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

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Anniversary of Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen

Today on the 13th lunar day of the 4th month of the Tibetan calendar, Bönpos celebrate the anniversary of the great practitioner and scholar Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen, who attained Rainbow Body in the 20th century. Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen (1859-1934) was a great Bönpo master and erudite scholar from Dagang, Kham, Eastern Tibet. He became a monk at a young age and throughout his life he received countless teachings, instructions and initiations into numerous lineages and traditions of Bönpo Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen from many illustrious masters of the day. At the age of thirty-four he went into solitude at Yungdrung…
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Public Conference by Ponlob Triley Nyima

Prof. Donatella Rossi kindly alerted us to this very interesting event. So if you are in Italy, we’d recommend you go, if you can. Or join via Zoom @ https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/86305158079?pwd-c3lwY2txVU01bkhNTmhGdnBCWXFaZz09ID: 863 0515 8079Passcode: 019199 Best, FPYB Team

Conference Presentations in Print

Two recent video presentations by Dmitry Ermakov, Foundation for the Preservation of Yungdrung Bön, UK, at the 5th International Conference on the Phenomenon of the Holy Mt. Kailash, Universitӓt Hamburg, 25-27 March 2022, are now published in written form. The Importance of Mt. Kailash in the Bön Religion can be read here: The Magical Duel between Milarepa and Naro Bönchung: Who Really Won? can be read here:

The Magical Duel between Milarepa and Naro Bönchung: Who Really Won?

Abstract: Probably everyone who has even a little interest in Tibet knows or has at least heard of the magical contest between Buddhist yogi Milarepa and Bönpo sorcerer Naro Bönchung which is purported to have taken place at Mount Kailash.  The tale has been told and retold for centuries in Tibet and beyond to illustrate the superiority of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism over Yungdrung Bön. But does it have any grounding in real events? Did this magical duel really happen on Mount Kailash? And who was the real winner? I will attempt to answer these questions by examining both Bönpo and Buddhist…
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Anniversary of Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen

Today, on the fifth day of the first lunar month according to the Tibetan calendar, Bönpos celebrate the 666th anniversary of Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen (Tib. Mnyam-med Shes-rab rgyal-mtshan, 1356-1415), a reincarnation of an early Bönpo mahasiddha (Tib. grub-thob), Tonggyung Thuchen (Tib. Stong-rgyung mthu-chen). So we are happy to offer a bilingual Tibetan-English version of the Dechen Gyalpo prayer to Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen as a free download. You also can read a concise biography of Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen by following the link below: Best wishes, FPYB Team

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