Teachings on Dream Yoga from the Bon Mother Tantra

With Geshe Chongtul Rinpoche

Sat. March 28th: 9:30am-5pm and Sun, March 29th: 10am-4pm

Please note the changed retreat venue: Western Pennsylvania Family Center, 733 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

We are honored to be able to host Geshe Chongtul Rinpoche this year. Chongtul Rinpoche is a renowned reincarnated lama in the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition. Rinpoche has studied at the Bon Dialectic school of Menri Monastery from the age of 7 and has received the complete transmission and teachings of Bon Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen from the two most senior lamas of the Bon tradition. He is the founder of Bon Shen Ling: Tibetan Bon Education Fund.

In this retreat, Geshe Chongtul Rinpoche will present the fundamentals of Dream Yoga. For thousands of years, Tibetan Bon practitioners have been practicing lucid dreaming and crafting techniques to develop deep awareness during dreamtime. Dream Yoga heightens our awareness that obstacles that appear in our waking life are akin to dream images. In this way, dreaming is used as a spiritual practice to help us recognize our awakened nature of wisdom, clarity and compassion.

Recall the relief upon awakening from a nightmare. If you were being chased in the dream, you wake up liberated from a scenario dismissed as unreal. Our mind distinguishes between waking and dream states, the real and the imagined. As we recognize dream imagery to be illusions, we apply this awareness to our waking obstacles to remember that fear is false evidence appearing real. These essential Bon techniques guide you to confront the source of your perceptions to bring balance to your life.

Retreat costs: $125 for registrations on or before Tuesday March 10, $150 for registrations thereafter.

This fee covers retreat expenses and support to Chongtul Rinpoche’s work. There is a cancellation fee of $25.

If you are coming from outside Pittsburgh we recommend staying at the Shadyside Inn . The Shadyside Inn offers studio suites form $109/night. To get to the Family Center, use bus 500 which stops half a block from the hotel and just opposite the Family Center (travel time: 17 minutes). If the Shadyside Inn should be booked up, please email Iris at the Olmoling office for other possibilities.

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