Loden Nyima

Gelong Loden Nyima is a fully ordained Buddhist monk. He lived at Gampo Abbey from 2009 – 2017 where he practiced intensively, completed Shedra studies, and served in various roles including as a Shastri. He now lives at Drala Mountain Center where he serves as Resident Teacher and a founding faculty member for the Summer Seminar and other programs. He spends a portion of each year in retreat, frequently travels to continue his own dharma education, and can often be seen jogging around the land at DMC.

Upcoming Programs by Loden Nyima

Silent Meditation Intensive: The Cradle of Loving-Kindness

May 27–29, 2022

In today’s speedy world, we are all in need of kindness to ourselves. This two-day practice intensive is designed for meditators looking to take a deep dive into their practice. This weekend is spent in silence to offer ourselves space to settle, on the sacred land of Shambhala Mountain Center and with an experienced instructor. […]

Summer Seminar: Empowering the Buddha Within

Also Holly Gayley

June 1–29, 2022

We are accepting requests to attend the first two weeks of the retreat, June 1 – 15, 2022. Partial attendance requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Showing humanity the path to ending suffering and reconnecting with our natural state of freedom and openness — this was the single focus of the Buddha’s teachings. […]

Coming Home: A Retreat for Young Adults 18 – 30s

July 11–20, 2022

The Pema Chödrön Foundation in partnership with Drala Mountain Center is happy to offer a Retreat for Young Adults. This retreat for young adults is designed to give participants an experience of contemplative life. Our true nature is sacred and shared with everyone and everything in our environment. Connecting with this is how we come […]

Coming Home: A Retreat for Young Adults 18 – 30s

July 11–20, 2022

Offered in partnership by the Pema Chödrön Foundation and Shambhala Mountain Center Our true nature is sacred, and shared with everyone and everything in our environment.  Connecting with this is how we come home.  In this retreat we’ll do so through meditation practice, in-person group connection, and lots of time in nature.  Our practice will […]

Learn to Meditate: An Introduction and Retreat for Everyone

August 26–28, 2022

Learn to meditate with Buddhist monk Loden Nyima! Why Learn to Meditate? Meditation is a simple, natural, healthy activity that absolutely anyone can do. You do not need to be interested in a religious path in order to learn and benefit from meditation. Meditation has survived for thousands of years because it works. Your own peace […]

The Art of Meditation: A Weeklong Retreat

September 11–18, 2022

Join us for a peaceful abiding meditation retreat in the mountains. Meditation is ultimately a process of accepting and befriending ourselves completely, all the way to our natural basic goodness. In the process we will encounter not only our innate ability to truly rest and rejuvenate, but as well lots of ups and downs, strong […]

Silent Meditation Intensive: The Cradle of Loving-Kindness

October 14–16, 2022

In today’s speedy world, we are all in need of kindness to ourselves. This two-day practice intensive is designed for meditators looking to take a deep dive into their practice. This weekend is spent in silence to offer ourselves space to settle, on the sacred land of Shambhala Mountain Center and with an experienced instructor. […]