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Amor de Mar
Montezuma, Costa Rica
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On February 21st – 28th 2018, we completed our Natural Five Elements retreat. This was one of Yeru Bön Center’s most amazing retreats, held in a most special place in Montezuma, Costa Rica.

It was such a deep and beautiful retreat that participants asked if we could elevate this Natural Five Elements to the next level. Rinpoche has agreed, and we have scheduled this retreat in Costa Rica in February 2020.

Before we give you details about next February’s Advanced Natural Five Elements Retreat, we thought we would highlight this past retreat.

The retreat was a mix of a beautiful spiritual Five Elements teaching showing us how each of the elements effect not only our health, but our work and personal life. And a mix of activities connected to the elements made this retreat very special.

This Five Element’s Retreat was filled with the Five Elements teaching, experiential learning, and so much more. Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche’s teaching of the Five Elements was spectacular. Each day Rinpoche taught from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. During this teaching time, the students learned how each of the elements is related with our bodies and illnesses, as well as how we behave with too much or too little of the elements within our lives. He discussed how the elements can improve our personal and work life and how we can use the elements to change our health.

We learned the meditation practice and hand mudras for each of the elements, and how we can collect these elements through contemplation, mindfulness and meditation. Rinpoche had his students visualizing the elements, meditating, and for some, feeling the elements very strongly during their meditation.

The afternoon was spent doing optional experiential activities correlating to the element which was taught during that day. We visited the local waterfall, went snorkeling, visited the mangrove in a boat (it was beautiful, although we had hoped to see alligators), a walk on the beach during low tide to an island, a visit to the rainforest, a trip to the Conservatory, a short walk to several beaches or to town for Gelato, and for some, an amazing lobster dinner. Or, just relaxing at the resort in a hammock watching the waves pound the lava cliffs at the resort.

We had an evening bonfire each night and talked with Rinpoche about our day’s experiences. One of the students played a Native American flute during our bonfire, and on another night wowed us with the Chod practice.

The resort, Amor De Mar, was nothing short of spectacular and beautiful. A beautiful spiritual backdrop for this retreat. We were surrounded by all the elements, an abundance of beauty. It was very healing for the soul. The entire resort was reserved for our retreat, so we had this place all to ourselves. The cook prepared amazing healthy meals for everyone. And we love the town of Montezuma.

There was more, but really, we need to leave something for you to anticipate and discover next February. Hint: The power of calm, joy, peace and knowledge, and amazing sleep with the sound of the ocean.

So, here is where we tell you, by the middle of the week, students were asking if we could return to Costa Rica for more Bön teachings from Rinpoche on the Natural Five Elements. And YES! The new dates for the advanced Natural Five Elements retreat will be held from February 3rd to 7th. The resort has been blocked from February 1 – 10th. You can arrive days early or stay later.

Disclaimer: We have to warn our students, combining this advanced Natural Five Elements retreat, staying at Amor De Mar, and the amazing activities during the afternoon, with rest and peace is just going to be an a spiritually explosive, soul feeding, event for you.

Who Can Come: This course is open to anyone interested in the Natural Five Elements. You do not have to be a part of the Certification Course. This is a wonderful and powerful course with so much knowledge shared with everyone.

Certification Course

This next advanced Natural Five Elements, February 3rd – 7th, is going to be a certification course.
Requirements for the Certification:

1. You were a part of the preliminary Natural Five Elements Retreat this past February 21-28, 2019.


2. Online Course

  • A lesson for each Element each month with Video Presentations from Rinpoche
  • Prayer and Mantras for each of the elements via MP4 recordings
  • How to meditate with each of the elements dakinis
  • How to be in a natural state of mind during meditation
  • The Nine Breaths practice and its importance to your practice in general
  • Journaling
  • Two Live Stream Reviews with everyone

Advanced Course

If you were not at the Natural Five Elements retreat, this past February 21-28th, 2019, but would like to attend without certification, we encourage you to purchase the video of this retreat. This video will help you to know what was taught at the preliminary retreat and prepare you for the advanced Natural Five Elements retreat February 2020.

Of course, you are welcome to attend this retreat without the online course and video as well. You might find yourself at a bit of a loss without this background, but there will be plenty of students to help you along. Not a problem.

This advanced Natural Five Elements retreat will take you deeper into the knowledge of how the five elements works with your mind, body and spirit and how the elements effect your personal and work life. It will be a powerful retreat for spiritual healing.

You’ll learn how and why we have illnesses like diabetes, chronic pain, auto immune and many other illnesses. You will learn how to increase your productivity and memory. Learn how the elements work during cancer treatments and other serious illness.

This retreat will help you to release, step back, learn and apply the tools learned from Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche, all while enjoying all the elements that Amor de Mar in Costa Rica has to offer.

A mix of spiritual learning and a mini vacation.

This trip to Costa Rica for the Five Element’s teaching from Rinpoche, a master Geshe, will be amazing. It is a special retreat offering meditation knowledge of each of the elements and tools to release medical obstacles, increase work productivity and balance your personal life. The optional elements experience will give you a complete spiritual healing experience.

