The oldest Tibetan refugee settlement in Nepal has been hit by locusts. We are currently collecting money for essential food supplies. The refugee camp of Nordzin Ling in Dhorpatan is extremely important to all Bönpos because it was the first home for many Tibetan Bönpos who had to flee Tibet. And the first monastery in exile was built here, too. Nordzin Ling was established thanks to the work of Yongdzin Rinpoche’s disciple, 32nd Abbot of Menri Monastery Sonam Lodrö and generous help from the Red Cross.
We are running the Help Dhorpatan fundraising campaign for one month starting today 15 July 2020. On top of hardships caused by corona virus, the farmers in this mountainous region are now faced with huge swarms of hungry locusts that have descended on their villages and are destroying their crops.
Today Foundation for the Preservation of Yungdrung Bön is celebrating its 3rd anniversary as an educational charity officially registered with the Charity Commission. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers for their dedicated hard work, and to thank the international Sangha for your support throughout the year. Here are some snapshots from the last 12 months:
Today we are celebrating the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. Gautama Buddha is, according to Yungdrung Bon, an emanation of Sangwa Düpa who was a disciple of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwo. Here is an article that takes a look at this connection and also raises some interesting questions. After all, it was Buddha Shakyamuni himself who said: