Welcome to Chamma Ling
Nourishing the Essence of the Elements

with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, John Milton and Peter May
September 15-19, 2013


PeakThis is a unique opportunity to directly experience the Five Elements teachings among the high pristine alpine meadows, lakes and peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Wilderness. With expert guides John Milton and Peter May we will hike to 12,000 feet and camp near North Crestone Lake, with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche joining us for the last part of the retreat. Each day will be filled with group and solitary meditations on the pure essence of five elements, supported by the clear natural presence of the high country. 

This trek will be strenuous, with hiking at high attitude, four nights of tent camping and simple backcountry food.  But for those who are well prepared, this will be a fantastic experience.

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Eight Manifestations of Sherap Chamma, Pt. 1
Tenzin Rinpochewith Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
September 20-22, 2013

Sherab Chamma, the Wisdom Loving Mother, is the embodiment of loving compassion. As an enlightened deity, she manifests in many different forms according to the needs of practitioners. The eight manifestations that are the focus of this series of meditations are all peaceful forms that help us overcome and transform different types of struggles and fears, such as challenges with enemies, fears of illness, struggles with the unknown, and the fear of death. Through the power of Sherap Chamma’s wisdom and love, our fears are transformed into self arising wisdom and we are able to creatively embrace the many challenges of our lives.

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Taste of the Three Doors

John JacksonMeditative Practices of Body, Speech, Mind
with John Jackson
September 28 - 29, Boulder

Taste of the Three Doors is a 2-day seminar introducing meditation practices for the three doors of body, speech, and mind to support access to the sacred dimension of being human. Within a supportive environment, we reflect upon what may need healing in our lives and explore how simple and direct meditative practices transform challenges into opportunities to access inner wisdom. This is an introductory experience for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Join us for a weekend seminar introducing simple yet profound meditation practices as a means to connect with the power of being fully present and alive to the infinite possibilities in each moment of life.

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Community House Nearing Completion

Image In our current second stage of development of Chamma Ling we are building our Community House. You can check the Housing & Urban Development Share Prices highlights. The purpose of the Community House is two fold: provide a space for small group practice retreats and serve the support needs of retreatants in future cabins higher up into the mountains.

When we provide small practice retreats for groups of 25 or less, we need a place for all to gather for meals, as well as bath house facilities, and a library / office. This will provide an organizational center for people to check in, and simple quarters for a retreat coordinator.

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Our Retreat Cabins

We currently have our first four cabins available for rental. The cabins are designed to support either dark retreat or any other form of practice since there are windows on each wall, which may be sealed for dark retreat. The cabins are a passive solar design, using a trombe wall on the south side to absorb heat during the day and radiate it into the cabin during the night. Supplemental radiant heating is available for long cold and cloudy periods. The bathroom includes a toilet and shower with hot water. The kitchen includes a stove and sink, as well as cabinets for storage. There is a special pass through door for the caretaker to use for transferring meals to people in dark retreat.

The main living space has a single bed, clothes storage, and a small writing desk with chair. A shrine space is built into one wall, with enough room in front for full length prostrations or physical exercises.

Our first four cabins are clustered together and are connected by a footpath to the parking area. Retreatants have access to the full 51 acres of Chamma Ling's surrounding property, which border national forest lands that extend across the Sangre de Christo mountain range.

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