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

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Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwo passes into Nirvana

Today, the 30th day of the 9th Hortsi lunar month (10th month according to Zhang Zhung system) is the anniversary of passing into nirvana of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwo. One can recite Tsewang Mönlam, remain in the contemplation of Natural State, perform Tsogchö or any other practice one is familiar with. The merits multiply 100,000 times. དེ་རིང་སྟོན་པའི་འདས་མཆོད་ཡིན་པ། (Image: Tönpa Shenrab, from illustrated Gzi brjid manuscript in Berlin State Library )

Fifth Anniversary of the 33rd Menri Tridzin’s Nyangen Ledepa

Today, the 24th day of the 7th Tibetan lunar month, marks the 5th Anniversary of Kyabje Menri Tridzin Lungtog Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche’s Nyangen Ledepa (Tib. mya ngan las ‘das pa/ མྱ་ངན་ལས་འདས་པ།), Passing Beyond Samara and Nirvana and so we would like to share a few words from a teaching he gave to the Western Sangha in Shenten Dargye Ling, France, 2010, as well as some photos of his visit to the nearby town of Saumur. We all have to go to work, but we should consider that if we go to work and do our job honestly and well, then this…
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Shense Rinpoche from Buddha Tönpa Shenrab’s family lineage has passed into the Nature of Bön

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…
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Anniversary of Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche’s Parinirvana

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…
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Parinirvana of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche

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:

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