Prayer Requests

Olmo Ling is happy to accept prayer requests from those in the wider community who need special prayers for themselves or for their friends and family. Bon prayers and rituals can be done both for the living and for the deceased. Prayers may be requested for:

  • Prosperity
  • Happiness
  • Property blessing
  • Longevity
  • Healing
  • Soul retrieval
  • Clearing obstacles and reducing negative karma
  • Divination and astrology
  • Phowa (transference of consciousness at the time of death) and Bardo.
Tempa Dukte Lama, the resident lama at Olmo Ling, will perform the prayers at Olmo Ling Temple. Some prayer requests may also be sent to Menri Monastery.

Tempa Dukte Lama is also available for private counseling, for weddings and marriage blessings, baby blessings, and blessings for the home, office and property. He is also available for prayers during hospital and home visits.

If you wish to request a prayer, please contact us at or 412 904 1112. When making prayer requests kindly provide the following details: the name of the person who needs prayers, the situation or reason for the prayer, and the date of birth of the intended person for the prayer, including the year, so the proper prayer can be done.

Prayer requests are customarily accompanied by an offering. Donations of any size are welcome.

You can donate online with a credit card below. Alternatively, you can send a donation for a prayer request through Paypal to or you can mail us a check (Olmo Ling, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217).

Please remember to contact us by email or on the phone to explain what need you are requesting prayers for, and to give us the name and birth date of the person in need.