Our Vision


The Blazing Mountain Retreat center is owned and operated by the Dharma Ocean Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to unfold and extend the rich and developing legacy of the great Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. A centerpiece of Rinpoche’s teachings was his contemplative and nonsectarian approach to spiritual awakening, a core value of Dharma Ocean.

This is now the primary retreat space for Dharma Ocean practitioners, under the spiritual direction of co-lineage holders Reggie Ray and Caroline Pfohl. We gather in this space several times a year, for both public programs and “closed” retreats for those engaging the vajrayana path of training of this lineage.

The vision for the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center is simply to create a sacred and protected space in which practitioners can explore the richness and bounty of their most fundamental self, their communities, and their own traditions.