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

Tag: eurasia

Swastika Symbology in Bө Murgel and Bön

The swastika has been used as a symbol of good luck, happiness and truth by very diverse cultures in many locations all over the globe since prehistory. Today it can still be seen throughout Asia as a symbol of general good luck. However, this ancient symbol has been much maligned.This short article seeks to dispel misconceptions surrounding the swastika and explores its symbology in four points: Swastika controversy  Swastika as a solar symbol  Swastika in the Prehistoric Bön of Eurasia and Bө Murgel  Swastika in Yungdrung Bön

Research Articles on Bön Now On-Line

While upgrading FPYB website we’ve added a NEW PAGE for research articles on a range of topics connected with the Bön religion and the culture of Zhang Zhung, Tibet, Central and Inner Asia in general. We are kicking of with a paper given at Bon, Zhang Zhung and Early Tibet Conference held at SOAS, London, September 2011 to commemorate 60 years of Tibetan Studies and 50 years of Bönpo Studies in the UK which started when Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche joined the research team at SOAS on the invitation of Prof. David Snellgrove in 1961. This illustrated paper by…
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