Retreats

sherab_jammaweb2Tempa Dukte Lama
Heart Drop of the Loving Mother
Saturday, July 22 from 9am – 5pm
Sunday, July 23 from 10am – 1pm

Tempa Lama will teach the Heartdrop of Sherab Jamma, the female Buddha of love and wisdom, or ‘Loving Mother of Wisdom’. Sherab Jamma is one of the four ‘Transcendental Lords’ of Bon and the highest deity of the Bon tradition. This ancient Bon healing practice opens us to our innate potential of love, compassion, wisdom and healing.

The Retreat is for all who would like to deepen their spiritual practice and for all who are interested in healing and the Bon healing tradition, including people who personally need healing or are working with others who are ill.

Tempa Dukte Lama is an ordained Tibetan Bon lama. He is the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bon Center and Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, and co-founder of Humla Fund. Tempa Lama is an artist and poet and author of four books, Heart Drop of the Loving Mother (2014), Journey into Buddhahood (2013), Inexhaustible Miracles (2011) and The Intimate Mind (2011). Tempa Lama has studied the Bon wisdom teachings, practices, and rituals in Menri Monastery, India, from the age of six under the close guidance of H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin, the spiritual head of the Bon tradition. Tempa Lama is dedicated to making the ancient teachings of Bon available and accessible in the West, helping people bring a practice of compassion, healing and happiness into their lives.

Tempa Lama will explain these practices and give the transmission.

Weekend Rate: $195.00*
*Rates include lunch and snacks

Retreat Schedule:
Saturday, July 22

8:00 – 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 – 9:30 am: Opening Remarks
9:30 – 12:30 am: Practice
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 pm: Practice
3:30 – 4:00 pm: Tea/Snack Break
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Practice

Sunday, July 23
9:00 – 10:00 am: Arrival
10:00 – 12:00 am: Practice
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Transmission
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Lunch and Farewell

Limited Seating. Make Your Online/Mail Reservation!
Send an e-mail to almayoga@yahoo.com
Mail a personal check ($195.00)* to:
Alma Yoga, LLC
151 Palm Valley Woods Drive
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
*10% discount on all retreats offered by Olmo Ling with membership
Become a Olmo Ling member: download a printable form!

tempa porrtaitPrivate meetings and divination
Thursday, July 20 and Friday July 21

Tempa Lama will be available for 15-20 minute private meetings on Friday only to discuss your meditation practice, spiritual path, health issues and any other questions that are important to you.

He will also be available to perform private Tibetan Divinations. The motivation for performing divinations must always be pure – done solely to bring relief for the suffering of all beings and not for one’s own personal gain or fame.
There is no charge. Donations appreciated.
If you are interested in meeting with Tempa Lama, please send an e-mail to: almayoga@yahoo.com. We will contact you with available schedule.

About Tibetan Divination

Since the dawn of mankind, different methods of divination, or ways to know the past, present and future, have existed in many cultures around the world. In Tibet, various systems of divination have been used for thousands of years. Since the 8th century, when Buddhism began taking root in Tibet, these divination methods were re-framed in accordance with the laws of karma and the Buddhist principles of compassionate activity to benefit beings.According to these Buddhist divination systems, when a divination is performed, the practitioner enters into a visualization practice and invokes the energies or blessings of the deity associated with that form of divination. The practitioner is not acting as an oracle who is possessed by a deity, but rather, they are communicating with the wisdom aspect of the deity’s mind, which is none other than our own deep mind.
Lamas routinely offer some form of divination as an aspect of their pastoral service.
About Tempa Dukte Lama

Tempa Dukte Lama is an ordained Tibetan Bon lama. He studied in Menri Monastery, India, from the age of six under the close, personal guidance of His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizin, the spiritual head of Bon. Tempa Lama is the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bon Center in Pittsburgh, PA. He is an artist and poet and author of three books with Olmo Ling Publications, the first Bon publishing house which he founded in 2011. Tempa Lama is dedicated to making the ancient teachings of Bon available and accessible in the West, helping people bring a practice of compassion, healing and happiness into their lives.

Some more information about retreat:
-       Parking is available in the rear of Alma Yoga. In order to accommodate everyone, make sure to park on a 45 degree angle, with just enough space between cars.
-       If you are familiar with the area, park across the street before bridge, at public Fisherman/Boaters parking area.
-       Check Revised schedule below. Please arrive prior to practice time.
-       Dress comfortably.
-       Alma Yoga is a “shoe free” environment.

To reach us:
-       Alma: (917) 697-2776

Lodging:

Solitude Inn
1670 Chamberlain Brook Road
Walton, NY 13856
2,500 square feet of living space
(3 Bedrooms ~ 2.5 Baths ~ Sleeps 8)
650 square foot wrap-around porch
More info: www.thesolitudeinn.com
Contact: info@thesolitudeinn.com
22 minutes from Alma Yoga

Hancock House Hotel
In town, walking distance from Alma Yoga.
$172.50 per night (Single King or Double Queen) / Suite $224.25, tax included. Breakfast Included.
Mention Retreat at Alma Yoga
http://newhancockhouse.com/

The Inn at Starlight Lake
10 minutes drive from Alma Yoga.
$130 Single / $145 Double, plus tax and gratuity.
Breakfast included.
Mention Retreat at Alma Yoga
http://www.innatstarlightlake.com/

Green Acres Motel
30356 NY-17, Hancock, NY 13783
$75 Queen / $85 Double, plus tax and gratuity.
(607) 467-3620
8 minutes from Alma Yoga

Eating Around Town
Hancock is a small town and some local restaurants get busy—reservations are needed at some locations!

Circle E Dinner

369 E. Front St., Hancock, NY 13783
607-637-9905
NO RESERVATIONS, CASH ONLY.

 The Maple Room

At Hancock House Hotel
137 East Front Street, Hancock, NY.
Reservations: (607) 637-7100
http://newhancockhouse.com/maplerm.htm

Confections, Coffee, Conversations

The Bakery

167 E Front St  Hancock, NY 13783
(607) 637-2253
www.thebakeryhancockny.com/

Just few miles from Hancock:

The Inn at Starlight Lake
www.innatstarlightlake.com/

289 Starlight Lake Road
Starlight, PA 18461
Reservations: (570) 798-2519