Lu Chod Homi Gyatso Ritual Retreat

with Geshe Nyima Kunkyap Rinpoche and Tempa Dukte Lama

Saturday, March 14, 9:30am-5pm, Sunday, March, 15, 10am-1pm

Olmo Ling Center & Institute, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217

Join us for this special Retreat on a powerful ancient Bon practice that is rarely offered in the West.

Tibetan Bon lamas Geshe Murig Nyima Kunkyap Rinpoche and Tempa Lama will perform the ancient Tibetan Bon ritual called “Offering the Ocean of Milk to the Lu (Naga) Spirits for Healing and Prosperity”. They will also offer explanations and teachings on this ritual practice.

We live in this beautiful city of Pittsburgh with three great rivers and we share this earth and the water body with many other living beings as well as many spirits. Harmony between us and the spirits will bring prosperity, longevity, and happiness into our lives. Sometimes our actions affect and threaten other beings and spirits and this brings misfortune, illness, and natural calamities. Through this ritual practice we cultivate harmony between us and the Lu spirits, thereby bringing prosperity, longevity and happiness into our lives and the lives of our family and friends.

Sponsoring the prayer ceremony for this ritual
We offer the opportunity for anyone to sponsor the ritual prayers for the wellbeing and benefit of their family and friends. If you would like to contribute to sponsoring the ritual prayers conducted by Geshe Nyima Kunkyap and Tempa Lama, please contact the Olmo Ling office (

Geshe Murig Nyima Kunkyap Rinpoche is a master of Sutra, Tantra and Dogchen of Bon tradition. He is the founder of Dolpo Bon Society and the Nepal Bon Religion Association. He is also the head lama of the Nepal Bon Religion Association of Nepal and the Dolpa Youngdrung Committee, which was founded by him. Rinpoche received his Geshe degree (doctor of philosophy) in 1994 from HH 33rd Menri Trizin after many years of studying major philosophical text as well as studying the sciences of Astrology, Astronomy, Poetry, Tibetan language and literature, measurement of Mandala, Thanka painting and stupa, ritual instruments, and performing ritual offerings.

For many years, Rinpoche has been constantly engaged in teaching, dialogue and writing. Rinpoche has traveled widely abroad, giving teachings on preliminary practices, practice of mantra, ritual offering (for the accomplishment of good fortune), Astrology, Astronomy and Horoscope in the USA, Mexico, India and Russia. He previously served as lecturer and head of department at the Bonpo Department, Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, India. He has also served as the president of the Nepal Bon Welfare Committee, chanting master at Menri Monastery, and vice-president of the Nepal Bon Buddhist Federation.

Tempa Dukte Lama is an ordained Tibetan Bon lama and the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bon Center in Pittsburgh, PA, a Tibetan Bon Center affiliated with Menri Monastery, India. He is an artist, poet, and the author of The Intimate Mind and Inexhaustible Miracles. Tempa Lama trained in Menri Monastery, India, from the age of six under the close guidance of H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, the spiritual head of the Bon tradition. He has lived in the US since 2000 and teaches internationally, helping people bring a practice of compassion, healing and happiness into their lives.

Late registrations (from Friday March 13, 6pm), please contact the Olmo Ling office to register.
Retreat costs through Tues. March 3: $108 (Olmo Ling members), $120 (non-members). From March 4: $125 (members), $137 (non-members).

One-day only option: We offer the option to attend for one day only for $50. The lamas plan to conduct most of the ritual on Saturday and offer teachings on its meaning. On Sunday the blessing and empowerment of the ritual will be given. For the one-day option, use the registration button and select either Saturday or Sunday in the pull-down box of registration options.

Registration at the door is also possible (seats permitting). No one is turned away for lack of funds; please contact us at for a scholarship.

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