Today we are celebrating the anniversary of Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen, a great reformer of monastic Bön and founder of Menri Monastery which later became one of the most important Bönpo study and practice centres in Tibet. རྗེ་མཉམ་མེད་ཆེན་པོའི་གསོལ་འདེབ། Prayer to Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen བདེ་ཆེན་རྒྱལ་པོ་ཀུན་བཟང་རྒྱལ་བ་འདུས། DEC-HEN GYAL-PO KUN-ZANG GYAL-WA DÜ King of Great Bliss, who embodies the Knowledge of all the Buddhas, མི་བརྗེད་བཟུངས་ལྡན་ཤེས་རབ་སྨྲ་བའི་སེང་། MI-JE ZUNG-DEN SHE-RAB MA-WAI SENG Lion of Speech, Mawai Senge with infallible memory, འཛམ་གླིང་བོན་གྱི་གཙུག་རྒྱན་མཉམ་མེད་པ། DZAM-LING BÖN GYI TSUG-GYEN NYAM-ME-PA Ornament of Bön unequalled in the world, ཤེས་རབ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ཞབས་ལ་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས། SHE-RAB GYAL-TSEN ZHAB LA SOL-WA-DEB O Great Sherab Gyaltsen, to you I… Read more
Good news for the end of the year! While we were in Triten Norbutse Bönpo Monastery, Kathmandu, earlier this month Yongdzin Rinpoche asked us to organise the delivery of a new two-volume edition of Bönpo thangkas to The British Library in London. The volumes contain 201 thangkas in high resolution as well as an explanation of iconography on each thangka in Tibetan. We are pleased to announce that the books are now safely in the Tibetan Collections, Asian and African Studies, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London where they can now be consulted by anyone interested. Many thanks to… Read more
Mount Kailash, or Gang Tise, as the Tibetans call it, is one of the world’s holiest mountains. It is revered by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bönpo alike. This conference will bring together experts from all around the globe to discuss why Mt. Kailash and its environs play a central role in these ancient belief systems.
Today, 15th day of the 1st month of the Zhang Zhung calendar, Bönpos celebrate the birth of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab. According to tradition, the Buddha of Yungdrung Bön was born 18,037 years ago in Olmo Lungring, a sacred region of Tagzig (Thazig). This is where he began teaching the way of liberation from cyclical existence and from there his teachings radiated out through space and time, reaching us here today. Excerpt from: The Four Wheels of Bön ༎བོན་འཁོར་ཚིག་བཞི།།, Oral Teachings by Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, Transcribed, compiled and edited by Carol Ermakova and Dmitry Ermakov, FPYB, UK, 2016. Cover image:… Read more