Foundation for the Preservation of Yungdrung Bön / གཡུང་དྲུང་བོན་ཉར་ཚགས་རིག་མཛོད།

Month: May 2023

Why do we take rebirth as an ordinary sentient being?

I have already taught something about this Basic Nature. When a thought appears from there and you look towards that thought, the thought disappears and there is a clear presence. Soon afterwards, a thought arises. If you follow the thought and immediately judge it as good or bad or something, then you forget where it is coming from, you forget the source. When you see anything, when an object arises, when for instance something interesting comes, you immediately perceive it as interesting and follow it, and that leads to desire. If on the other hand the objects are not very…
Read more

Tribute to Waltraud Benzing

It is with great sadness that we tell you about the death of our dear dharma friend Waltraud Benzing. She passed away peacefully yesterday evening (3rd May, 2023) in Salzburg, Austria. Many of you will know Waltraud, or Benzing as the monks of Triten Norbutse call her. She first met Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche in the early 90s. Waltraud became a devoted student and accompanied Rinpoche on countless retreats in Europe. In the 1990s Waltraud would spend many months each year at Triten Norbutse, arriving with suitcases full of basic medicines to treat the monks there, many of whom had…
Read more

This page is under copyright so you cannot copy content