Welcome to Chamma Ling
Six Lokas Online Course Offered

Shenla Odkar
Shenla Odkar
October 26 - December 14

Ligmincha Institute is offering a seven-week online course Transforming Our Emotions Through the Six Lokas. This  educational experience is based upon 16 newly produced videos of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche exploring how each of the six realms of existance relates to our daily experiences, emotions, and relationships. Rinpoche guides meditations for each of the realms, designed to help clear our negative emotions and transform them into the enlightened qualities of love, generosity, wisdom, openness, peacefulness and compassion.

Each section of the course includes a video of Rinpoche’s teaching, Rinpoche leading a guided meditation, readings, and assignments for journal writing, discussion, formal and informal practice. The course is designed so that you may integrate study and practice into your everyday routine, learning at your own pace, yet enjoying the support of classmates, and the course mentor. To learn more please see:



Free Teaching Webcast

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche‘The Open Heart: Healing in the Dzogchen Tradition Free Webcast’
with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche & H.E. Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche

Saturday, October 12, 1 pm - 2:30 pm, Mountain time

After the very successful webcasts this summer, we are pleased to offer another free webcast in this popular series. Tenzin Rinpoche will be joined by the senior teacher from Menri Monastery, H.E. Menri Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche. Together they will discuss how meditation methods from the dzogchen tradition may be used to heal on both the emotional and physical levels. 

Real-time translation to Spanish, German, Polish, Italian, French and more available.

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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.

Community House Nearing Completion

Image In our current second stage of development of Chamma Ling we are building our Community House. 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.

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.