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

Multimedia

MAGYU TSALUNG & TUMMO
This video shows Drubdra Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin demonstrating the tsalung, tummo & thrulkhor movements and breathing from Yungdrung Bön Mother Tantra.

Hidden Treasure Of Bön: Secrets of Mustang
This film maps a journey made by Geshe Gelek Jinpa, a Bönpo Geshe researching the ancient Zhang Zhung Empire which once stretched across the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau. The documentary follows Geshe Gelek as he travels through Mustang, a remote area of the Himalaya.

Bla –the mysterious Bönpo soul: its ramifications in meditation, rituals and healingis an illustrated lecture exploring bla in relation to many aspects of life, death and practice. The presentation was originally given by Dmitry Ermakov at Oxford University, March 2014.

རྒྱལ་བ་གཤེན་ཚང་། སྟོན་པ་གཤེན་རབ་ཀྱི་གདུང་རྒྱུད།
GYALWA SHENTSANG:
The Living Descendants of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab
On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab’s 18,035th Birthday (31/01/2018), we are delighted to present this short video in which Yongdzin Rinpoche talks about the Shen family lineage and the Buddha’s living descendants.

རྒྱལ་བ་གཤེན་ཚང་། སྟོན་པ་གཤེན་རབ་ཀྱི་གདུང་རྒྱུད།
ДЖЬЯЛВА ШЕНТСАНГ: Живые Потомки Будды Тöнпа Шенраба
В этот особый день (20/02/2018) – годовщину Ньямме Шейраб Джьялтсэна – мы с радостью предлагаем вашему вниманию краткое видео-интервью, в котором Йонгдзин Ринпоче рассказывает о линии духовной преемственности рода Шен и живых потомках Будды Тöнпа Шенраба.

Bön as Multifaceted Phenomena: Looking beyond Tibet to the Cultural and Religious Traditions of Eurasia
by Dmitry Ermakov,
“Bon, Shang Shung, and Early Tibet” Conference, SOAS, London, 10 September 2011.

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Life in
Triten Norbutse Monastery
This film follows the lives of monks of Triten Norbutse Bönpo Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, as they go about their daily business: studying, debating, performing religious ceremonies etc. during the course of the year 2008-2009.

མ་རྒྱུད་རྩ་རླུང་གཏུམ་མོའི་ལག་ལེན།
སྒྲུབ་གྲྭ་མཁན་པོ་ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་བསྟན་འཛིན།
MAGYU TSALUNG & TUMMO: Yoga of winds, channels and inner heat from Mother Tantra of Yungdrung Bön

This video shows Drubdra Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin demonstrating the tsalung, tummo & thrulkhor movements and breathing from Yungdrung Bön Mother Tantra.

It accompanies a new richly illustrated practice manual, the first of its kind, with clear, full colour computer graphics showing the visualisation for channels, chakras, symbols and deities. The illustrations have been prepared in close collaboration with Drubdra Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin, Abbot of Meditation School at Triten Norbutse Bönpo Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, and each detail has been checked against the Magyu texts and verified by Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche.
THE BOOK CAN BE ORDERED HERE

VIDEO CREDITS
Magyu Tsalung & Tummo movements demonstrated by Drubdra Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin.
Video shot in North Pennines, UK, November 2018.
Video footage by Carol Ermakova.
Video editing by Dmitry Ermakov.
Original soundtrack composed, recorded & produced by Dmitry Ermakov
@ MetaQuorum Project recording studio ( https://metaquorum.uk/ ).
Copyright © Foundation for the Preservation of Yungdrung Bön, 2018.

