The Meaning of Bon Symbolism

Pittsburgh, PA with Tempa Dukte Lama

Saturday February 17, 2018, 9:30am-5pm

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

In this daylong workshop, Tempa Lama will give an introduction to the Bon iconography and the symbols we use in creating a temple space. He will explain the symbolic meaning of the objects and ritual instruments at Olmo Ling temple, as well as the Thangka paintings such as the Refuge tree. He will also offer teachings on the importance of an altar, how to set up an altar, and the requirements for setting up an altar or temple.

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in learning about and understanding the symbols and sacred objects of Bon. It is suited for both those who are new to Bon as well as for senior students.


Retreat costs: $50 (non-members), $45 (Olmo Ling members); couple-rates available. Register securely online or contact the Olmo Ling office with any questions: 412 904 1112 and Consider becoming a member today to pledge your sustained support for Olmo Ling and receive the discounted rate and other benefits.

No one will be turned away from our offerings for lack of funds. Please contact our office early to ask for a scholarship or work-exchange arrangement.

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