Ancient Tibetan Thrul Khor Yoga Retreat

With Tempa Dukte Lama and Geshe Chhembel Gurung
Saturday July 8, 9:30am-5pm and Sunday July 9, 10am-1pm
Venue: Olmo Ling Center, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217


Join us for a special weekend Workshop on the ancient Tibetan Yoga practice of Thrul Khor. Thrul Khor means “the magical wheel” or “wheel of miracles”. Tempa Lama and Geshe Chhembel Gurung will teach and give instructions from the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud transmission of Thrul Khor.

Thrul Khor practice is the training of harmonizing our body, mind and energy. The harmonious state of our being is a manifestation of joy, peace and prosperity of our body, mind and energy. This state manifests when we clear obstacles, obscurations and blockages of our energy, as well as blockages of mental clarity and wisdom due to agitation, dullness and drowsiness. Thrul Khor utilizes gentle physical movement, breathing and visualization to clear our mind so that we can abide in natural clarity and insight. Through this yogic practice we can transform conditioning that causes disturbances and imbalances in the three humors of wind, bile and phlegm and thus maintain a healthy body.

The focus of this yogic training will be on building mental stability and awareness and improving the circulation of the vital breath, supported by gentle physical movement.


Workshop fee: 108 (Olmo Ling members), $120 (non-members). Consider becoming a member today to pledge your sustained support for Olmo Ling and receive the discounted rate and other benefits. If you are unable to pay the full fee and would like to request a scholarship, please email us at or call us at 412 904 1112. To register, please use the button below, or send us a check marked “Thrul Khor workshop”.


Workshop faculty

Tempa Dukte Lama is an ordained Tibetan Bon lama and the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bon Center and Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. He is an artist, poet and author of Journey into Buddhahood, Heart Drop of the Loving Mother, Inexhaustible Miracles and The Intimate Mind. Tempa Lama trained in Menri Monastery, India, from the age of six under the close guidance of H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, the world-wide spiritual leader of Bon. He has lived in the US since 2000 and teaches internationally, helping people bring a practice of compassion, healing, and happiness into their lives.

Geshe Chhembel Gurung holds a Geshe degree from Triten Norbutse Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. After completing his Geshe degree he was appointed as Tsa Dzen Lopon (special teacher) of the Bon Dialectic School at Triten Norbutse. He also served as president and as treasurer of the Dialectic School for one year.


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