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Hidden Treasure Of Bön: Secrets of Mustang

This film maps a journey made by Geshe Gelek Jinpa, a Bönpo Geshe (Doctor of Religious Philosophy) researching the ancient Zhang Zhung Empire which once stretched across the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau. The documentary follows Geshe Gelek as he travels through Mustang, a remote area of the Himalaya, on his misson to undertake the first survey of the Bönpo peoples living there, as well as to record religious sites, both ancient and modern at the request of Bön Mahasangha of Nepal. During this trip he discovers many treasures of Bön such as ancient texts, statues, historical records, and joins Prof. Charles Ramble in the dramatic recovery and identification of a significatnt Bönpo library at Mardzong. Other highlights include establishing the exact locations of a historic Bönpo monastery, Bönkor, and the hermit cave of Zhang Zhung Nyengyud Dzogchen master Rong Thogme Zhigpo. The fillm also shows unique footage of the Dögyab ritual held in the village of Lubrak to dispel negativities.
With sensitive camerawork and editing by Kemi Tsewang, himself a native of Lubrak, and an informative commentary by Carol Ermakova and Dimitry Ermakov which adopts an ‘insider’s’ perspective, this film offers a precious insight into the rich historical heritage and living tradition of Bön in the Nepal-Tibet borderlands.
Authors: Jinpa, Gelek; Tsewang, Kemi
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Triten Norbutse Monastery & Bon Buddhist Federation
Script: Carol Ermakova & Dmitry Ermakov
Narration: Carol Ermakova
Cinematography: Kemi Tsewang, Geshe Gelek Jinpa, Renan
Research and
Direction: Gelek Jinpa, Kemi Tsewang
Editor: Kemi Tsewang
Subtitles: Kemi Tsewang
Music by: Deuter, Kamal & Anuhama, Tenzin Lodoe, Evolution, VA, Shpongle, Native American flute

Bla –
the mysterious Bönpo soul

Bla – the mysterious Bönpo ‘soul’: its ramifications in meditation, rituals and healing, is an illustrated lecture exploring bla in relation to many aspects of life, death and practice. Slides include photographs taken during a bla ‘gugs ritual performed by Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche in Shenten Dargye Ling, 2010.
The presentation was originally given by Dmitry Ermakov at Oxford University, March 2014, when he was invited to speak at the Oriental Institute for the Tibetan Studies program.

རྒྱལ་བ་གཤེན་ཚང་། སྟོན་པ་གཤེན་རབ་ཀྱི་གདུང་རྒྱུད།
GYALWA SHENTSANG:

The Living Descendants of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab

On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab’s 18,035th Birthday (31/01/2018), we are delighted to present this short video in which Yongdzin Rinpoche talks about the Shen family lineage and the Buddha’s living descendants.
སངས་རྒྱས་གཤེན་རབ་མི་བོ་ཡི།།
གདུང་རབས་མུ་ཏིག་ཕྲེང་བའི་རྒྱུད།།
སྐུ་གསུང་ཐུགས་གསུམ་ལ་བསྟིམས་པའི།།
དམུ་གཤེན་ཡབ་སྲས་སྤྱི་བོར་མཆོད། །
On the crown of our heads we cherish Mu Shen father and sons
Imbued with Buddha’s Body, Speech and Mind,
Precious pearls on the unbroken garland
Of Pure and Perfect Tönpa Shenrab’s family line.
རྒྱལ་བ་གཤེན་ཚང་། སྟོན་པ་གཤེན་རབ་ཀྱི་གདུང་རྒྱུད།
GYALWA SHENTSANG:
The Living Descendants of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab
“This short video is an interview with Yongdzin Rinpoche, his exact words, edited by Nagru Geshe Gelek Jinpa and Kalme Tsewang in Shenten Dargye Ling, France, January 2018.
Special thanks to: Dulwai Khenpo Samten Tsugphü, Abbot of Vinaya at Triten Norbutse Monastery, Nepal; Pönzang Geshe Mönlam; Christophe Moulin; Carol Ermakova, and Dmitry Ermakov.”

