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:
If anyone has already received the teachings properly and has found and has experience with concentrating with the Natural State, then that is very, very important. For many, many years now we have been selecting texts from our cannon. Now it is necessary to do something for preservation. I think that you are not too busy with working or with visiting people now, so I think now it is necessary to go back and read the booklets that have been translated and to the tapes.
Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche advises Western Bönpo practitioners on conduct during the Corona virus epidemic and gives brief instructions on the Healing Practice of Sipai Gyalmo/YesheWalmo. Recorded by Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung, Abbot of Triten Norbutse Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, 29 March 2020.
“There are two kinds of Nature: – Relative nature; – Absolute Nature. Relative Nature This means that nothing is created, it is just as it is. For instance, the nature of water is that it is wet, the nature of fire is that it is hot. This is relative nature. Absolute Nature Every being, from dharmakaya down to hell, is integrated with Nature. Nature encompasses all beings equally without any changes. But we don’t trust our own Nature, our own property. We don’t realize it, we don’t recognize it, we don’t try to know it. We are always just [looking]… Read more