Yidam Empowerment from His Holiness the 34th

For the First Time, His Holiness of Bön will offer the

Yi Dham Sang Wa Drak Chen Empowerment in USA

Sand Mandala & Fire Rituals on April 29

Instruction, Practice and Empowerment on Yi Dham Sang Wa Drak Chen on April 30


On April 29, the first day of this retreat, His Holiness will bless us with opening rituals from 7 am. Monks will perform the rituals, build a Sand Mandala, make Fire offerings (Hom) for the whole day with short breaks till 7pm.  All participants will recite mantras and perform fire rituals three times a day.

On April 30, we will have a morning fire ritual and be given an empowerment of Yi Dham Sang Wa Drak Chen by His Holiness. During the empowerment we will receive instruction on recitations and chanting.

Lunch will be provided both days with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, however we apologize that we cannot accommodate any additional special dietary needs. Also, Bön Shen Ling has reserved a limited number of rooms at the nearby Holiday Inn in Chester, NY. Check in is on Friday, April 28 at 3pm, check out is by Sunday, April 30 at 11am, and hotel breakfast is included with this reservation.

Register for the event and accommodations below. For questions, please email events@bonshenling.org.

What is Yi Dham Sang Drak Chen?

Our bodies are powered by five main energy points – crown, throat, heart, solar (belly) & secret (root) – called chakra or khorlo.

As vital energy centers, each chakra indicates different qualities within us and they affect our bodies and lives. And, a different Yi Dham empowers and protects each of the five energy wheels.

Our spiritual development and happiness in life is related with our belly chakra or solar chakra which is associated with Yi Dham Wal Chen Ghe Khoe Sang Wa Drak Chen, one of the five most powerful Father Tantric Protectors.

His Holiness is offering this Yi Dham Initiation for the first time in the USA and this empowerment is a requirement for all Bön followers as this is one of the most sacred Yi Dham in the Bön Linage.

This entire scripture emanated from the belly chakra of Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche. It was practiced in Zhang Zhung and later Tonpa Shenrab brought and merged it to Mount Kailash in Zhang Zhung transmission.

Registration has been extended to accommodate 25 additional participants.

Accommodations are at the Holiday Inn Express at 2 Bryle Pl., Chester, NY 10918 and includes breakfast.
*Cancellation Policy: Refunds until March 13 incur a $50 administrative fee. No refunds after March 14, 2023.



Chongtul Rinpoche resides and teaches in NY, splitting his time between the temple in Woodside, Queens, NY and the temple/retreat center in Warwick, NY.

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