The Elements Practice Retreat, May 16-19

Lhari-laLhari-la Kalsang Nyima, Chamma Ling’s resident lama, will lead a small group practice retreat on the integration and balancing of the elements. Indigenous healing and spiritual traditions around the world speak of the five elements. In the Tibetan traditions these are known as space, air, fire, water, and earth, and are understood to be the underlying energies from which the physical world and our bodies, emotions and minds arise. During this retreat, Lama Lhari-la will lead practices from Tenzin Rinpoche’s book, Healing with Form, Energy, and Light: The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen. These powerful elemental practices, steeped in the ancient Bön Buddhist tradition, help us to connect with the sacred aspects of the five elements of nature both in the nature that surrounds us and within ourselves. As these connections develop, healings at the deepest levels of consciousness can naturally and spontaneously arise.

This is a wonderful opportunity to practice these sacred meditations lead by a qualified lama in a setting uniquely supportive of direct experience of the elements. This retreat will be primarily focused on practice, organized in several sessions per day. There will be numerous group practice sessions guided by Lharila, as well as solitary meditation sessions where each person connects directly to the powerful elemental energies of this sacred mountain. There will be opportunities for private interviews with our resident lama to clarify methods or questions that may arise during meditation.

People attending the retreat are encouraged to camp at our retreat center,  and tent sites will be provided at no additional cost. If tenting is not feasible it is possible to stay off site.

Registration will be limited to no more than 12 people. Meals are provided as part of the retreat. Everyone will support the community of practitioners by taking turns helping prepare meals, which keeps costs and fees low, and cultivates service for others.

To learn more of Lama Lhari-la’s training and retreats, you can consult his biography.

For off-site accommodations in Crestone:
Crestone Area Visitor Accommodations, CAVA
[email protected]
(719) 256-5210

Retreat Beginning and Conclusion: Checkin will begin at 9 a.m., May 16 and people can set up their camping areas throughout the morning. The retreat will begin at 1 p.m. We will conclude at 3 pm, May 19.

Retreat Cost: $320 - Register Online:

or $300 if also registering for the Dzogchen retreat that follows. Register Online:

Cancellation fee: $30. Online registration will be available shortly.


Contact [email protected] or (919)286-5055.