About 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. Our Center is formally affiliated with Menri Monastery, the Mother Monastery of the Bon tradition. We have hosted His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizin, the worldwide spiritual head of Bon until 2017, for visits in 2011 and 2013, and His Holiness 34th Menri Trizin in 2019.

The Center 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.

A Refuge for Practitioners

Our weekly program offers a space of refuge; a space where people can support each other in their practice and where we can reconnect with our innate pure nature and good heart.

Bon Studies

Olmo Ling’s study program offers the Bon teachings through retreats and workshops on a variety of topics for practitioners of all ages. In order to preserve the Bon traditions for current and future practitioners, the Center publishes new and commentary texts and translations of essential Bon practices.

Bon Social Action

The Bon spiritual teachings of compassion and liberation from suffering become alive when we express them through our actions. Olmo Ling offers special training practices in the area of healing and programs in compassionate care and spiritual support for the dying.

We are currently working to establish a Project on Being with Dying, a Children and Teen Project, and a Prison Project. The Project on Being with Dying offers training programs in compassionate care for working with the dying along with spiritual help and support for the dying. The Olmo Ling Prison Project offers prisoners guided meditation instruction in ways to transform their difficulties. These training programs enable people who wish to actively help others to become a resource for them through social action inspired by the Bon teachings.


Olmo Ling temple is fully wheelchair-accessible. The entrance, the temple, bookstore, kitchen and accessible bathroom are all on one floor (ground floor level) without any steps.

Olmo Ling board

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