༄།། དབྱིངས་ཀྱི་ཡུམ་ཆེན་མོ་ཐུགས་རྗེ་བྱམས་མ་ལས་འཇིགས་པ་བརྒྱད་སྐྱོབས་ཀྱི་མ་ཡུམ་ཆེན་མོ་བརྒྱད་ཀྱི་ཉམས་ལེན།

Eight Loving Mothers Healing Teaching
Four-Day Retreat
December 7-10, 2017  Bloomfield, CT
 Registration deadline November 7, 2017

Suzanne Bird, Retreat Manager

Phone: (732) 688-6448 (10am – 8pm EST)

E-mail: suzanne@bonshenling.org 


Non Member
$500 (single dorm twin)
$575 (single dorm full)
$480 (double dorm shared full)
$665 (suite single)
$525 (suite double/shared)
$410 (commuter)

Supporting Member
$475 (single dorm twin)
$550 (single dorm full)
$460 (double dorm shared full)
$635 (suite single) 
$500 (suite double/shared)
$390 (commuter)

Sustaining Member
$450 (single dorm twin)
$525 (single dorm full)
$435 (double dorm shared full)
$600 (suite single) 
$475 (suite double/shared) 
$370 (commuter)

MEMBER RATES  If you are not a member yet, we invite you to join while registering


Check payable to: Bon Shen Ling
Mail to: Suzanne Bird
18 Society Hill Way
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

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Phone: call Retreat Manager Suzanne Bird at (732) 688-6448 with your credit card information

Chongtul Rinpoche will initiate participants into working with the primordial goddess Yum Chen Sherab Chamma, an enlightened being whose name means “The Great Wisdom Loving Mother.” Rinpoche will teach students how to deal with anxiety and negative emotions using the Bön Loving Mother Mantra. The Love and Compassion Mantra is a powerful meditation to initiate inner transformation and joy. This powerful technique can help you relieve stress and confusion by allowing compassion to bring stability to your life.
Yum Chen Sherab Chamma is the Great Loving Mother of Bon, source of peace, embodiment of love and compassion, and the Mother of all enlightenment. Sherab Chamma is the source of all love and compassion. All Bon deities come from her and she is the compassionate and wise mother of all. She holds a mirror (melong) in her left hand which reflects the purity of her heart and perfect understanding of the karma and suffering of all beings. The golden vase in her right hand contains the essence of the potential hopes, dreams and accomplishments of all who are committed to her. Her luminous golden body signifies the perfection (Dzog Ku) and dispels all obstacles and demonic forces. Sherab Chamma is available to everyone for comfort, guidance and healing.

Sherap Chamma first manifested into four directions (north, west, south, and east) from her physical body energy. Second, her speech emulated into the eight protectors for overcoming the eight fears. Third, her mind manifested into 16 protectors of self-awareness and self-knowing. Fourth, her quality and expressions transform into 32 protectors for purification and cleansing. Fifth, her passion or action energy multiplies into 52 deities of communication. Sherab Chamma is the universal perfection of the great loving mother who is encompassing the healing, protecting, and loving energy of the mother earth.


Registration/room check in begins 3-4:30pm on Thursday, Dec. 7th, followed by orientation at 4:45pm, dinner from 5-6pm, and the opening teaching session at 6:30pm. Please make arrangements with the retreat manager if you need to arrive later than the check-in period. Daily retreat sessions run from 7am to 6pm and include mealtimes and breaks. The retreat will end at 12 noon on Monday, Dec. 10th. There will be no lunch meal, however snacks are served during the closing Tsok offering ceremony of the retreat. 

The retreat venue is the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary located at 467 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, Connecticut. The retreat center webpage is located here: www.stseminary.org/index.html

Single rooms are dormitory style with a single bed, dresser, closet and desk. Dormitory and bath areas are co-ed, however all sleeping rooms are separated by doors, and bathrooms and showers in the main hallway are privately partitioned. Linens, towels and soap are provided, but participants should bring attire for walking in the main hallway between sleeping rooms and bathing areas.

Suite rooms include a private bathroom, one queen-size bed, and air conditioning unit. There are a limited number of suites available which will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Couples or roommates wishing to share a room should each register for the suite double room option. In the comments section of the registration form, please write the name of the person sharing your room. Each person attending the retreat should fill out a registration form even if his/her retreat fee is paid by someone else.

Commuter registration includes the teaching tuition and all meals. All meals include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections. We regret that we will not be able to accommodate vegan, gluten free or any other special dietary requests.

Registrations are being accepted on a space-available basis. Rooms at the retreat center are not guaranteed until payment in full has been received.


10% admin fee for cancellations through August 8, 2017
50% refund for cancellations through September 8, 2017
No refund available beginning October 8, 2017

Bon Shen Ling reserves the right to cancel programs up to 30 days prior to the event. If Bon Shen Ling cancels the event, all participants will receive a full refund of payment. In the event of program cancellation, Bon Shen Ling shall not be responsible for any losses participants may incur as a result of travel or other expenses related to the event.


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Dormitory Style with Shared Bath in Hallway

Nonmember rate - $500


Supporting Member rate - $475


Sustaining Member rate - $450


Dormitory Style with Shared Bath in Hallway

Nonmember rate - $575


Supporting Member rate - $550


Sustaining Member rate - $525


Shared 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds, Private Bath, A/C




Limited availability -

Please contact Retreat Manager






Couples/roommates share 1 full bed, hallway bath

Nonmember rate - $480


Supporting Member rate - $460


Sustaining Member rate - $435


Teaching Tuition with All Meals, No Lodging

Nonmember rate - $410


Supporting Member rate - $390


Sustaining Member rate - $370