The Intimate Mind: Illuminating Emotion and Transformation

The Intimate Mind is our natural potential to provide space to let everything manifest in its own way. It is the practice of Open Presence through which we can experience the miracle of each moment. However, our divided mind creates obstacles that do not allow us to abide in this experience. Tempa Lama will talk about overcoming these obstacles through a practice of gentleness and awareness. His books “The Intimate Mind: Illuminating Emotion and Transformation” and “Inexhaustible Miracles: The Ten Perfections on the Path of Compassionate Beings” will be available for purchase and signing.

“A guide to help those on the path of awakening to understand that intimacy means allowing for the possibility to become one with the object we engage with, and that in that oneness, there are no possibilities for distraction, attachment, chaos, fear, or judgment. This is where compassion resides.”
- His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizin

Tempa Dukte Lama is an ordained Tibetan Bon lama. He is an artist, poet and writer, and the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Tibetan Bon Center in Pittsburgh, PA. He trained in Menri Monastery, India under the guidance of H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, the spiritual head of Bon. He teaches in the US and Europe on healing and other Bon practices, being with dying, meditation, and the path of compassionate beings. Olmo Ling Tibetan Bon Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the ancient Tibetan Bon teachings on liberation through the practice of wisdom and compassion, and making these teachings available and accessible in the West.

Times and locations:

  • Friday, September 2, 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Free public talk and booksigning at Olmo Ling Center, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
  • Saturday, September 24, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Public talk and booksigning, located at the NY Open Center, Room 3C, 22 E. 30th Street, New York, NY 10016. This event is not affiliated with the NY Open Center. Suggested donation $10.
  • Sunday, September 25, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Free public talk and booksigning at the Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165.
  • Thursday, October 13, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (talk begins at 7:15 PM). Free public talk and booksigning at Journeys of Life, 810 Bellefonte Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. This talk will emphasize how we can use meditation to transform obstacles and hindrances to our Buddhanature.