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

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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 Importance of Mt. Kailash in the Bön Religion

Abstract: Being the most important sacred geographical feature of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Mt. Kailash was venerated by Bönpos of various creeds from times immemorial. In this talk I will firstly give a brief discourse on the four types of Bön religions to set the scene. I will then examine how the Dhami tradition of Humla, Nepal is connected to the Kailash region. The rest of the talk will focus on the role Mt. Kailash plays in Yungdrung Bön teachings and history: the meaning of its name in the Zhang Zhung language; Mt. Kailash and Lake Mapang as la-receptacles of…
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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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5th International Conference on the Phenomenon of the Holy Mt. Kailash 25-27 March 2022

The aim of this conference is to bring together both traditional and new perspectives of the phenomenon of Mt. Kailash and surrounding sites of pilgrimage, their interpretation and comparison with old scriptures and tantric vision. Dmitry Ermakov of FPYB will represent Bön by giving two presentations: Friday, 25 March 2022 @ 17:40 The Importance of Mt. Kailash in the Bon Religion Saturday, 26 March 2022 @ 11:40 The Magical Duel Between Milarepa and Naro Bönchung: Who Really Won? All are welcome to attend, free of charge. You can register here https://www.conferences.uni-hamburg.de/event/83/ or via the application form on the conference website…
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Introduction to the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud Dzogchen Lineage

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

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