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To all followers of Yungdrung Bön: It is with great sadness that we announce to the faithful that the crown jewel of Yungdrung Bön, Mugyal Shense Norbu Wanggyal Rinpoche has passed into the Nature of Bön today, 7 February 2022. Magyu Ganapuja and other rituals and prayers are being done in Shense Rinpoche’s estate, Murig Shengyi Phodrang. You are invited to do your own practice, recitations and prayers in order to receive blessings of Mugyal Shense Norbu Wanggyal Rinpoche. (Summary) E-MA-HO! KUN-ZANG THUG-TRUL DREN-PA NAM-KHAI KU ཨེ་མ་ཧོ། ཀུན་བཟང་ཐུགས་སྤྲུལ་དྲན་པ་ནམ་མཁའི་སྐུ། ། How wonderful! You have the Body of Drenpa Namkha, Kuntu Zangpo’s…
Today is the Anniversary of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche (Tib. Rgyal-ba Ston-pa Gshen-rab Mi-bo-che) completing the Twelfth Deed, The Deed of Realisation (Tib. rnam-par grub-pa’i mdzad-pa), when he achieved nyangen ledepa (Tib. mya-ngan las’das-pa) or parinirvana in 7817 BC, 9,838 years ago. The very essence of all the Yungdrung Bön teachings he taught is encapsulated in the four lines known as The Four Wheels of Bön / ༎བོན་འཁོར་ཚིག་བཞི།། (Tib. Bon ‘khor thsig bzhi). The Four Wheels are: TA-WA YE PHAB །།ལྟ་བ་ཡས་ཕབ། Take the highest View. CHYO-PA ME YAR-DZEG །སྤྱོད་པ་མས་ཡར་འཛེག། Step up with your activities, starting from the smallest virtues. NYING-JE…
Today (9th month, 30th day) we are celebrating Nyangenledepa (mya ngan las ‘das pa) / Parinirvana of Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche, Buddha of Yungdrung Bön. So it is fitting to read some of his words to his followers, as translated by Yongdzin Rinpoche:
“You must search for the meaning with your own mind.
It is not enough to merely trust whatever Buddha said;
Otherwise, the essential meaning can never be realised.
Therefore, it is imperative to verify Buddha’s words with your own reason.”
Advice from Buddha Tönpa Shenrab.