are the highest teachings of Bon as they offer instructions on how to recognize the true nature of the mind and stabilize this recognition.
Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche is the author of Opening the Door to Bon and the abbot and lineage holder of the La Tri Monastery in Kham/Dege, Eastern Tibet.
Join us for this very special trip. Tempa Lama, resident teacher at Olmo Ling Bon Center, will guide am 11-day spiritual trip to Menri Monastery, India. Located in the mountains of Northern India, Menri Monastery is the main monastic center of the Tibetan Bon tradition in exile. About 500 monks and nuns lead monastic lives of practice, study, and service at Menri. The Bon Dialectic School at Menri offers the opportunity for both monks and nuns to study toward the Bon Geshe (Doctor of Philosophy) degree. Tempa Lama was trained and educated at Menri from a very young age under the care of His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizin, the spiritual head of Bon and abbot of Menri. Tempa Lama will accompany this trip from beginning to end.here or mail us a donation.
With Tempa Dukte Lama and Clinic Team Leaders Heidi Harding, LAc. & Tim Aitken, LAc.September 26 – October 8, 2014
The Humla district of Nepal is one of the world’s most remote areas. A land of incredible natural beauty and rich cultural diversity, the people of Humla have faced many challenges entering into the modern era. A lack of health care and education has created a cycle of poverty in many of the villages, making Humla one of the poorest districts in all of Nepal.
This unique trip offers the opportunity for doctors, nurses, acupuncturists, herbalists, chiropractors, massage therapists and lay people to share their wisdom and compassion through the delivery of no-cost, high quality health care. In mobile village clinics we will offer treatment to patients from the surrounding areas. Tempa Lama will support the group through daily teachings and meditation practices on wisdom and compassion in action from the Bon spiritual teachings of Sherab Jamma, the female Buddha of wisdom and love.Read more….
Yeshe Walmo Sculpture by William Rock
We are pleased to announce this historic sculpture of Yeshe Walmo created by artist William Rock in a Limited Edition of 50 units, is now available for purchase at our Olmo Ling Bookstore.
As far as is known, no other sculpture of Yeshe Walmo, the Tibetan Bon deity of healing and protection, exists. This historic endeavor represents the first time ever a Western sculptor has been engaged in this way by the Tibetan Bon tradition, and possibly in Tibetan Buddhism in general.
William Rock’s sculpture of Yeshe Walmo has been acknowledged as authentic by His Holiness The 33rd Menri Trizin, the worldwide spiritual leader of Tibetan Bon.
Read more and purchase here.
Visit the 2013 Olmo Ling Schedule of Retreats & Events here.
By Tempa Dukte Lama
Foreword by H.E. Menri Lopon. The Journey into Buddhahood is the practice of realizing the true nature of reality. We enter this journey when we first have the thought of helping all beings without distinction.
This is the first time that the Bon teachings on the Paths and Stages of compassionate beings are written in English or any other Western language. This book is like the rain coming at the right time and place. It will be of great benefit to all aspiring beings.
- His Eminence Menri Lopon Rinpoche.
Read more here and order your copy of Journey into Buddhahood from our store here.
The Ten Perfections on the Path of Compassionate Beings
By Tempa Dukte Lama
Foreword by Roshi Joan Halifax.
This practice is the basis of all Bon teachings. A valuable book, of great benefit for all readers to bring them, and all beings, to peace and compassion.
Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche, author of “Opening the Door to Bon”. Read more here
Order your copy of Inexhaustible Miracles from our online store here
The Intimate Mind
Illuminating Emotion and Transformation
By Tempa Dukte Lama
Foreword by H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin
When the wonders of the mind
Abide in the open heart
The Intimate Mind shines forth.
Order your copy of The Intimate Mind from our online store here.