Heart Drop of the Loving Mother with Tempa Dukte Lama

Olmo Ling Bon Center, 1101 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9:30am-5pm
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 10am-5pm

Join us for this weekend teaching-retreat on the ancient Tibetan meditation practice “Heartdrop of the Loving Mother” with Olmo Ling resident lama, Tempa Dukte Lama. Tempa Lama will teach the Heartdrop of Sherab Jamma, the female Buddha of love and wisdom, or ‘Loving Mother of Wisdom’ and guide us in meditating on the Loving Mother together. Sherab Jamma is one of the four ‘Transcendental Lords’ of Bon and the highest deity of the Tibetan Bon tradition.

The Heart Drop of the Loving Mother Practice helps us connect 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.

The Retreat is both for those who are new to the Loving Mother meditation practice and for those who have learned this practice previously. Tempa Lama’s new book, Heart Drop of the Loving Mother, is devoted to the special teachings offered in this retreat. The book will be published on June 6 and is now available for discounted pre-order here.

Tempa Dukte Lama is an ordained Tibetan Bon lama and the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bon Center and Olmo Ling Publications. He is an artist, poet, and the author of Heart Drop of the Loving Mother, Journey into Buddhahood, The Intimate Mind, and Inexhaustible Miracles. Tempa Lama was born in Nepal, close to the Tibetan Border, into a family of Bon and Nyingma practitioners and healers. He trained in Menri Monastery, India, from the age of six under the close guidance of H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, the spiritual head of Bon. He has lived in the US since 2000 and teaches internationally, helping people bring a practice of compassion, healing, and happiness into their lives.


Retreat costs: $110 (non-members), $100 (Olmo Ling members).
Register securely online or contact Bonnie at the Olmo Ling office with any questions or to register on the phone: 412 904 1112 and bon@olmoling.org.

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