Chang Bu Gyatsa Chod Healing Prayer Ritual

With Geshe Yangton Lama Tashi Gyaltsen and Tempa Dukte Lama
Sunday July 9, 2017, 10am-1pm
Olmo Ling Bon Center & Institute, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Please join us to experience the healing power of the Chang Bu Gyatsa prayer ritual. Bon lamas Geshe Yangton Lama Tashi Gyaltsen and Tempa Dukte Lama will perform this special healing prayer for the benefit of our community. The Chang Bu Gyatsa prayer ritual opens the possibility of deep healing of our body, mind, and soul. The ritual has the power to clear karmic obscurations that restrict our happiness, prosperity, health and longevity, or that lead to misfortune and difficulties in our family relationships.

We human beings are constantly affected by changes in our lives, difficult relationships, illness, pain and suffering. If we cannot find a way to deal with these difficulties, we may develop fear and anxiety. The Chang Bu Gyatsa ritual prayer opens up the possibility of clearing the underlying karma so that we may experience happiness and healing. It can heal difficult physical or mental conditions that may not respond to medical treatment as expected. Sometimes our karmic conditions cause a hindrance to treatment or force us to make wrong choices that may worsen our situation instead of leading to healing. In such cases the power of ritual prayer can help find balance and open the way to new possibilities of healing, joy, and prosperity. Moreover, the Chang Bu Gyatsa ritual supports us in reconnecting with our true nature of purity and joy.

About Geshe Yangtön Lama Tashi Gyaltsen and Tempa Dukte Lama

Geshe Yangtön Lama Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche is a descendent of the esteemed Yangtön lineage whose history is closely interwoven with the history of Yungdrung Bön itself. It is said that two of Lord Tonpa Shenrap’s direct disciples were Yangtön lamas. Geshe Yangton Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche was the first member of the Yangtön lineage to receive a Geshe degree in 1986. He is also the abbot of the Yangtön monastery, Yanggon Tongdrol Phuntsok Ling, in his high-altitude home village of Tsarka in Upper Dolpo, Nepal. Geshe Yangton travels internationally to give teachings and empowerments.

Holder of the profound Yangton lineage which traces its ancestry back to Yangton Sherab Gyaltsen in the 11th century, Rinpoche has graciously agreed to offer this prayer ritual with Tempa Dukte Lama.

Tempa Dukte Lama is an ordained Tibetan Bon lama. He is the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bon Center and Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, and co-founder of Humla Fund. Tempa Lama is an artist and poet and author of four books, Heart Drop of the Loving Mother (2014), Journey into Buddhahood (2013), Inexhaustible Miracles (2011) and The Intimate Mind (2011). Tempa Lama has studied the Bon wisdom teachings, practices, and rituals in Menri Monastery, India, from the age of six under the close guidance of H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, the spiritual head of the Bon tradition. Tempa Lama has lived in the US since 2000 and teaches internationally. He is dedicated to making the ancient teachings of Bon available and accessible in the West, helping people bring a practice of compassion, healing and happiness into their lives.

Registration and opportunity to support the healing prayers

Tempa Lama would like to offer this special healing prayer ritual to as many community members as possible. We are therefore only asking for a small fee. We invite you to make an offering to the two lamas at the end of the ritual.

We also invite you to make a donation to support the healing ritual prayers. If you cannot personally attend the prayer ritual, making a donation is a wonderful opportunity to partake in the blessings and merit of this ritual. You can dedicate your donation to family members and friends in need. You can donate securely online here or mail a check marked “healing ritual” to Olmo Ling, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217. Thank you for your support!

Please note that online registration closes on Saturday July 8. You can register at the door or send us an email to reserve your seat!

Ritual cost: $22 (Olmo Ling members), $25 (non-members). Children up to age 18 attend for free. Registrations at the door will be accepted – however, seats are limited. Please contact us at if you need financial assistance or have questions about this event.

Proceeds from the prayer ritual will help us cover the costs of the prayer ritual and will then support Geshe Tashi Lama’s Yangton Monastery in the remote Himalayan region of Dolpo, Nepal, as well as Olmo Ling Bon Center. Thank you for your support!

Online registration will close Saturday evening, July 8. Space permitting we will also accept registrations at the door on Sunday morning.
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