A Khrid  Dzogchen Training Program

Intensive Bön Atri (A Khrid) Training with Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche 2019 – 2022

Topic: Atri (A Khrid)
Place: Santa Fe, New Mexico (2020-22)
Cancelled: May 25 – June 2 
Oct 13 – 23, 2020
May 21 – 31, 2021
Nov 3 – Nov 11, 2021
May 20 – 30, 2022
Oct 29 – Nov 8, 2022

The teachings of the Bön Atri (A Khrid), one of the most important spiritual traditions of Bön, guides the practitioner through fifteen step-by-step sessions to stabilize the realization of awakened awareness of primordial wisdom.

Under the direction of Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche, participants will assemble for nine days, twice a year, four consecutive years, for intensive study and practice of this profound Bön Dzogchen teaching of spiritual development and liberation.

Participants will study this root text and apply the preliminary and main practices. The daily routine will consist of four sessions of meditation per day, the practice of the Four Generosities and one teaching session. The remaining time will be spent in study, recitation of mantras and other accumulation.

The program will enable practitioners to deepen their experience of the Atri path with daily sessions of skillful meditation sessions that integrate with their nature of mind.

  • Participants enrolling in this program will be required to commit to attending the entire four-year program.
  • All participants must remain within the boundaries of the retreat center during the program.  2020-2022 retreat sessions will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • All participants are required to adhere to the daily routine as set by the teacher.  There will be a minimum karma yoga required.
  • Correspondence with the outside world (cell/email/internet) will only take place once a week.
  • The retreat will be silent.
  • No alcohol or drugs will be allowed on the retreat premises.
  • Meals provided will be vegetarian.  Participants with health issues are free to bring their own food at their expense.

Registration for this retreat is currently closed. New applications may be considered for attendance. Please direct your inquiries or intention to participate to atri@himalayanbon.org.

Upon acceptance, the applicants will receive further information on the retreat rules, supporting documentation, fees and accommodation choices in the Retreat Centers where the sessions will be held.

The donation for our Teacher’s Outreach Projects will be $800 per session for the 2020 teachings.  The accommodation costs are determined based upon the total number of participants attending the program.