Guest Teacher's Retreats & Classes

Crystal Mountain Society is pleased to sponsor guest teacher H.E. Lho Ontul Rinpoche and guest teachers of the Namgyal lineage



19th Annual Summer Retreat at Crystal Mountain
The Venerable Lho Ontül Rinpoche (July 6-15, 2019)


Lama Mark Webber (July 17-Aug 4, 2019)
(Lama Yongdu Chokyi Gyaltsen)

Crystal Mountain Society is very pleased to announce that the Venerable Drikung Lho Ontül Rinpoche will teach the first half of this year’s 19th annual summer retreat and Lama Mark Webber will teach the second half. Lama Mark will be in residence for the entire retreat to provide for Ontül Rinpoche’s teachings and to support and give guidance for all participants.

Specific empowerments, transmissions and teachings will be announced at a later date.  


1) July 6 to July 15—Lho Ontül Rinpoche and 

2) July 17 to Aug 4th, 2018—Lama Mark Webber

Location: Crystal Mountain Society Retreat, Galiano Island, B.C. Canada


Teachings and classes are Open to the Public.  

For registration and information, Susan van Asselt at 

Registration fees will be requested to cover expenses of hosting the Teachings. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 


Venerable Drikung Lho Ontül Rinpoche
Lho Ontul Rinpoche is a root Teacher of Lama Mark Webber and a number of his students. Born in Tibet in 1950 and recognized at a young age as the rebirth of an accomplished 19th century yogi and one of Padmasambhava’s twenty-five main disciples, Ontül Rinpoche is an extraordinary Lama of the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche received Mahamudra and Dzogchen lineage teachings from many of Tibet's greatest masters. And as a master of Dharma, he brings us transmissions and teachings of pure lineage and vital experience. Rinpoche resides with his family at the Drikung Monastery in Tso Pema, India which he founded in 1971. Ontül Rinpoche has traveled extensively to teach students throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe.

For more information on Venerable Lho Ontül Rinpoche please see

Lama Mark (Lama Yongdu Chokyi Gyaltsen) 

Lama Mark Webber has been studying and teaching Buddha-dharma for over forty years. For thirty years his main root teacher was the great Ven. Karma Namgyal Rinpoche who taught Lama la in all three cycles of the Buddha’s teachings, including Abhidhamma, Vipassana in the lineages of Mahāsi Sayādaw and other great meditation masters, generation and completion stage practices of the Vajrayana and Mahamudra/Dzogchen of many lineages, especially of the Karma Kagyu and Sakya. For the last ten years, under the guidance and request of Drikung Lho Ontül Rinpoche, he has been practicing and teaching principally the richness of the Drikung Mahamudra and Drikung Yangzab Dzogchen traditions. 

Lama la has been the Resident Teacher of the Crystal Mountain Society for almost 20 years. 

For more information on Lama Mark Webber please see






Crystal Mountain provides a resplendent natural setting which facilitates personal unfoldment.  Lama Mark is a outstanding, skillful, compassionate teacher who has the remarkable ability to translate the essence of Buddhist teachings into wisdom that is relevant and applicable in today's world.  His teachings have helped me foster more generosity, abundance and ability to be of service. Cynthia Burski.

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