Sidpa Gyalmo Protector and Healing Retreat

With Tempa Dukte Lama and Geshe Chhembel Gurung

Friday March 6, 7-8:30pm, Saturday March 7, 9am-5pm with lunch break and Sunday March 8, 10am-1pm

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

Join us to experience the healing power and blessings of the ancient Tibetan healing practice of Sidpa Gyalmo and Yeshe Walmo with Tempa Lama. Sidpa Gyalmo is the chief protector of the Bon tradition. She is the fierce manifestation of the Great Loving Mother, and Yeshe Walmo is the healing manifestation. Sidpa Gyalmo embodies skillful means and transformation through the unification of awakened wisdom and compassion.

What to expect from this weekend retreat: Participants will learn
  • How to chant the invocation of Sidpa Gyalmo and Yeshe Walmo and cultivate her protective and healing energy
  • How to chant and practice the healing meditation and prepare the healing water of Sidpa Gyalmo
  • How to make the Torma offering of Sidpa Gyalmo
  • The drumming and bells for the chants

Tempa Lama will offer the transmission of the invocation of Sidpa Gyalmo and Yeshe Walmo and the Sidpa Gyalmo healing meditation practice. He will offer instructions on how we can use this powerful practice to reconnect with our innate capacity of healing and to heal our body and mind and help others heal. The healing practice of Sidpa Gyalmo encompasses the physical, emotional and mental dimensions of healing. It helps us clear both physical illness and heal our mind and feelings.

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.

Geshe Chhembel Gurung holds a Geshe degree from Triten Norbutse Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. After completing his Geshe degree he was appointed as Tsa Dzen Lopon (special teacher) of the Bon Dialectic School at Triten Norbutse. He also served as president and as treasurer of the Dialectic School for one year. Geshe Chhembel resides at Triten Norbutse Monastery and teaches regularly in the US.


Retreat fee: $89 (Olmo Ling members), $99 (non-members). A couple-rate is available for couples of all genders. Join us as a member today to immediately receive a 10% discount on Retreats at Olmo Ling. Registrations at the door will be accepted, however, seats are limited. Please contact us at if you need financial assistance or have questions about this event.

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