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


The oldest Tibetan refugee settlement in Nepal has been hit by locusts. We are currently collecting money for essential food supplies. To contribute, click here: HELP DHORPATAN: DONATE NOW 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. 32nd Abbot of Menri Monastery Sonam Read more
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Disaster Relief Campaign Yesterday one of our Trustees, Paola Malatesta, received this short video from a friend from Dhorpatan, Nepal and we immediately decided to help. Message from Namgyal in Dhorpatan HELP DHORPATAN: DONATE NOW 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. Locust swarms in Dhorpatan The local people here depend on potatoes for food and trade. Ethnic Tibetans who settled on the mountain slopes exchange potatoes for rice and wheat in the Read more
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Dear Friends and fellow Bönpos! 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: The highlight of the year was of course the Tenzhug ceremony for Yongdzin Rinpoche held in Triten Norbutse Monastery in February. It was a truly joyful occasion, and we were touched to see our publication Read more
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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: “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Read more
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Teachings by Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche recorded in Triten Norbutse on 7 April 2020 Namaste to all sangha members of Shenten Dargye Ling congregation! I wanted to say: nowadays maybe everybody is very scared about the disease which I have heard is everywhere. But nowadays you have to think about the destruction that has come. Normally, at the beginning of the teachings [it says that] this kind of destruction comes [in cycles]. The outer [container], all the external elements are disturbed and the whole of phenomenal existence is destroyed. Inner, the contents – the sentient beings –  are affected Read more
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