The Bon Practice of the Five Elements

Pittsburgh, PA with Khenpo Ratsa Geshe Tenzin Dargye
Public talk: Friday Jan. 18, 7-8:30pm
Weekend Retreat: Saturday, Jan. 19, 9:30am-5pm & Sunday Jan. 20, 10am-1pm

We are excited that Khenpo Ratsa Geshe Tenzin Dargye will return to Pittsburgh this coming January to continue and expand his teachings on the ancient and powerful Bon practice of the five elements. This teaching is suitable both for people who have not received teachings on the Five Elements before and those who attended last year’s teachings and would like to deepen their practice, knowledge and experience of the Five Elements.

According to Tibetan Bon, our bodies are made out of the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and space. During this weekend teaching Khenpo will teach the meditation and visualization practice for each element. He will explain the role of the five elements for our human existence and their relationship with our body.

Each element relates to one of the major organs: the earth to the spleen, water to the kidneys, fire to the liver, air to the lungs, and space to the heart. Each element also relates to one of the five core afflictions of ignorance, desire-attachment, hatred-anger, jealousy and pride.

Khenpo will explain the benefits of this practice and how we can use it to strengthen our health and our energy and clear the five afflictions. He will also explain how we can use this practice to strengthen the ‘La’ or soul.

In Tibetan Bon, the La supports the body like a pillar supporting a house. The Five Elements Practice is a powerful pathway for strengthening the La.

Khenpo Ratsa Tenzin Dargye is the abbot of Dhorpatan Bon monastery in Nepal. He holds a Geshe degree (doctor of philosophy) from Menri Monastery. Khenpo’s extensive knowledge, his kindness and his wonderful sense of humor have been of great benefit to the Olmo Ling community during his previous visits, and we are very happy to welcome him back this year!

Early Bird Registration through Tuesday, Jan. 8: Olmo Ling Members: $100.00 Non-members: $110.00
Registration From Wednesday, Jan. 9: Olmo Ling Members: $117.00 Non-members: $130.00

Proceeds from these teachings will support Khenpo’s monastery in Nepal.
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