Good news for the end of the year! While we were in Triten Norbutse Bönpo Monastery, Kathmandu, earlier this month Yongdzin Rinpoche asked us to organise the delivery of a new two-volume edition of Bönpo thangkas to The British Library in London. The volumes contain 201 thangkas in high resolution as well as an explanation of iconography on each thangka in Tibetan. We are pleased to announce that the books are now safely in the Tibetan Collections, Asian and African Studies, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London where they can now be consulted by anyone interested. Many thanks to… Read more
by Dmitry Ermakov from Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud: Pith Instructions from the Experiential Transmission of Bönpo Dzogchen Main topics discussed:– Historical background to Bönpo Dzogchen– Qualities of Master and disciple– Introduction to the Path of Dzogchen– Introduction to the Lineage Masters of Zhang Zhung Nyengyud– Structure of Zhang Zhung Nyengyud cycle– Comparison with writings on Dzogchen by Longchen Rabjampa– Lineage Tree– Zhang Zhung Garab and Garab Dorje– An excerpt from the “Golden Spoon” discovered by Yungdrung Lingpa translated specially for this publication by Yongdzin Rinpoche– A Mongol Connection– Experiential Transmission– Modern-day Transmission
There are a few words of introduction by Gongdzö Ritröpa Chenpo who said that in order to achieve Enlightenment one must first meditate. In order to meditate so that we can achieve Buddhahood, we must realize the View.