Latri Khenpo Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche’s
The Five Elements
Healing Balance of Mind, Body, Spirit
Cause and effect of the Natural Five Elements

Montezuma, Costa Rica

February 3rdth – 7th, 2020

Join Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche at the beautiful Amor de Mar, Costa Rica!

Rinpoche will teach us, according the Bön text, the advanced teachings of the Natural Five Elements. This is a very powerful healing course.

You will learn the importance of balancing all the Natural Five elements in our bodies and minds, and how this helps release stress, anger and uncertainty, and increase our focus, productivity and creativity.

By mindfully applying and working with the power of the Five Elements, we can feel and see ourselves transform into a powerful, balanced, happy, peaceful, prosperous and healthy person.
You will discover and learn:

This advanced Natural Five Elements healing retreat is going to be a very powerful opportunity for life transformation. The course will consist of five days, one devoted to each element. Half of the day will be lecture-style teaching and meditation. The second half will be an experiential adventure with each element, to create our personal connections with the elements.

There will also be time for other activities to be found at the resort.

The Venue

Amor De Mar in Costa Rica will be the host of this teaching Retreat.  Amor De Mar is located in a fun little village right on the ocean, surrounded by the natural beauty of beaches, waterfalls, and jungles. Amor De Mar will add a peaceful element for our souls. A mix of teachings, adventure, rest and rejuvenation.

We believe Amor de Mar in Montezuma Costa Rica will add a special life marker memory.  Traveling to Costa Rica will bring about a sense of passion to this teaching. You will enjoy the ocean, the breeze, the fireside chats, the beautiful accommodations, 15-minute hike to the waterfalls, the taste of wonderful, freshly prepared meals and so much more.

The element of journey allows us to step away from our routine and normal surroundings, to immerse ourselves in the teaching, supported by nature. This is a time and place for personal transformation.  When we return to our normal lives, we will have tools to maintain the transformation in our daily lives, careers, and personal and professional relationships.

Please visit Amor de Mar’s website http://www.amordemar.com  for information about this amazing retreat location

This is truly a very special place. Owned by a Bön practitioner who created a beautiful, spiritually charged resort. Her staff is exceptional, and the resort is like walking into paradise where you have no choice but to relax, contemplate, become spiritually charged and more.



The Amor De Mar hotel rooms are completely booked for the Five Elements Retreat.

The suggested housing would be for:

Las Cascada  26420057    http://lacascadamontezuma.com

Los Mangos  26420076    https://www.hotellosmangos.com

The above hotel rooms are very, very close within 1-5 minutes of walking to the Amor De Mar.

We will all still be together during the retreat, you will be able to join us for breakfast and lunch.   Dinners are not at the resort, but we will all choose together a place to go for dinner.    We will also work together as we plan optional activities.

We strongly advise you to register for your hotel of choice as they may book up fast as well with new students registering.

Meals: Amore De Mar offers breakfast and Lunch. There are so many dinner options at local restaurants located within walking distance from the resort.

Our meals were beautiful, healthy, freshly made and their chef prepared meals for everyone’s dietary needs.

Plenty of fresh fruit, coconuts right from their coconut trees and fresh juices and snacks.

This teaching will include:

  • Retreat with Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche
  • Morning Meditation – Oceanside
  • Directly practicing with each of the five Element goddesses
  • Discovery of the true essence of each element and experience.
  • How the elements work with our body organs and chakras
  • Fireside Chats – Group talk about your element day
  • Meditation – Learn or improve your meditation practice
  • Nine Breath Purification Practice
  • Syllabus
  • Digital Video Recording of Teaching
  • Integration exercises of the inner and outer Five Elements ~ Afternoon Events

Optional Activities:

  • Hikes to the Waterfall
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling/Scuba/paddle boarding
  • Rain forest
  • Multiple beaches
  • Enjoying the beauty of the resort and surrounding area
  • Village walks and adventure
  • Bioluminescent Bay
  • Reading on the beach
  • Dancing on the beach
  • Spa – Additional fee
  • Yoga – Additional Fee
  • Other amazing daily activities that will help us understand better the Five Elements

Not Included in retreat fees:

Accommodations, meals, transportation, and other activities are separate.

All activities are optional and not required. There is so much to see and do right there at the resort and village.

Teaching Fees

Early Registration, April 10, 2019 – $450.00

Registration, After April 10, 2019 – $650.00

A 50% deposit of $190.00 to hold your spot at this retreat and allow for booking your hotel room.   Please note, early registration fee does not apply with deposit.

Retreat Refund
Your retreat fee is refundable, less a $100.00 processing fee, if your reservation is cancelled by December 1, 2019.

50% refundable before January 1, 2020.

No refunds January 1, 2020. If you cancel after January 1, 2020, we will apply your payment to another Yeru teaching held within one year.

Hotel Refund
The Amor de Mar hotel will hold your room with your credit card. They will not charge your card until 30 days before your arrival. Once your card has been charged, there is no refund.

Amor de Mar Resort
Feel free to visit their website https://www.amordemar.com for more information about this beautiful resort and how to travel to the resort.

So much to do and enjoy. There is a spa on the resort by the ocean, take advantage of this and all Amor de Mar has to offer.

You will not be disappointed. We loved this place from the moment we arrived.



February 3, 2020
February 7, 2020