Shenten Dargye Ling

Yungdrung Bön

Teaching and Practice on Kusum Rangshar

April 14th to 19th - Retreat on Kusum Rangshar with Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche

For the eighth consecutive year, Khenpo Rinpoche will teach from Kusum Rangshar, which means "Natural Emergence of Three Bodies" in Tibetan. This important text was composed in the early 20th century by Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, a great master in Yungdrung Bon tradition who achieved the supreme realization.

About the text

Kusum Rangshar describes the preliminary practices preparing for the Dzogchen path and it presents various forms of techniques of meditation in the Dzogchen system, practiced to facilitate or support the meditation on the natural state of mind. This year, Khenpo Rinpoche will continue his explanation of the chapter dedicated to the yoga of inner heat - tummo, and namely the third section of it.

Tummo - yoga of the inner heat

Tummo is a set of meditation techniques and practices involving visualizations and specific breathing, based on understanding of subtle energies in our body and their functioning. This year the teaching will be focused on so called fierce breathing. The third stage of specific kind of breath applied in tummo follows after gentle breathing and intermediate breathing. It increases the inner fire or intensity of the practice.

Tummo has to be learned under the guidance of an experienced master.

It is possible to attend this retreat without having participated in previous sessions and also for newcomers to the teaching of Dzogchen. Guided sessions of meditation will be scheduled during this retreat.

Useful information


The retreat will take place at the Shenten Dargyé ling retreat center in Blou.


The nearest train station is the center Saumur. You can freely access the center by Taxi or send us an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so that we can pick you up at the station as far as we are available.


To register, simply fill out this registration form on our website:

Registration form

Upon receipt of your registration, we will send you within three days a confirmation of your registration and additional information on retirement.


Depending on your budget, different types of accommodation are available : from single room to dormitory rooms. You will find all the information on rooster accommodation rates on this page of our site.

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Visiting Shenten Dargye Ling

Outside organized retreat times, members are welcome to stay at Shenten for short personal retreats (max 3 weeks), or to join volunteers helping in the upkeep of the centre (gardening, painting, DIY etc)

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