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

Tag: Sipai Gyalmo

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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Celebrating Our Third Anniversary

Today Foundation for the Preservation of Yungdrung Bön is celebrating its 3rd anniversary as an educational charity officially registered with the Charity Commission. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers for their dedicated hard work, and to thank the international Sangha for your support throughout the year. Here are some snapshots from the last 12 months:

Message for the Western Bönpo Community from Yongdzin Rinpoche on conduct during the epidemic

Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche advises Western Bönpo practitioners on conduct during the Corona virus epidemic and gives brief instructions on the Healing Practice of Sipai Gyalmo/YesheWalmo. Recorded by Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung, Abbot of Triten Norbutse Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, 29 March 2020.

New Book: Yongdzin Rinpoche’s Instructions on the Healing Mantra of Sipai Gyalmo

COVID-19 has recently spread rapidly from China all over the world and was today declared a pandemic by WHO. Seventeen years ago, in similar circumstances during the worldwide SARS epidemic, Yongdzin Rinpoche gave detailed instructions on this text. Since many Bönpo practitioners received transmission  for this practice and are reciting the mantra, we thought it would be of benefit to release these teachings now. We discussed this with Yongdzin Rinpoche and he agreed, adding that this is only for people with transmission who are seriously reciting  this mantra of Yeshe Walmo. This booklet contains Rinpoche’s clear instructions on how to…
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