The Secret Aspects of the Mind - from the Dzogchen Oral Tradition of Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud

With Geshe Nyima Dhondup, abbot of the Bon Dialectic School at Menri

Weekend teaching: Saturday February 16, 9:30am-5pm and Sunday February 17, 9:30am-1pm

Introductory evening talk: Friday February 15, 7-8:30pm

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

We are honored to be hosting the abbot of the Bon Dialectic School at Menri Monastery, Geshe Nyima Dhondup Rinpoche here at Olmo Ling Bon Center & Institute. In this special weekend retreat, Rinpoche will give a teaching on the secret aspects of the mind from the Dzogchen Oral Tradition of Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyud. The Dzogchen teachings are the highest teachings of Bon as they reveal the true nature of the mind.

Rinpoche says: “Knowing ourselves is wisdom. When the mind becomes our power, we are a true practitioner. The mind is the essence of everything. All bliss is perfected in the stream of our mind. Thus, there is nothing beyond the mind. If we know the secret aspect of the mind, we will truly abide in the Great Bliss. Hence, the inexhaustible bliss of mind and body is experienced and we transcend pain and suffering forever. If we truly wish to see the sunrise of joy, then we need to listen to the ultimate path of Dzogchen.”

About Geshe Nyima Dhondup Rinpoche

Geshe Nyima Dhondup is the abbot of the Bon Dialectic School at Menri Monastery, India. He received novice ordination from His Holiness the late 33rd Menri Trizin, Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, and His Eminence Menri Ponlop Yangton Thinley Nyima Rinpoche in 1992 upon entering the Bon Dialectic School. He completed over 15 years of study of Bon Dzogchen, Tantra, Sutra and the five major and minor sciences of Bon. He received his Geshe degree on March 15, 2006. On February 25, 2012 he was enthroned as the Menri Shedrup Khenpo, the abbot of the Bon Dialectic School at Menri. He has been teaching Bon Dzogchen, Tantra, and Sutra to the monks enrolled at the Bon Dialectic School for more than 15 years. He has been invited speaker at several major Bon and Buddhist conferences and has contributed to a number of articles for Bon-sGo, the Tibetan language periodical journal of Menri Monastery. Since 2011 he has served as the General Secretary of the Governing Council of Menri Monastery and as director of the official website of Menri. He is the author of the books Rigs sMa dGyes Pi mChod Trin “Offerings to rejoice the great scholars”, Man-ngag Lung gi Yang Zhun sTod Cha & sMad Cha “A clear oral transmission of the sacred instruction part I & 2, and Yungdrung gi Tson Dhon “Illustration on the meaning of Yungdrung”. His books cover the main philosophical teachings of the Bon tradition.

Registration and costs

Proceeds from this teaching will support Geshe Nyima Dhondup’s work on preserving the Bon teachings and making them accessible worldwide, in addition to helping us maintain Olmo Ling Bon Center & Institute and its free weekly offerings.

Friday evening talk: Donation of $10 requested.
Weekend retreat (including Friday talk): $108 Olmo Ling members, $120 non-members.

The membership rate is valid immediately upon registration as a new member. We also offer a couple rate to couples of all genders, and a student rate for full-time students at a college or university. If you require financial assistance in the form of a scholarship or work exchange, please email or call us. No one is turned away from offerings at Olmo Ling for financial reasons.

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