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


Today is the anniversary of the birth of 33rd Menri Tridzin, Kyabje Lungtog Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, and we’d like to share with you the good news that the wonderful teachings he gave in the book Approaching Dzogchen according to the Athri Cycle will soon be available in French! Approcher le Dzogchen par le Cycle A-tri will be FPYB’s first publication specifically for the French-speaking sangha, and we’d like to thank Dominque Troulay (Drangsong Yungdrung Tenzin) for the translation. Kyabje Lungtog Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche ‘s teachings are also available in Italian @ as well as English @ With best Read more
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We are thrilled that Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud: Pith Instructions from the Experiential Transmission of Bönpo Dzogchen came out in Japanese today! རྫོགས་པ་ཆེན་པོ་ཞང་ཞུང་སྙན་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་ཉན་རྒྱུད་སྐུ་རུ་བཞུག་པ་ལེགས་སོ། སློབ་དཔོན་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྣམ་དག་གིས་དབྱིན་ཡིག་ཞལ་ཁྲིད། ཉི་ཧོང་སྐད་དུ་བསྒྱུར་དང་དེ་རིང་འཇར་པན་དུ་པར་སྐྲུན་བྱས། These precious teachings are from the long version of the Experiential Transmission of Dzogchen from the land of Zhang Zhung (Rdzogs-pa chen-po zhang-zhung snyan-rgyud kyi nyam-rgyud skya-ru bzhug-pa legs so), pith instructions taught by a long line of realised Dzogchen masters, all of whom achieved rainbow body. In the 8th century, the revered Zhang Zhung master Taphiritsa allowed these oral instructions to be written down for the first time. In the 10th century, Read more
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Today is the anniversary of the great Bönpo master Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen (Shar-rdza Bkra-shis rgyal-mtshan), who attained Rainbow Body on the 13th day of the 4th month of the Wood Dog Year, 1934. To mark this auspicious anniversary, we are sharing the words of Yongdzin Rinpoche given in Paris 10~10~10, during a teaching weekend on Shardza Rinpoche’s famous text Kun-tu bzang-po’i snying-tig / The Innermost Essence of Kuntu Zangpo, also known in English as Heart Drops of Dharmakaya. Here Rinpoche speaks about the importance of Guru Yoga for understanding Dzogchen: This knowledge [of Dzogchen] is something very special, you see. Read more
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Some monks from Triten Norbutse Monastery, Kathmandu, have just finished making this magnificent sand mandala (rdul-tshon dkyil-‘khor), the Kun-‘bum go-‘byed dkyil-‘khor, which is the mandala of the Deities of the Five Elements. Mandala of the Deities of the Five Elements / Kun-‘bum go-‘byed dkyil-‘khor. Photo by Drubdra Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin. Tomorrow, one group of monks will begin the four-day ritual to these deities. Another group will practise the Sa-bdag nye-lam sde-bzhi, propitiating the four classes of spirits: earth spirits (sa-bdag), water-spirits (klu), tree-spirits (gnyan) and rock-spirits (stod/gtod). This is part of the annual four-day summer ritual and ceremony of harmonising Read more
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Advice from Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche Sometimes I read you the biographies of the Lineage Masters who spent their whole life in a cave. So maybe some of you think of cutting off your living conditions and going and living like that. But that is not possible in modern times.[1] Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, Shenten Dargye Ling, France, 2010. Photo by Carol Ermakova.                 It is important to understand this. According to the times we live in, usually, don’t think that you should go away from some certain place to search for solitude or something. You can read Read more
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