Founder and Director of Open Sky Meditation Community
Instructor for Mindfulness, Meditation, Buddhist Studies, & practice group leader for Qi Gong.
Rhea Colmar joins her experience in dance, qi gong, massage & bodywork, and health care with mindfulness & meditation to make her courses accessible, relevant, and fun! Rhea began her journey in the mind/body healing arts as a dancer then became a massage therapist and began studying mindfulness/meditation practices in the 1990’s. For 1:1 individualized instruction in meditation or qi gong visit Here.
Primarily practicing and studying Tibetan Buddhist approaches to meditation, Rhea is a student in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, and others. Rhea began teaching in 2012 and founded Open Sky Meditation Community in 2020 in order to bring together a variety of mindfulness/meditation classes and events.
- Approved continuing education provider for mindfulness & self care classes for massage/bodywork therapists; certified by The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
- Certified practice group leader with Spring Forest Qi Gong.
- Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (MMT 100hr with Dharma Moon & Tibet House)
Open Sky Meditation Community, LLC is an inclusive community; welcoming all faiths and traditions in the practices of mindfulness, contemplation, buddhism, and social engagement in order to support a society based in wisdom and compassion. Open Sky invites teachers from a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds to present and lead a variety of classes.
"Chögyam Trungpa (March 5, 1939 – April 4, 1987) was a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and holder of both the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, the 11th of the Trungpa tülkus, a tertön, supreme abbot of the Surmang monasteries, scholar, teacher, poet, artist, and originator of a radical re-presentation of Tibetan Buddhist teachings and the myth of Shambhala.
Recognized both by Tibetan Buddhists and by other spiritual practitioners and scholars as a preeminent teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, he was a major figure in the dissemination of Buddhism in the West, founding Vajradhatu and Naropa University and establishing the Shambhala Training method." (Excerpted from Wikipedia)