Heart Drop of the Loving Mother weekend retreat

YogaMari Yoga Studio, Woodstock, VT with Tempa Dukte Lama

Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite you to consider attending the upcoming online teaching on the Heart Drop of the Loving Mother with Tempa Lama instead. This teaching is offered in three sessions, Saturday April 25, May 2 and May 9, from 9:30am-12:30pm. The teaching is offered free of charge. Donations are gratefully accepted to help us maintain Olmo Ling temple during this time. Pre-registration is required.

Tempa Dukte Lama will teach the ancient Tibetan Bon meditation practice ‘Heartdrop of the Loving Mother’. The Great Loving Mother of Wisdom or Sherab Jamma is the female Buddha of love and wisdom. The Heart Drop of the Loving Mother Practice is the essence of the teachings of Sherab Jamma. This practice connects us with our primordial capacity to love and care unconditionally for one another and for ourselves. If we take some time for this practice every day, it will deeply transform us. The true quality of the Loving Mother is within us from beginningless time, and it will be there forever. Practicing the Loving Mother means that we recognize this quality within ourselves. Based on this recognition we nurture it and finally use it as a skillful means of refuge and protection for the self and others. Tempa Lama will offer the transmission of this practice and guide us in meditating on the qualities of the Loving Mother.

Tempa Lama will also share some Thrul Khor (Tibetan yoga) practices. Thrul Khor is a powerful way to harmonize our body, mind and energy. It utilizes gentle physical movement, breathing and visualization to clear our mind so that we can abide in natural clarity and insight.

Tempa Dukte 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, and co-founder of Humla Fund. He is an artist and poet and has authored five books. He is deeply dedicated to making the Bon teachings available in the West. Tempa Lama studied at Menri Monastery, India, 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.


Fees: Requested fee for the teaching: $108 (Olmo Ling members: $95). We offer a couple rate for couples of all genders. You can register online using the button below, or by sending a check marked “Vermont teaching” to Olmo Ling at 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. To pay the member rate, enroll for an Olmo Ling membership here.

For questions about the healing practice, please contact the Olmo Ling office at 412-904-1112 or bon@olmoling.org. For questions about the venue and other logistical information, please contact Moira at msmoira@verizon.net or 802-457-7180.

Nearby accommodation with discount

The Woodstocker B&B has generously offered a 40% discount for retreat participants who book both Friday and Saturday nights. There is no code – simply mention that you are attending the healing retreat with Tempa Lama.

The Woodstocker B&B
61 River Street
(802) 457-3896

No registration required

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