Six Lamps Teaching
Four-Day Retreat
May 25-28, 2018  West Cornwall, CT

Suzanne Bird, Retreat Manager

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

E-mail: suzanne@bonshenling.org 

Early-bird rates through Feb. 24, 2018
Prices are all-inclusive per person 

Non Member
$550  single room
$500 suite room shared 
$430  double room shared

Supporting Member
$525  single room
$475  suite room shared
$410  double room shared

Sustaining Member
$495  single room
$450  suite room shared
$390  double room shared

MEMBER RATES  If you are not a member, we welcome 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

The Six Lamps is one of the most important Bon Dzogchen teachings, guiding the student to a direct experience of the luminous self-awareness that is the nature of mind.   The practice of the Six Lamps starts with a meditative introduction to our own inner light, then progressively helps us to clearly discriminate between our ordinary mind and our wisdom mind.  As we come to realize that all arising phenomena ultimately manifest from our pure wisdom mind, this journey of the Six Lamps is a powerful path to self-liberation.

The Six Lamps:

·      Lamp of the essential point of the abiding presence of the primordial base, and the recognition of the arising of self-awareness from within this luminous expanse.

·      Lamp of the essential point of where the primordial base and internal arising of self-awareness are situated.

·      Lamp of the essential point of the path for the unimpeded arising of transcendent, penetrating wisdom awareness. 

·      Lamp of the essential point of the door through which the visions of pure awareness come forth.

·      Lamp of the essential point of how to directly ascertain the wisdom of the three bodies.

·      Lamp of the essential point of the bardo moment when delusion and realization, samsara and liberation, intertwine and diverge.

This remarkable teaching can be of great benefit to all seeking the true nature of mind through self-liberation.  Chongtul Rinpoche’s sharing of this ancient, transformative wisdom is an extraordinary opportunity to receive this teaching from a contemporary Dzogchen master.


Dates: Friday, May 25, 2018 (check-in at 4pm) through Monday, May 28, 2018 (check out at 11am). Please make arrangements with the retreat manager if you plan to arrive later than the check-in period. If you need lodging at the venue before or after the retreat, we can arrange it for you.

Venue: Trinity Retreat Center, 79 Lower River Road, West Cornwall, Connecticut. The retreat center webpage is located here.

Rooms: All rooms have a private bath, and linens, towels and soap are provided. Handicap accessible rooms are available upon request.

Single rooms have one king bed. There is a limited number of single rooms available; please contact the Retreat Manager for availability and to reserve a room.

Suite rooms are larger with more room and better views. There are a limited number of suites available which will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting the Retreat Manager. 

Double rooms have either one king bed or two twin beds. If you know whom you would like to share a room with, please write his/her name in the comments section of the registration form, and indicate whether you prefer one king bed or two twin beds. Couples wishing to share a room should each register for the double room option.

Registration: Early-bird registration is a savings of $75 and continues on a space-available basis through Feb. 24, 2018. After Feb. 24, 2018, retreat prices will increase and the regular registration period will continue through the final registration deadline of Apr. 24, 2018. Rooms at the retreat center are not guaranteed until payment in full has been received.

Each person attending the retreat should fill out a registration form even if his/her retreat fee is paid by someone else.

Meals: All meals include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrees. We regret that we will not be able to accommodate vegan, gluten free or any other special dietary requests.


10% admin fee for cancellations through Feb. 24, 2018.
50% refund for cancellations through Mar. 24, 2018.
No refund available beginning Apr. 24, 2018.

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.