Essence of the Three Heart Mantras of Bon and Longevity Empowerment

With H.E. Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche
Olmo Ling Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Sat. Sept 7, 9:30am-5:00pm & Sun. Sept 8, 10am-1pm

On Saturday, Menri Lopon Rinpoche will offer the teaching and transmission of the Three Heart Mantras of Bon. On Sunday, Lopon Rinpoche will offer the Empowerment for Longevity and Prosperity. This special empowerment, given by the second most revered teacher at Menri, is a precious opportunity. If you would like to register for the Longevity Empowerment only, please click here. To register for Saturday only, click here.

The Three Heart Mantras are powerful practices to awaken our mind to its innate potential of purity, non-dual awareness, and healing. Each of the three mantras is practiced traditionally as a complete practice toward liberation. These three practices are also part of the Bon Ngondro or preliminary practices that open our mind and heart toward the higher practices of Tantra and Dzogchen. Lopon Rinpoche will offer teachings, instructions on the practice of the Three Heart Mantras, and guide us through the practice of each mantra.

Du Tri Su is a powerful mantra for healing and the transformation of suffering. It strengthens our vital energy and clears obstacles in our own life and in the lives of others.

Through the practice of Ma Tri we clear the suffering of the six realms and transform the afflictions of ignorance, anger-hatred, desire-attachment, jealousy, envy, and pride into wisdom.

The practice of Sa Le Od is the meditation on the nature of the mind. It helps us to reconnect with this pure nature and abide in non-dual awareness.

Menri Lopon Thrinley Nyima Rinpoche is the head teacher of Menri monastery, the main monastery of Bon in Dolanji, India. The head teacher at Menri is the second most revered teacher after the abbot, His Holiness Menri Trizin. As the head teacher, Rinpoche is responsible for the training of all students at the Menri Dialectic School. Rinpoche earned his Geshe doctoral degree from Menri in 1989. He is the founder and spiritual director of Dzogchen Wodsel Ling in Los Angeles, California. He teaches regularly on the three Bon Paths of Liberation, Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen, in the United States and Europe.

Registration and costs:

Proceeds from both events will benefit Lopon Rinpoche’s projects in addition to supporting Olmo Ling. Teaching costs through Tues. Aug. 20: $100 (Olmo Ling members), $110 (non-members). From Aug 21: $117 (members), $130 (non-members). No one is turned away for lack of funds; please contact Trish at or 412-904-1112 well in advance for work exchange/scholarship arrangements.

If you have questions, have difficulties registering or would like to register on the phone, please contact Trish at or 412 904 1112. Late registrations (after Friday 6pm), please email the Olmo Ling office or register at the door.

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