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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:

Shakyamuni, Sangwa Düpa and Tsewang Rigdzin

Today we are celebrating the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. Gautama Buddha is, according to Yungdrung Bon, an emanation of Sangwa Düpa who was a disciple of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwo. Here is an article that takes a look at this connection and also raises some interesting questions. After all, it was Buddha Shakyamuni himself who said:

Anniversary of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab’s Birth

Today, 15th day of the 1st month of the Zhang Zhung calendar, Bönpos celebrate the birth of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab. According to tradition, the Buddha of Yungdrung Bön was born 18,037 years ago in Olmo Lungring, a sacred region of Tagzig (Thazig). This is where he began teaching the way of liberation from cyclical existence and from there his teachings radiated out through space and time, reaching us here today. Excerpt from: The Four Wheels of Bön ༎བོན་འཁོར་ཚིག་བཞི།།, Oral Teachings by Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, Transcribed, compiled and edited by Carol Ermakova and Dmitry Ermakov, FPYB, UK, 2016. Cover image:…
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Anniversary of Tönpa Shenrab’s Parinirvana སྟོན་པའི་འདས་མཆོད།

“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.

New hypothesis about the location of Silver Castle of Garuda Valley (Khyunglung Ngulkhar)

FPYB is glad to announce a new article Historical annals show Gna’-shul Palace and Khyung-lung Dngul-mkhar (Silver Palace of Garuda Valley) in Central Zhang-zhung to be one and the same by Lama Tsultrim Phuntsok of Gurjam Gonpa (Translated from Tibetan by Pöntsang Phuntsok Namgyal and Dmitry Ermakov, edited with additional notes and Wylie transliteration by Dmitry Ermakov, English text edited by Carol Ermakova). This article puts forward one of several views as to the whereabouts of the famed Khyunglung Ngulkhar royal palace of Zhang Zhung emperors and Kharag, the self-manifested stone image of Zhang Zhung Drenpa Namkha. The author introduces…
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