རྒྱལ་བ་གཤེན་ཚང་། སྟོན་པ་གཤེན་རབ་ཀྱི་གདུང་རྒྱུད།
ДЖЬЯЛВА ШЕНТСАНГ: Живые Потомки Будды Тöнпа Шенраба

В этот особый день (20/02/2018) – годовщину Ньямме Шейраб Джьялтсэна – мы с радостью предлагаем вашему вниманию краткое видео-интервью, в котором Йонгдзин Ринпоче рассказывает о линии духовной преемственности рода Шен и живых потомках Будды Тöнпа Шенраба.
སངས་རྒྱས་གཤེན་རབ་མི་བོ་ཡི།།
གདུང་རབས་མུ་ཏིག་ཕྲེང་བའི་རྒྱུད།།
སྐུ་གསུང་ཐུགས་གསུམ་ལ་བསྟིམས་པའི།།
དམུ་གཤེན་ཡབ་སྲས་སྤྱི་བོར་མཆོད།།
На макушке моей головы я почитаю Му Шен отца и сыновей,
пронизанных Телом, Речью и Умом Будды,
Драгоценных жемчужин на непрерывном ожерелье
чистой и совершенной линии потомков Тöнпа Шенраба!
Это краткое видео-инетрвью с Йонгдзином Ринпоче отредактировано Нагру Геше Гелек Джинпой и Калмэ Тсэвангом в Шентэн Дарджье Линге, Франнция, январь 2018.
Мы благодарим за помощь и сотрудничество: Дульви Кхенпо Самтэн Тсугпю, Настоятеля Винаи Монастыря Тритэн Норбутсе; Понзанг Геше Мöнлама; Кристофа Мулина, Карол и Дмитрия Ермаковых.

Bön as Multifaceted Phenomena:
Cultural and Religious Traditions of Eurasia

Bön as Multifaceted Phenomena: Looking beyond Tibet to the Cultural and Religious Traditions of Eurasia
by Dmitry Ermakov,
“Bon, Shang Shung, and Early Tibet” Conference, SOAS, London, 10 September 2011.
ABSTRACT
Dmitry Ermakov
(Oxford University)
Bön is a complex phenomenon which was once spread far beyond Tibet, but do its origins lie beyond the Tibetan Plateau? I shall examine this by looking at certain cultural phenomena.
Firstly, I would argue there are four types of Bön: gdod ma’i bon, g.yung drung bon, bon gsar ma and what I have dubbed Mixed Bön, which comprises a conglomeration of the first three types along with various elements from other religions.
Secondly, I take a closer look at the Deer Cult which was common throughout Eurasia from Paleolithic times until today using archaeological evidence such as Deer Stones as well as myths and ritual costumes from France, the Caucuses, South Siberia, Mongolia, Amdo and West Tibet to demonstrate the importance of the Sky Deer. I then relate this to the Bön culture of Zhang Zhung, in particular to the smrang from a g.yang ‘gug ritual.
Having established possible routes this cross-pollination of ideas and cultural mores may have taken to and from Tibet, I move onto the question of whether Bon mdo sngags gsems gsum may also have originated outside Tibet. In view of the lack of textual evidence, I base my argument on concrete archaeological finds, namely rock carvings of stupas/mchod rten found in Gilgit and Ladakh. I then compare these with the depictions of Bönpo mchod rten described in gZi brjid.
In the light of the breadth and depth of the Bön tradition, a multi-disciplinarian approach is needed to better understand this multifaceted phenomenon and its multiple origins.
Dmitry Ermakov, b. 1967, Leningrad, USSR, began studying music at the age of six. Two years later he enrolled for art and archaeology classes with B. Piotrovsky (Director, Hermitage Museum) and G. Mezentzeva (Prof. Archaeology, Kiev University), going on to participate in archaeological
digs in Ukraine and Khakassia. He has studied Tibetan Buddhism since 1989, Bon since 1995, and began fieldwork on Bѳ Murgel in Buryatia, 1990. Author of a monograph Bѳ and Bön, he has
worked on over 50 edited transcripts of teachings by Lopon Tenzin Namdak, as well as Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud, and The Heart Essence of the Khandro. Research Assistant to Charles Ramble, Oxford University (2009-10).

Life in
Triten Norbutse Monastery

This film follows the lives of monks of Triten Norbutse Bonpo Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, as they go about their daily business: studying, debating, performing religious ceremonies etc. during the course of the year 2008-2009.
Filmed & edited by Nagru Geshe Gelek Jinpa and Kemi Tsewang.
Music: The Path of Light, ritual music of Tibetan Bon; Lami Naljor (Guru Yoga).

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