Bon Dzogchen Teaching

Pittsburgh, PA with Menri Ponlob Rinpoche
Public Talk, Friday April 16, 7-9pm
Weekend Retreat: Saturday April 17 9:30am-5pm and Sunday April 18 10am-1pm

The talk on Friday is open to all and registration is not necessary.

Last year Ponlob Rinpoche gave the complete teachings and instruction on the practice of the Dzogchen Preliminary practices from the oral transmission tradition of Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud.

We are very happy that Ponlob Rinpoche will return this year to give teachings and instructions on the second phase of Dzogchen practice, called the Actual Practice “Khregs Chod” in a two-day Retreat. Khregs Chod means cutting through. Through this practice we cut through the layers of karmic traces that obscure the nature of the mind – “kadak”, our primordial purity. When we cut through the obstacles and obscurations, the natural state of the mind is revealed. Having being introduced to the natural state enables us to reconnect with it so that we can remain continuously in that state without distraction.

Rinpoche will give teachings and guide us through the actual practice of Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud Dzogchen according to the Instruction Manual written by the 13th century Bon Dzogchen Master Druton Gyalwa Yungdrung.

This practice has three phases. In the beginning phase, the practice is to get hold of the mind. In the middle phase, mindfulness is stabilized. In the final phase, spontaneous awareness manifests. Rinpoche will explain the importance of each of these three phases and give instructions on how to develop the practice of each phase.

Menri Ponlob Thrinley Nyima Rinpoche is the head teacher of Menri monastery and the founder and spiritual director of Dzogchen Wodsel Ling

Venue: Olmo Ling Center, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217

To attend this program, it is not necessary to have attended last year’s teachings with Ponlob Rinpoche. Space is filling up quickly – we only have a few spaces left. You can register in one of the following ways:
  • Online (pay via Paypal or by check)
  • By mail: send a check payable to “Olmoling” and your contact details to: Olmoling, 1101 Greenfield, Pittsburgh PA 15217
  • On the phone; pay by credit card.

Requested donation for the Retreat including the talk on Friday: $110 (Olmo Ling members), $125 (non-members).
Suggested donation for the talk only: $10. The talk on Friday is open to all and registration is not necessary.

To benefit from the membership discount, please pay by check or call us to pay by credit card. If you are unable to pay the full fee and would like to request a scholarship, please send an email or call Iris at 412 904 1112.

If you are coming from outside Pittsburgh and need accommodation, we recommend one of the following:
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