Chi Tawa Chi Cho | Outer Instruction: The View of Dzogchen

with Tempa Dukte Lama and Geshe Tsewang Ngodup Rinpoche

Saturday, August 3rd – Sunday, August 4th, 2024

Saturday’s Teaching Hours:

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST


2:00 – 4:00 PM EST

Sunday’s Teaching Hours:

9:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Registered participants will receive the recording after the teaching.

The teaching will be taught in English. Simultaneous translation will be available in Spanish and French. Please check back for updates!

Tempa Dukte Lama and Geshe Tsewang Ngodup Rinpoche will explain the heart essence of the Dzogchen view according to Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud. The reason why we have to understand the Dzogchen view first before engaging in practice is that the view is like a palace.

By understanding the view of Dzogchen we will be able to stabilize the practice of Trek Cho. Trek Cho means “cutting through”. It is the practice of open presence, also called great non-action, through which we cut through the rigidity of delusion. Stabilizing Trek Cho will give us the power of control over our mind. It is the practice of maintaining the spontaneous presence of intrinsic awareness in its genuine naked state without any mental fabrication or modification.

About Tempa Dukte Lama

Tempa Lama is an ordained lama of the Tibetan Bon tradition. He is the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bon Center and Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, where he works to make the ancient Bon wisdom teachings available and accessible in the West. He is an artist, poet, and author of seven books. Tempa Lama studied at Menri Monastery, India, from the age of six under the close guidance of the late H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, the worldwide spiritual head of the Bon tradition until 2017. Tempa Lama has lived in the US since 2000 and teaches internationally, helping people bring a practice of healing and happiness into their lives.

About Geshe Tsewang Ngodup Rinpoche

Geshe Tsewang Ngodup Rinpoche is the abbot of Pal Samten Due Dul Wosel Ling Monastery in Humla, Nepal, and the first Geshe in the Yungdrung Bon tradition from Humla. Rinpoche studied at Menri Monastery, India, from 1992. In 1998 he enrolled in the Bon Dialectic School at Menri where he studied the three Bon Paths of Liberation, Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen. He was awarded the Geshe degree at Menri in 2014. On March 8th, 2023, the auspicious birth anniversary of Buddha Tonpa Shenrab, he was enthroned as the abbot of Pal Samten Due Dul Wosel Ling Monastery with the blessing of His Holiness 34th Menri Trizin Rinpoche and His Eminence Menri Ponlop Yangton Thinley Nyima Rinpoche. Rinpoche has served as Secretary of the Bon Dialectic School, Vice-president of the Bon Dialectic School, leader of the Menri Mask Dance, and General Treasurer of the Yungdrung Bon Monastic Center. He is currently serving as General Secretary at the Yungdrung Bon Monastic Centre.

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