Tummo III

Next cycle of Kusum Rangshar with Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche

Topic: Tummo
Place: Dharma Ocean Foundation,
Boulder Meditation Center
Date: May 17-19, 2019
Contact: retreats@himalayanbon.org

Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche will continue the Tummo teachings from the cycle of Kusum Rangshar (The Spontaneous Arising of the Three Bodies), one of the most important Dzogchen texts within the Bön tradition, May 17-19, 2019.

Tummo is an integral part of Dzogchen practice. By liberating our conceptual and habitual grasping and judgments, the Tummo practices lead the practitioner to the realization of the pure vision of inner light.

During this three day retreat, Rinpoche will continue from his previous teachings of the Bön Tummo practices as a supporting form for abiding in the Natural State of Mind. The focus of the forms will be on greater clarity and deeper experience of the Nature of Mind by engaging in the inherent energies of body, breath, elements, channels, chakras, and mind.

Dzogchen meditation is considered to be the highest and most profound practice in the Bön tradition. According to these teachings, the ultimate nature of mind is pure and perfect. In contrast, the occurrence of negative emotions and discursive thoughts by the conceptual mind are considered temporary and empty manifestations, devoid of inherent existence, like reflections in a mirror. Through recognition of the conceptual thinking mind and meditation in the ultimate true nature of mind, one obtains self-liberation from the bounds of hopes and fears associated with our egocentric identity.

During his previous visits to Colorado, Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche has given teachings on Trekchod, Thodgal, Sleep and Dream practice, Rushan, (special preliminary practices), Semdzin (Fixation of Mind), Semtsol (Searching of Mind), and the introduction of nature of mind according to this cycle of Kusum Rangshar.

Originally compiled by Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen (1895-1934), The Spontaneous Arising of the Three Bodies includes comprehensive teachings on Rushan, Trekchod, Thodgal, Sleep and Dream practices, Tummo, Tsalung, and Tchulen. A complete cycle of these teaching, with dedicated regular practice, leads one towards manifesting signs of true realization. Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche continues this cycle of teachings of this text until it is fully completed.
Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche is the Abbot of Triten Norbutse Monastery in Nepal and Shenten Dargye Ling in France. His teaching style honors the traditional Tibetan monastic tradition as transmitted through the lineage Bön Masters – he translates and instructs directly from the original Bön root texts.

Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, a learned scholar and accomplished meditation master, was one of the foremost luminaries of recently realized Bön masters. His literary works and instruction manuals on Dzogchen, Tantra, and Sutra are revered to this day. In 1934 Shardza Rinpoche attained the ultimate realization of Dzogchen practices by transferring his being into the Rainbow Body of Light (jalus).

Retreat Donation:
Early Registration (prior to May 1, 2019) is $210.00
Registration after May 1, 2019 is  $240.00

Dharma Ocean Foundation
7102 LaVista Place
Longmont, CO 80503

North on CO-119
Left on Monarch Rd
Left on N. 71 St.
Left on LaVista Place

Hours of Retreat:
May 17, 2019, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
May 18, 2019, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
May 19, 2019, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Parking is not available on Friday, May 17, 2019
Ride-sharing available. Bring lunch for this day’s session.

Parking is free and available on Saturday & Sunday, May 18, 19, 2019

For required registration documentation and for any other questions,  please contact us directly at retreats@himalayanbon.org.

We look forward to seeing you at the teachings!