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

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Anniversary of Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen

Today on the 13th lunar day of the 4th month of the Tibetan calendar, Bönpos celebrate the anniversary of the great practitioner and scholar Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen, who attained Rainbow Body in the 20th century. Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen (1859-1934) was a great Bönpo master and erudite scholar from Dagang, Kham, Eastern Tibet. He became a monk at a young age and throughout his life he received countless teachings, instructions and initiations into numerous lineages and traditions of Bönpo Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen from many illustrious masters of the day. At the age of thirty-four he went into solitude at Yungdrung…
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Anniversary of Shardza Rinpoche’s Rainbow Body

Today is the anniversary of the great Bönpo master Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen (Shar-rdza Bkra-shis rgyal-mtshan), who attained Rainbow Body on the 13th day of the 4th month of the Wood Dog Year, 1934. To mark this auspicious anniversary, we are sharing the words of Yongdzin Rinpoche given in Paris 10~10~10, during a teaching weekend on Shardza Rinpoche’s famous text Kun-tu bzang-po’i snying-tig / The Innermost Essence of Kuntu Zangpo, also known in English as Heart Drops of Dharmakaya. Here Rinpoche speaks about the importance of Guru Yoga for understanding Dzogchen: This knowledge [of Dzogchen] is something very special, you see.…
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Two kinds of Nature

“There are two kinds of Nature: –          Relative nature; –          Absolute Nature. Relative Nature This means that nothing is created, it is just as it is. For instance, the nature of water is that it is wet, the nature of fire is that it is hot. This is relative nature. Absolute Nature Every being, from dharmakaya down to hell, is integrated with Nature. Nature encompasses all beings equally without any changes. But we don’t trust our own Nature, our own property. We don’t realize it, we don’t recognize it, we don’t try to know it. We are always just [looking]…
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