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In a modern world that has become increasingly busy and stressful, the ancient tradition of meditation is finding popularity again as a remedy that brings balance, health and happiness.

The ancient Tibetan YungDrung Bön Buddhist tradition is Tibet's oldest spiritual tradition. It is a spiritual practice that predates Buddhism but merged with it upon the arrival of Padmasambava to Tibet.  For centuries the Bön dzogchen teachings were kept secret, accessible only to a very few.

In this transformational course taught by meditation master and Tibetan Lama, Geshe YongDong, you will learn the history of Tibetan Bön Buddhism, the foundations and purpose of meditation, the philosophy of the mind, and how to build a strong practice to transform your life. You will also learn how to teach an effective meditation class. Join us on this journey from the mind to the heart.

THIS MODULE CAN BE TAKEN IN STUDIO OR VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM. IN STUDIO SPOTS ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE CONTACT US TO LET US KNOW WHICH OPTION YOU PREFER. Geshla will be teaching in studio at YogaMcc the first weekend and will be teaching from his home in BC on the second weekend. Students are welcome to come into the studio both weekends. 


  • Introduction

    • Geshe YongDong – history, experience, life in the
      monastery, meditation masters, transmission

    • of teachings

    • Bon Lineage and connections to Buddhism

    • Meditation according to Tibetan Bon Buddhism

  • Why we meditate

    • Freedom from the five negative emotions

    • Freedom from suffering. What is suffering?

    • Four Types of physical suffering

    • Three Types of mental suffering

    • Four Types of fear suffering

    • To liberate one's own consciousness

    • Brings on the four immeasurables

    • To discover your true nature

    • Other benefits- psychological, social, health, spiritual, performance

  • Nature of Mind

    • The two distractions

    • The two antidotes

    • The two states of mind

    • Ego

    • Letting go of attachment

  • How to meditate

    • Preparations

    • Breathing Purifications

    • Types of meditation

  • Methods

    • Meditation with object/ calm abiding meditation

    • Meditation without object

    • Signs of meditation

    • Mindfulness

    • Daily meditation Practice: Creating a foundation

    • Practice!

  • How to teach meditation

    • Teaching Foundations

    • Qualities of a teacher

    • Teacher responsibilities

    • Different capacities of students

    • Qualities of a student

    • Student Responsibilities

    • Tools for teaching

    • Practice!

    • Time for questions and answers with Lama Geshe YongDong


Learning is experiential as well as conceptual. In this training you will learn the history of Tibetan Bön Buddhism, the foundations and purpose of meditation, the philosophy of the mind, and how to build a strong practice to transform your life. You will also learn how to teach an effective meditation class.

The format will include a balance of lecture, practice, and informal conversation and mentorship.

To help deepen the practice the following will be offered:

  • A YogaMCC Teacher Training Manual

  • Recommended readings and a reading assignment

  • Homework including a 28 day dedicated personal practice

  • Personal Practice Journal

  • Group process web calls with teachers


Calm Breath, Calm Mind by Lama Geshe YongDong


A Certificate of Completion for the 50 Hr Tibetan Bön Buddhism Module

This course will count toward your 200 Hr or 300 Hr YogaMCC Meditation Teacher Training.


Lama Geshe YongDong

Geshe YongDong is a Tibetan Lama (spiritual teacher) and master of meditation. He was born in Tibet and studied Tibetan Bon Buddhism for over eleven years. He became a Geshe (Doctor of Divinity) at the largest Bon Monastery in Tibet in 1992. He has received teachings and empowerments from the great spiritual leaders  H.H. The Dalai Lama, H.H. Menri Trizin,  and many other respected masters. He has been teaching in many centres and universities around the world for over twenty years. He is the Founder and spiritual director of Sherab Chamma Ling in Courtenay BC the only Tibetan Bon Buddhism Centre in Canada. He has also founded Bon Da Ling in Costa Rica. He is Vice President of the International Tibetan Non-sectarian Buddhism Organization and has published several books both in Tibetan and English.


Friday, May 6, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, May 7, 9
:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday, May 8, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday, June 3, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 4, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Sunday, June 5, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm


50 Hour Module: $800

PAYMENT PLAN: Pay a $300 deposit, then pay the remainder before or on the first day of class. Email for payment plan.

Register for the entire 300 Hour YogaMCC Meditation Teacher Training for the best value.

CLICK HERE for more information on the YogaMCC Meditation Teacher Training.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds (minus a $300 Administration Fee) are available up to 14 days before the starting date. Send your written cancellation notification to No refunds on or after the course begins. Deposits are non-refundable.